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RedBlueAmerica: Columnists say goodbye after 9 years

After nine years and hundreds of debates, the RedBlueAmerica column is coming to an end. Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis began this column while Barack Obama was battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in late 2007; they end it as Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House — and American politics appear to be massively upended.

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Christine M. Flowers: Truth the antidote for poison of Holocaust denial

Last week, I wrote a column about paying attention. I asked us to pay attention to the tragedy occurring in Aleppo because we had a moral obligation to focus on something beyond our narrow domestic interests. I might have come off sounding preachy and pretentious because a lot of people emailed to say that dead Syrian children “weren’t our problem” and accused me of being a clueless liberal.

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Nicholas Kristof: Pastor, am I a Christian?

What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st century? Can one be a Christian and yet doubt the virgin birth or the Resurrection? I put these questions to the Rev. Timothy Keller, an evangelical Christian pastor and best-selling author who is among the most prominent evangelical thinkers today. Our conversation has been edited for space and clarity.

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Russian hacking is Trump’s Watergate, or worse

In 1972, President Richard Nixon’s White House dispatched burglars to bug Democratic Party offices. That Watergate burglary and related “dirty tricks,” such as releasing mice at a Democratic press conference and paying a woman to strip naked and shout her love for a Democratic candidate, nauseated Americans — and impelled some of us kids at the time to pursue journalism.

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Trump congratulates first confirmed cabinet members Mattis and Kelly at inaugural ball

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania by his side, congratulated the first two confirmed cabinet members of his administration during the second of his three inaugural balls. Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis and Gen. John Kelly were formally approved and sworn in as defense secretary and secretary of homeland security on Friday.
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Trump congratulates first confirmed cabinet members Mattis and Kelly at inaugural ball

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Hungry squirrels forage under blanket of snow in Kennewick

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Ice skating down the street

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An Icy Time