29 Apr

Saturday’s Opinions: Trump has already started building a legacy. It’s highly negative.

Is $60 million really not enough for the Obamas?; One tax change that should be made — and certainly won’t be; Disliking Trump is getting very boring; When I’m honored for my journalism, everyone will see one thing: My headscarf; Ending hell on earth for D.C.’s children; Virginia is wrong to target a woman after an abortion; We can’t keep leaving black girls behind; Should the National Cathederal remove its Robert E. Lee windows? It’s complicated.; A deep dive into Trump’s elaborate fantasyland; Maryland shouldn’t wait for other states to start redistricting; Trump says he won’t shred NAFTA. Here’s what he should do instead.; The new Secret Service head has two critical missions; Russia can’t tell the difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and al-Qaeda; A serious golfer would never say this; Open Thread; NYT: Climate change impact is happening now. NYT: Eh, maybe not that big a deal.; Florida court denies CNN request to toss defamation case from heart surgeon; Happy Hour Roundup; Scandals bring symmetry to Fox News: Rotten on air, rotten off air; How old must you be to be ‘ancient’?
 
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Trump has already started building a legacy. It’s highly negative.
The Trump administration is seriously damaging the norms of American government.
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Latest Columns
Is $60 million really not enough for the Obamas?
Imagine the powerful message he would have sent had he chosen to renounce the new White House road to riches.
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One tax change that should be made — and certainly won’t be
The mortgage deducation is inefficient and primarily benefits the richest homeowners, but Americans are loath to give it up.
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Disliking Trump is getting very boring
His first 100 days are up. Let’s ignore him for the next 265.
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When I’m honored for my journalism, everyone will see one thing: My headscarf
I’m being honored at the White House correspondents’ dinner for my journalism, but I wonder if my Muslim faith will take center stage.
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Ending hell on earth for D.C.’s children
Those traumatized by the brutality and violence that surround them need special attention.
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Virginia is wrong to target a woman after an abortion
It is dangerous to criminalize women who seek to end their pregnancies.
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We can’t keep leaving black girls behind
Women are crucial to the struggles for civil rights and to end violence.
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Should the National Cathederal remove its Robert E. Lee windows? It’s complicated.
The Confederate general’s story presents a complicated case.
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A deep dive into Trump’s elaborate fantasyland
In it, everything goes according to plan.
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Maryland shouldn’t wait for other states to start redistricting
Reform begins at home.
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Editorial Cartoons
Here’s a joke: A president walked into a bar … Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days through cartoons
He blamed the bartender. If the first couple of months are any indication, Americans will feel the negative effects of this administration for many years to come.
 
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The Post’s View
Trump says he won’t shred NAFTA. Here’s what he should do instead.
If the president is serious about the tear-up becoming a tune-up, there’s a smart path to take.
 
The new Secret Service head has two critical missions
Protect the president, and rebuild the scandal-plagued agency.
 
Russia can’t tell the difference between Jehovah’s Witnesses and al-Qaeda
The Christian denomination is banned, in another setback to basic rights under Mr. Putin.
 
 
“Free For All” Letters
A serious golfer would never say this
I suspect serious golfers cringed when they spotted the headline “The president who golfed too much” [Sunday Opinion, April 23]. I’ve been playing golf for more than 60 years and have never heard…
 
 
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Open Thread
All yours.
 
NYT: Climate change impact is happening now. NYT: Eh, maybe not that big a deal.
Debut column from New York Times op-ed writer really should grapple with what the newspaper has reported.
 
Florida court denies CNN request to toss defamation case from heart surgeon
Ruling follows similar action in a federal court in Atlanta.
 
Happy Hour Roundup
Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.
 
Scandals bring symmetry to Fox News: Rotten on air, rotten off air
Things are bad at the No. 1 cable-news outlet.
 
How old must you be to be ‘ancient’?
If you’re a document which someone is trying to exclude under the federal hearsay rule, that is ….
 
     
 
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