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Editorial A fill-in-the-blanks massacre

Clip this editorial and hang onto it for the next time someone shoots up a school or a workplace or a country-western music festival. We can fill in the blanks together as political leaders compose thoughts and prayers before doing nothing about gun violence:

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Cal Thomas: The Billy Graham I knew

In my long career in journalism, I have met many famous people, but none of them impressed me as much as William Franklin "Billy" Graham. The reason had less to do with his fame and movie star looks; it was his humility that was so attractive, so refreshing, so like the One he faithfully served.

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Editorial: Attacking Obamacare, again

Despite the Trump administration's best efforts to undermine Obamacare, it is not collapsing, as the president often claims. The state exchanges where insurers sell policies to Americans who don't get health benefits at work are stabilizing, and enrollment remained about the same last year even after administration actions drove up premiums, slashed marketing efforts and shortened the sign-up period.

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Will Bunch: 50 years ago, Walter Cronkite told America the bitter truth. We need more Cronkites today

In February 1968, CBS's Walter Cronkite – popular anchorman on one of just three national nightly newscasts that came into America's living rooms for 30 minutes every night – met a trio of young network reporters for dinner on a 10th-floor rooftop restaurant at the Caravelle Hotel in South Vietnam's embattled capital of Saigon. The veteran newsman, then 51, seemed shell-shocked – ordering a drink but then staring off into the distance in what one writer later called "utter disbelief." He watched as helicopter gunships kept firing rounds into the neighborhoods that U.S. generals had been assuring Cronkite were under the safe control of America and its ally.

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