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Liberia’s president does not get it

The current problems in Liberia are the making of the current Liberian government and the so-called power-hungry opposition that criticizes the administration while being in bed with the government as consultants and corruption bedfellows at the same time.

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It’s time for the ERA to be ratified

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage as officially the law of the land, legal in all 50 states, deserves every celebration and tear of joy that we are seeing on TV and the Internet. But there is one imperative step toward perfection that our nation as a whole has not yet taken: that women are equal to men. 

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ICD-TEN Act reasonable and responsible

In healthcare, far-reaching policy decisions require great caution and thoughtful administration. Indeed, not only are budget lines at stake in the midst of sweeping change, but also the health and wellbeing of our nation’s most vulnerable patients.

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Facing transparency head-on

We recognize that privacy concerns about misuses of facial recognition exist. But privacy and innovation need not be mutually exclusive, as some seem to believe. 

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A watershed time for music

Congress is considering unprecedented and vital reforms that will make the music economy stronger and more fair. Music lovers and creators are speaking out like never before — from superstars like Taylor Swift to unsung session players and fans.

It’s an incredibly hopeful moment, full of possibility and promise.

Unfortunately, at pivotal moments like this, the forces of distortion and backwards thinking inevitably turn up the volume on their own disinformation and spin.

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The Supreme Court sent a powerful message on ObamaCare and gay marriage — will the 5th Circuit heed it on immigration?

The court made clear in King v. Burwell that political lawsuits die when they meet law, justice and common sense. And it taught in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution belongs to everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual preference or nationality.

That’s an important lesson for the GOP’s Texas immigration lawsuit.

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