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Adam Goodman: ‘We, the People’ — How to fix what Congress won’t

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Campaigns are the embodiment of barely controlled chaos. In conduct, and by nature, they are modern-day morality plays that feature candidates slugging it out for their political — and reputational — lives. Great theater, I suppose, but rest assured it’s the kind of mortal combat that leaves their campaign disciples reaching for Maalox, and the contenders seeking out Deepak Chopra for spiritual relief. Cue the Army of Trump, who over the past few inglorious weeks saw their pugilistic champion hit…

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Martin Dyckman: Khizr Kahn challenges a ‘morally untethered’ Donald Trump

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Thousands of speeches have I heard and forgotten since my first byline 64 years ago. Very few have deserved to be remembered nearly as much as Khizr Kahn‘s 368-word address to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. Eloquent and powerful in its simplicity and directness, it was timely, to the point, and to the heart as well as the head. He spoke of his son Humayun, a naturalized Muslim-American, an Army captain who died saving his soldiers from a suicide…

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