Thought Chasm these posts, while infrequent and poorly thought out, are also not all that complex, structurally.

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Norwegian: No thank you, President Trump

A century ago it was different. About 800,000 Norwegians migrated to the US, including my great-grandfather. We were a poor country, and the migrants were searching for opportunities and fit the phrase on the Statue of Liberty: They were our

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Donald Trump Is Lying Again, Now About James Comey

Members of Congress need to give Americans reason to believe the Russia investigation isn’t a charade with a predetermined outcome. They need to make clear that while the president may think he is above the truth, he is not above

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Did Ben Carson Liken Slavery to Immigration?

That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day

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Trump adviser cites non-existent ‘massacre’ defending ban

So to recap: There was no massacre in Bowling Green, and Obama didn’t ban Iraqi refugees from the country for six months. Major outlets, including CNN, did cover Alwan and Hammadi’s case. We did not, however, cover the Bowling Green

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surely, this is a coincidence, yes?

The first week of Mr Trump has been impressive. His campaign promises were generally considered fanciful and his supporters weren’t likely to take him literally, but it turns out they should have—everyone should have. Even Pence, who considered a ban

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Donald the Unready

But as far as we know, almost no people meeting that description will be in the new administration, except possibly the nominee for defense secretary — whose nickname just happens to be “Mad Dog.” So there you have it: an

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Donald Trump’s First, Alarming Week as President-Elect

Seven days may not be enough time to fully assess any new leader, especially in the case of Trump, whose first week was marked by seeming chaos in his efforts to put together an Administration. But what we’ve learned so

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