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What if God were one of us?

The Christian Bible says that God is love and obligates God’s people to love their neighbors. But under Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, hundreds of children have been separated from their parents.

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Personalism: The philosophy we need

We talk in shorthand about “Trump voters” or “social justice warriors,” but when you actually meet people they defy categories. Moreover, most actual human beings are filled with ambivalences.

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GOP to Americans with health problems: Drop dead

If Republicans hold Congress, they will strip away protections for the 52 million Americans who have pre-existing conditions that, before passage of the Affordable Care Act, could have led insurers to deny them coverage. The Trump administration is already trying to take away those protections via the courts.

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The report’s real message: Trump is lying

The Justice Department report addresses one question that’s more important than any other: Did the Justice Department and FBI use their power, as Trump has repeatedly claimed, to help Clinton’s campaign and hurt his? And the report’s answer is clear: No.

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Trump deserves more latitude and less attitude

President Trump had barely departed Singapore when Democrats in Washington unleashed scathing attacks over his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Where were these complaints when President Barack Obama was enjoying peanuts and Cracker Jack with Raul Castro in Cuba?

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Trump’s America goes full Charles Dickens

The Trump administration floats a plan for tent cities, modern-day Hoovervilles to shelter the growing number of migrant children it is detaining. Whatever the motives behind such policies, they have the appearance of abject cruelty, not a good look for Republicans as they go into midterm elections.

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Trump’s North Korean fantasyland

It’s important to take on two deeply flawed but predictable arguments that have been offered in defense of Trump’s lovefest with North Korea’s brutal dictator and the president’s approach to negotiation.

Painting the Delta

Watch as Sacramento artist Stephanie Taylor paints a Delta scene.