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Some years ago, my wife and I were walking along the edge of a horse pasture when a stampede broke out. We heard them before we saw them. Nine big mares — Shire/thoroughbred crosses — went thundering past at a dead gallop, a thrilling and somewhat scary sight.

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As Joe Biden takes office as the nation’s 46th president, one number should be deeply disturbing to anyone who cares about the health of democracy. That number is 32: the percentage of Americans who told an ABC/Washington Post poll that Biden “did not legitimately win” the November election.…

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There are many dangers ahead for that great survivor of American politics, Joe Biden. There is a deadly virus that is rampaging across the land even as it is mutating, economic challenges, a wealth and privilege gap that is widening, potential troubles with Iran, allies wary of America’s com…

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In preparation for Election Day, Manhattan businesses boarded up in case violence erupted if Donald Trump won reelection. They had seen or already experienced destruction during the summer, when George Floyd’s and other Black people’s death at the hands — or knees — of police officers set of…

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Even as Trump apologists try to spin the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill, and conservative talking heads redefine the suspension of most of his social media accounts as anti-First Amendment, the president continues to deny any responsibility for an obvious attempted coup by his most radical supporters.

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The violent insurrection that occurred last week was a dark day for our country and will forever be a stain on Donald Trump’s legacy. Donald Trump bears responsibility for what happened, but the dangerous lie that led to the uprising could not have taken hold and been sustained without the h…

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“In times of trouble, it’s always the most vulnerable who suffer the worst,” Archbishop Bashar Warda, Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, said just before Thanksgiving, at a mostly virtual global conference focusing on persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the globe.

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“In times of trouble, it’s always the most vulnerable who suffer the worst,” Archbishop Bashar Warda, Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil, Iraq, said just before Thanksgiving, at a mostly virtual global conference focusing on persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the globe.

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This is the year of Joe. Not Biden. But the main man in the Nativity scene nearest you (since Jesus is but a baby, albeit divine). Pope Francis delivered the news of a year dedicated to St. Joseph earlier this month on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8. So, we are already a fe…

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