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President Obama getting help from faith leaders against gun lobby


"The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can't hold America hostage," President Barack Obama said in his national address from the White House Jan. 5. That encapsulates the point of our latest print editorial, available online here.

Obama is in a tough spot, fighting hard to stay relevant in his last year in office. The presidential bully pulpit is likely his last tool against an array of hostile presidential candidates and an intractable Congress. I hope he makes the most of it.

"Just" a Layperson


It's become a habit to refer to voters who favor Trump and Cruz as "less educated" as opposed to the "better educated" who back some of the others. While educational levels do matter in voter choices, as one factor among many, they become biased when they become associated with political or cultural agendas.


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January 29-February 11, 2016


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