Opinion: Did Steve Bannon get this half right?

Steve Bannon is right not to beat around the bush: We are racists. Last Saturday, when speaking to France’s far-right National Front, he affirmed their nationalistic platform. “Let them call you racists,” he said. Speaking to those who might be feeling uncomfortable with the National Front’s history and racist image, Bannon said: “Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker.”

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Opinion: 6 ways Trump can help stop Russian meddling

The controversial draft report from the Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee, revealed this week, purports to conclude that Russia did not undertake active measures to help President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. In so doing, the report is directly at odds with the US intelligence community, which concluded just the opposite: that Russia did intervene to help elect Trump.

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Opinion: Why Trump is right to purge his Cabinet

Having sacked Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, President Donald Trump has signaled that other heads could be meant for the guillotine. Perhaps as many as nine. Cabinet massacres of that scale are usually a sign of instability, even failing leadership. It wasn’t Jimmy Carter’s Crisis of Confidence speech in 1979 that destroyed his credibility so much as the mass Cabinet firing that followed it.

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Opinion: There's a Huge Problem With Fighting the Anti-Video Game Debate With a #NotAllGames Mentality

  1. Opinion: There’s a Huge Problem With Fighting the Anti-Video Game Debate With a #NotAllGames Mentality  IGN
  2. Games for Change create counter-point to White House ‘Gaming Violence’ video  Destructoid
  3. Games for Change Counters Trump With a Montage Focusing on the Beauty of Video Games  mxdwn.com
  4. The Real Problem With Video Games  New York Times
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Opinion: Trump's speech proves why he is GOP's worst enemy

Hours before “Saturday Night Live” aired, Donald Trump was serving up some of his own comedy. This time it was in Pennsylvania at a rally in support of Republican Rick Saccone, who is facing Democrat Conor Lamb in a special congressional election slated for Tuesday. And, once again, Trump gave us another example of why Trump is his own — and potentially the GOP’s — worst enemy.

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Opinion: How Obama got blindsided

Barack Obama has been out of the White House for only a little more than a year. But it’s not too soon for historians to begin to assess the impact of his momentous presidency. Soon after the election, I convened a conference at Princeton University to start the discussion, and now some of the work by scholars who attended the meeting has been published as the first historical assessment of the 44th President’s two terms. In the piece that follows and with the contributions from some of the historians, we attempt to analyze what Obama did and did not accomplish.

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