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LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: A peace mural is seen prior a Dissident Republican Parade on April 10, 2023 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Derry is host to annual parades by dissident republican groups that mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the armed insurrection against British rule in Ireland that catalysed the creation of an independent state of Ireland. Today's parades also fall on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, the deal that dissident republicans do not accept, signed on April 10, 1998, which ended most of the violence during the decades-long conflict known as The Troubles. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Twenty-five years ago, hope, history rhymed with Good Friday Agreement. It can again | Opinion

BY: - April 11, 2023

President Joe Biden visits Ireland this week on the anniversary of the agreement that ended ‘The Troubles.’

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It was big news when a grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump.

The indictment of Donald Trump is a ‘strange’ moment in our politics. Experts explain | Analysis

BY: - April 5, 2023

'The strength of our legal system is the thing that makes me proud. What makes me sad is that we’re in this situation,' an analyst said.

Trump hit with 34 felony counts of falsifying New York state business records

BY: , and - April 4, 2023

'The Left’s weaponization of our criminal justice system for their own benefit is truly un-American,' U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District, said.

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How old is too old to run for president? The answer isn’t cut and dried | Ray Landis

BY: - December 4, 2022

That decision should be based on how best to move the United States forward – not on the date on a birth certificate.

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While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 8, 2021

New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.

In Pgh return, Biden to unveil $2T plan to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, move to clean energy

BY: - March 31, 2021

Biden will make the announcement in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon, where he launched his 2020 presidential campaign.

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Learning to love one-party rule: A Beginner’s Guide | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 24, 2021

In a hyper-partisan time like ours, one-party rule means that things can get done. It also fosters competition between the parties.

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Biden as the Anti-Obama: I didn’t see that one coming | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - March 19, 2021

One of the major goals of the Trump presidency, if not the number one aim, was erasure of the legacy of President Barack Obama. Whether the topic was the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Affordable Care Act, civil rights for LGBTQ citizens, or immigration reform, the standing policy rule in the Trump […]

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Biden is the best man for this pivotal moment | Dick Polman

BY: - March 15, 2021

Ask yourself whether we’d be mass vaccinating – and on track to normalcy by the fourth of July – if we were still stuck with The Former Guy.

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We’re functionally illiterate about our own democracy | Dick Polman

BY: - March 8, 2021

Trump was able to gin them up because they were so dumbed down. They had no idea they were doing anything wrong.

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Normalizing our relations in the Middle East is reflective of broader geopolitical and geo-economic concerns | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2021

Biden’s decision to re-enter nuclear talks with Iran will drive Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other Arab states toward one another as the U.S. pursues diplomatic relations with all major players in the region.

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And *now* Republicans are worried about mean Tweets? | Dick Polman

BY: - February 27, 2021

John Cornyn, speaking for virtually all Senate Republicans, says Neera Tanden shouldn’t be confirmed because she has frequently tweeted harsh criticism of GOP bigwigs.