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    Trump is insulting our intelligence — Charles M. Blow

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    The filthy metaphor of Rome ― Frank Bruni

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    Macron and the revival of Europe — Roger Cohen

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    No country for this old man — Timothy Egan

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    What’s the matter with Europe? — Paul Krugman

    MAY 5 — On Sunday, France will hold its presidential runoff. Most observers expect Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, to defeat Marine Le Pen, the white nationalist — please,...

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    On the power of being awful ― Paul Krugman

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    Lessons from 100 days of President Trump ― Nicholas Kristof

    APRIL 30 ― Here are a dozen things we have learned in President Donald Trump’s first 100 days. 1. Trump has had the worst beginning of any president since, oh, perhaps William...

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    The pond-skater presidency — David Brooks

    APRIL 28 — You’ve got to give him credit — Donald Trump is a lot more adaptable than many of his critics. Many of them reacted to Trump’s shocking election victory in the...

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    The urgency of ethnic nationalism ― David Leonhardt

    APRIL 26 ― A virulent nationalism, tinged with bigotry, is on the rise across much of the world. It helped elect Narendra Modi in India and sustains Vladimir Putin in Russia. It...

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    Crime and different punishments ― Ross Douthat

    APRIL 24 ― Last week, the state of Arkansas, which had executed exactly nobody since 2005, put to death Ledell Lee for the crime of murdering Debra Reese in 1993. Why now — 11...

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    Life, Liberty and Ivanka ― Roger Cohen

    APRIL 22 ― To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the United States of America, President Donald Trump hosted a lavish party at the Mar-a-Lago White House. Banners proclaiming...

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    The North Korea-Trump nightmare ― Nicholas Kristof

    APRIL 20 ― President Donald Trump is scary in many ways, but perhaps the most frightening nightmare is of him blundering into a new Korean war. It would begin because the...

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    How to leave a mark on people ― David Brooks

    APRIL 19 ― Joe Toscano and I worked at Incarnation summer camp in Connecticut a few decades ago. Joe went on to become an extremely loving father of five and a fireman in...

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    Ample India: An inspiring example ― Roger Cohen

    APRIL 18 ― By various accounts there are five or six Jews left here, but Jew Town, as the area around the almost 450-year-old synagogue is known, hums with activity, and the...

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    President Carter, am I a Christian? — Nicholas Kristof

    APRIL 16 — Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday. But wait — do we really think Jesus literally rose from the dead? I asked questions like that in a Christmas Day column,...

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    Why is Trump fighting ISIS in Syria? ― Thomas L. Friedman

    APRIL 12 ― The Trump foreign policy team has been all over the map on what to do next in Syria — topple the regime, intensify aid to rebels, respond to any new attacks on...

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    Trump was right to strike Syria ― Nicholas Kristof

    APRIL 11 ― President Donald Trump’s airstrikes against Syria were of dubious legality. They were hypocritical. They were impulsive. They may have had political motivations....

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    War as political weapon — Charles M Blow

    APRIL 10 — Donald Trump has turned his back on pretty much everything he has ever said about US military involvement in Syria and launched nearly 60 missiles at an air base in...