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As President-elect Joe Biden prepares for foreign crises, political analysts see the need to address domestic divisions in America.
Counterpoint: New times call for more professional city leadership
The council-manager plan has proved its efficiency in major cities across the country.
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LZ Granderson, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
Capitol insurrection was domestic terror; police response was America as usual
Culturally, we prefer distancing ourselves from hard truths.
Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg Opinion (TNS)
Three clashing truths about the Capitol riot
One: The Republican Party is in a spiral. Two: The nation's democratic institutions survived. Three: This is true democracy we're seeing.
Bret Stephens, New York Times
A quick impeachment and trial could banish Trump from office ever again
To allow him to serve out his term puts the nation's safety at risk and leaves the door open for another presidential run.
Merrick Garland can help lower the temperature in Washington
Biden's pick for AG bodes well for his administration's success.
Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg Opinion
Senate control will transform the Biden era
He won't be able to pass everything he wants, but it's going to be a lot easier to get things done.
Scott Martelle, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
What now, America?
There is much to parse about Wednesday's events in Washington.
Noah Feldman, Bloomberg Opinion (TNS)
Justice Department really needs Merrick Garland
His experience and style are ideal for the next attorney general's mission, which is to restore the legitimacy and credibility of federal law enforcement.
Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg Opinion (TNS)
What ails vaccine rollout is too much management, not too little
Buying up supplies and bestowing a vaccine monopoly on state governments blocked normal distribution channels.
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
President Trump incites violent rioters
Whatever his rhetoric, he betrays the Constitution when he galvanizes rioters to overpower our democratic process.
Farhad Manjoo, New York Times
With one presidential phone call, QAnon shows its power
It's a bit like jazz musicians improvising, each one punching up the other's riff.
Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman: Never forget the names of these Republicans attempting a coup
This time they'll fail, but their disloyalty to America is clear.
Will Bunch, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)
Don't blame (just) Trump for slow vaccine rollout
The root of the problem goes back decades. Blame Reagan.
Andrew F. Arthur
COVID masks for young athletes are worse than useless
There is no science backing up the effectiveness of masks once soaked with sweat, and they pose a risk of serious injury during play.
Biden inherits peace talks, challenges in Afghanistan
He's right to want to end 'forever wars,' but lasting peace is ultimate goal.
Ross Douthat, New York Times
What Republicans might gain if they lose Georgia
I do want David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to lose their U.S. Senate races, mostly because I don't want the Republican Party to be permanently ruled by Donald Trump.
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg Opinion (TNS)
A tale of two election challenges: More than just 'media bias'
A Democrat's challenge in 2005 was irresponsible. Republicans' challenge this year is much worse.
Biden faces a difficult decision on Cuba
He'll learn that nation's old, repressive ways are the same as ever.
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