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Editorial: Senate should OK Pompeo, not Jackson

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board has long argued that presidents should be able to choose individuals for top positions without reflexive opposition from those on the other side of the political aisle. "Elections have consequences," as President Barack Obama famously told congressional Republicans who opposed his agenda in 2009.

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Editorial: Corporations don't deserve a free pass on human rights lawsuits

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder – again – for victims of human rights violations to seek justice in American courts. Five conservative justices held that an 18th century law that allows foreigners to bring lawsuits for violations of the "law of nations" can't be used against foreign corporations – even if the alleged violations took place in the United States. It was a cruelly cramped reading of the law from a court that in other contexts, such as the 1st Amendment and election law, has treated corporations as persons.

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Stephen L. Carter: DNC's hacking suit is a missed opportunity

The Democratic National Committee's lawsuit against President Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, WikiLeaks and the Russian Federation had barely been filed before the first fundraising email hit my inbox. The party was bragging about the litigation, how this bold stroke would fix Trump, fix what's wrong with democracy, and put two apple pies in every garage. But reading over the 66-page complaint, filed Friday in federal district court in New York, one can hardly avoid being saddened at what might have been. The case could have provided the opportunity to resolve a vexing legal problem about liability for hacking. Instead, the DNC preferred a publicity stunt.

Leonard Pitts: This is what I call the 'stupidification' of America

Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts discusses what he calls the "stupidification" of America. He says there is no use arguing with people who deny simple, verifiable facts.
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Leonard Pitts: This is what I call the 'stupidification' of America