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National Opinions

Christine Flowers: Church case wasn’t just about playgrounds

Normally, the most notable part of a Supreme Court decision is not the dissent. Except for the times when the late, lamented Antonin Scalia would express his fury at what he considered to be a moronic decision by his peers, justices who disagreed were not all that interesting in their disagreement. Even Oliver Wendell Holmes, the so-called “Great Dissenter,” wore on your nerves with his righteous indignation.

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David Greenberg: Trump is mirroring Nixon’s final days

For more than 40 years, virtually every major scandal in American politics has been likened to Watergate. But no presidential deed — not Ronald Reagan’s trading of arms for hostages in Iran-contra, not Bill Clinton’s cover-up of his affair with a young White House aide in the Monica Lewinsky affair — ever rivaled any of Richard Nixon’s serial abuses of executive power in their gravity.

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Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument

Less than 24 hours after a monument of the Ten Commandments was installed outside the Arkansas State Capitol, it was smashed to pieces by Michael Tate Reed, who drove his car into it. Tate live streamed the incident via Facebook.
AP Alexa Ard, McClatchy
Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument 1:04

Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument

Richland teens learn fun, life lessons on pioneer trail reenactment 1:08

Richland teens learn fun, life lessons on pioneer trail reenactment

Fireworks for a cause 0:36

Fireworks for a cause

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase 4:16

81-year-old woman on a coffee run leads police on slow-speed chase