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Op-Ed Budget for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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^Commentary: The long, terrifying shadow of mass violence<


Almost 18 years ago, the girls running from terror were my twin sisters Joelle and Shauna. They were 15 when they fled the attack on the World Trade Center. Days before, they had transferred to the High School for Leadership and Public Service, a city block from the towers.

1050 by Stacy Torres. MOVED


^Commentary: Why Trump's supporters deny the racism that seems so evident to Democratic voters.<


If Trump were openly proclaiming white supremacy, then it should follow that his supporters recognize this and support his racism. Indeed, an emerging theme among many liberals follows this reasoning: "Trump is a racist. If you still support him, so are you." But in fact the vast majority of Trump's supporters do not believe he's a racist, so this kind of argument more often offends rather than convinces them.

950 by Ian Haney Lopez. MOVED


^Commentary: When we stop talking to each other, democracy dies in silence<


What happens? That's when democracy dies. Not necessarily in darkness but in silence.

1300 by David Winston. MOVED


^Commentary: Trump's trade war revives Xi's Silk Road<


650 by Shuli Ren. MOVED


^Commentary: The problem with the 'superbug' label<


In reporting on the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, journalists often refer to the microbes in question as "bugs" with the modifier "super" used as a prefix. We view this choice of terminology as deeply unsatisfactory for several reasons.

750 by Neil S. Greenspan And Arturo Casadevall. MOVED



^Christine M. Flowers: Chris Cuomo should chill out. 'Fredo' is not a racial slur against Italians<


600 by Christine M. Flowers. MOVED


^Doyle McManus: Just say no to Canada's drugs<


I don't suffer from diabetes. But an estimated 30 million Americans do, and 1.5 million of them need insulin injections to stay alive. They're facing a catastrophe: the price of insulin has nearly tripled over the last decade. Many cash-strapped diabetics without good insurance have resorted to rationing their supply. Some have died.

That shouldn't happen in the world's richest country. Nor does it need to happen. The proof is next door in Canada.

900 by Doyle McManus. MOVED


^Clive Crook: The Fed needs a radical new approach<


1050 by Clive Crook. MOVED



^Leonard Pitts Jr.: Jeffrey Epstein didn't commit suicide<


He was murdered by Hillary and/or Bill Clinton. Or he was assassinated by the Russians. Or Donald Trump killed him. Or he isn't dead at all, having been spirited into the Witness Protection Program, where he presumably now shares an island mansion with Tupac Shakur and 84-year-old Elvis Presley.

800 by Leonard Pitts Jr.. MOVED

^Jonah Goldberg: Epstein's death reflects our new age of conspiracy theories<


900 by Jonah Goldberg. MOVED

^Victor Davis Hanson: A bad deal, 80 years ago<


The world was shocked _ and terrified _ by the agreement. Western democracies of the 1930s had counted on the huge resources of Communist Russia, and its hostility to the Nazis, to serve as a brake on Adolf Hitler's Western ambitions. Great Britain and the other Western European democracies had assumed that the Nazis would never invade them as long as a hostile Soviet Union threatened the German rear.

900 by Victor Davis Hanson. MOVED

^Clarence Page: What role does 'toxic masculinity' play in mass shootings?<


"Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun," declared President Donald Trump when he condemned shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which left at least 31 people dead and dozens wounded.

800 by Clarence Page. MOVED



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^Editorial: Trump said he wanted more immigrants from places like Norway. Now he's using policy to try to make it happen.<


^But if the incident in which Mr. Trump proclaimed a desire for more immigrants from countries like Norway (read: rich and white) and not from "s_<-hole" countries like Haiti and much of Africa (read: poor and black or brown) wasn't enough to prove otherwise, his administration's actions this week should erase all doubt.

750. MOVED


^Editorial: The Trump administration's 'public charge' rule puts more restrictions on legal immigrants<


250. MOVED


^Editorial: Trump's rollback of endangered species rules is reckless<


300. MOVED


^Editorial: Ken Cuccinelli, Trump's immigration chief, betrays path his own ancestors took to America<


200. MOVED


^Editorial: Questions about death of Jeffrey Epstein demand answers<


New questions now are layered on top of the many distressing truths _ both known and not yet uncovered _ surrounding the disgraced financier who has been accused of sexually abusing hundreds of young girls in New York and Florida.

Getting answers is critical.

500. MOVED


^Editorial: California car deal offers a ray of hope<


In the voluntary agreement announced late last month, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW agreed to increase their fleets' fuel efficiency to an average 51 miles per gallon by 2026. That would increase the industry average by 50% and reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

400. MOVED


^Editorial: Gun-violence restraining orders are a valuable tool _ but due process matters<


200. MOVED




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