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What Happens When the Caravan Gets Here?

What Happens When the Caravan Gets Here?

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The immigration issue is going to tear America apart, and the truly damaging ripping could begin when the caravan of mostly Central American migrants, currently about 7,000 strong and making its way through Mexico at about 40 miles per day, arrives at the U.S. border in 20 days or so. What happens when they get…
Halloween: Finally a Really Good Movie About Evil

Halloween: Finally a Really Good Movie About Evil

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Sequels, especially horror sequels, aren’t supposed to be this good. The exceptions prove the rule. And ever since 1978’s release of John Carpenter’s Halloween, the franchise has been struggling to recreate the box office sales, if not the majestic slasher grandeur, of the original. They’d failed until this year. 2018’s Halloween reboot isn’t just a…
A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

A Nation Addled by Conspiracy Theories

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It’s become familiar to the point of routine. After a shooting, a bombing, a national crisis of any sort, partisans on both sides fling fact-free, post-truth conspiracy narratives at each other. Within minutes of any tragedy, there’s talk of setups, crisis actors, government patsies, and alternative plot lines so outrageous they would make a fiction…
The Communitarian Roots of Halloween

The Communitarian Roots of Halloween

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When Americans think of holidays that unite us and strengthen community, we don’t typically think of Halloween. Independence Day, with its explicit nationalist fervor, its parades, its church and neighborhood barbecues, perhaps tops the list. After that, we’re likely to look to the Christmas season, with its many public gatherings, office parties, and visits to…
Brazil’s Right-Wing Hugo Chavez

Brazil’s Right-Wing Hugo Chavez

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Brazil just held a presidential election that has filled the international press with anxiety. The winner, right-wing congressman and former Army officer Jair Messias Bolsonaro, has made rude comments about women, blacks, and homosexuals that many news outlets equate with incipient fascism. Commentators naturally have compared Bolsonaro to Donald Trump, a comparison the Brazilian firebrand…
Rampage victims’ funerals begin as Trump heads to Pittsburgh

Rampage victims' funerals begin as Trump heads to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday, holding the first in a weeklong series of funerals for the 11 people gunned down in a synagogue in the bloodiest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. Cecil and David Rosenthal, intellectually disabled brothers in their 50s, were “beautiful souls” who had “not an ounce…
Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found dead in prison at 89

1 of 5 FILE - This June 23, 2011, file booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger died in federal custody after being sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Officials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons say he died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (U.S. Marshals…
Concerns growing over rejections of vote-by-mail ballots

Concerns growing over rejections of vote-by-mail ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Drawing on her years of military experience, Maureen Heard was careful to follow all the rules when she filled out an absentee ballot for the 2016 election. She read the instructions thoroughly, signed where she was supposed to, put the ballot in its envelope and dropped it off at her county elections…
Campaign 2018 – Latest Midterm Election News & Results – Senate & House

Campaign 2018 - Latest Midterm Election News & Results - Senate & House

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Stay on top of the 2018 midterm election races for House and Senate in The Washington Times including campaign news & opinion coverage with polls, photos and videos.
Julia Ioffe, CNN commentator, says Trump ‘has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did’

Julia Ioffe, CNN commentator, says Trump 'has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did'

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A CNN commentator said Monday that President Trump is worse than the Islamic State, though she promptly took the words back when people began responding on social media. Julia Ioffe, who also is a correspondent for GQ and writes for The Washington Post, said …