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Abandonment of NATO can’t be walked back

Even more than a willingness to use force in defense of an ally, Article 5 has come to embody the political commitment that undergirds the alliance of the West.

Colbert is lucky he’s not a professional athlete

None of this means athletes are more or less sensitive than the average talk show host. But if they say something patently offensive, their teams or leagues are going to do something about it.

Terrorists will keep trying to attack Britain

Serious questions will now be asked across Britain about its Muslim communities and whether Muslim leaders and role models are saying and doing enough to counter the poisonous narratives emanating from Islamic terrorist groups.


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A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Islamic State

Iraq and Syria need to be reimagined as looser, better governed, more inclusive confederal states that give minorities room to breathe.


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Surround Confederate statues with full picture

We shouldn’t honor the dishonorable Confederate cause, but we shouldn’t try to erase it, either.


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No gimmicks – it’s time for colleges to cut costs

If recent news reports are any indication, the pricing strategies that colleges have utilized for several decades to attract students seem to be coming to an end.

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Children should be taught to speak up

As a sociologist, I teach college students about the power of groups on individual behavior, and the role of authority figures in silencing individual dissent. As a parent, I see it firsthand.


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Remembering a hero on Memorial Day

One hundred years ago this month, a University of Pennsylvania professor enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces to serve during the First World War. He would not return.


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Islamic terrorism hits most innocent

Manchester was, in some ways, like Newtown. Because children raise the stakes and deepen the horror.

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Trump’s budget betrays campaign promises to Navy

A 350-ship fleet is key for both national security and international stability.


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Integrate Muslims to limit terrorism in US

Trump should want to enlist Muslim Americans in a fight many of them have already joined, and affirm that he values their citizenship.


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Trump repudiates Kennedy’s legacy on trade

One of the things Kennedy asked of Americans was to break with their protectionist past once and for all.


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The hidden blessing for Trump in the Mueller probe

Mueller can take as long as he wants. In fact, he may now be the most powerful person in D.C.

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