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Sue over fake news? Not so fast

By Paul Callan
Americans pay a price for the freedom that makes stories like "Pizzagate" possible, but it is a price worth paying, writes Paul Callan.
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 03: Firefighters work on the scene following an overnight fire that claimed the lives of at least nine people at a warehouse in the Fruitvale neighborhood on December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California. The warehouse was hosting an electronic music party.  (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Why to embrace "nanny state" after Oakland fire

By Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst
Regulations exist for a reason, writes Juliette Kayyem. They didn't fail in Oakland; rather, "regulations remind us of what is, and isn't, acceptable behavior."
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

How Trump should use Twitter

By Julian Zelizer
Twitter can create a sense of intimacy to engage citizens with politics, but Trump has already demonstrated the destructive paths this tool could take, writes Julian Zelizer. He needs some rules.
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How China could respond to Trump call

By Michael Auslin
It is time to stop debating the wisdom of Trump's call with Taiwan's president, and prepare for what China's coming response might be, says Michael Auslin.
FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears his "Make America Great Again" hat at a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats proudly tout they are "Made in USA." Not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

What to expect from Washington under Trump

By David M. Smick
After several decades of policy stalemate in Washington, GOP control over Congress and the White House could bring significant change, writes David M. Smick

10 minutes that could change US-China history

The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  President-elect Donald Trump stands outside the clubhouse following his meeting with Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

Boss Trump in action

By Michael D'Antonio
In building executive groups, Donald Trump has repeatedly shown that he values raw talent and abject loyalty over all other qualities, writes Michael D'Antonio.
Commander of the U.S. Central Command Gen. James N. Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2014 and the future years of the defense program on Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Inside the Mind of 'Mad Dog' Mattis

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
If Mattis is confirmed as Secretary of Defense, which will require a congressional waiver, clues about how he may guide the Pentagon can be found his books and colorful aphorisms, writes Peter Bergen
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led military drills focused on artillery battle training on Thursday, North Korean state news agency KCNA reports.

KCNA reports that North Korea "must completely destroy the intention of confrontation by South Koreans" in the first strike, and the army should "erase all enemy nests" and "wipe all of them out."

The training follows a UN Security Council resolution passed on Wednesday to impose stricter sanctions against North Korea, nearly three months after the secretive nation carried out its fifth nuclear test.

US must not overlook North Korea threat

By Mike Rogers
The US should leverage its diplomatic, economic, intelligence and military capabilities to prevent continued North Korean weapons development, says Mike Rogers.
A young Mitt Romney with his parents, George W. and Lenore Romney.

When a President-elect picked a Romney for his cabinet

By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
A President-elect stuns the political world by picking his onetime archenemy to become a member of his cabinet. Gloria Borger says it happened in 1968 and the results were not so good.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City.

Trump's Romney romance could be one big setup

By S.E. Cupp
S.E. Cupp: I have a sinking feeling that Donald Trump's courtship of Mitt Romney is a setup meant to eventually embarrass the one-time Never Trumper on a massive scale.
Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ohio State attack 'has its roots in the United States'

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman
Peter Bergen and David Sterman say using Ohio State to bolster efforts to block refugees misses the point, because the attacker's inspiration grew from inside our borders.

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