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Martin Dyckman: What have we become in the time of Trump?

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A young woman who works at a store that we frequent told of a recent experience that haunts my mind, as I hope it will yours. She and her husband were homebound from a European vacation. As the aircraft waited on the tarmac at Amsterdam’s airport, an announcement told three named passengers to identify themselves to a flight attendant. Every name, she noted, sounded Middle Eastern. Each was asked to produce a passport, even though all the passengers had had…

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Unfriended? Divisive presidential campaign roils Facebook

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Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on “unfriending” sprees. And some, such as Adolfo Olivas of Hamilton, Ohio, have decided to just shut down their accounts, as the divisive presidential campaign causes a deluge of news feeds amid photos of smiling kids’ first day of school and what’s on the grill for dinner. The last straw for the former Republican mayor came after GOP nominee Donald Trump‘s criticism of fellow Gold Star parents, the…

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Donald Trump to try to steady campaign with economic speech

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Donald Trump is trying to shift from a disastrous stretch of his presidential campaign to one focused on policy and party unity. But even as his allies speak of lessons the political newcomer has learned, two of his staunchest Republican critics warn that he could be heading for losses in a pair of battleground states. Trump is set to deliver an economic speech on Monday to the prestigious Detroit Economic Club in his effort to step past his spats over…

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Darryl E. Owens: Donald Trump’s Wrath over Khan offers more evidence of unfitness to lead troops

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Perhaps the most poignant words spoken at last week’s Democratic National Convention came from a heartbroken dad who’d lost his son in Iraq in service to Old Glory. Yet, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scheme to bar Muslims from entering the nation for which Khizr Khan’s son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, sacrificed his life only magnified his loss. Khan took aim at the Donald, firing both barrels. He questioned whether Trump was acquainted with the Constitution. And he blasted…

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Florida Republicans disagree with Donald Trump, but still back him

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Top Florida Republicans are distancing themselves from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump‘s comments about an American Muslim family whose son was killed in Iraq. But so far, none of the top elected Republicans in the state have dropped their support of Trump, or even criticized him as sharply as some other Republicans have in the last few days. Still there are signs of growing discomfort even among some of his most ardent supporters. Right now it’s not clear if any…

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