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Congress, get it right for dying Americans

By Kim Callinan
Before voting for an amendment that would invalidate D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act , Congress should remember that medical aid in dying is optional, writes Kim Callinan
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21:  Anthony Scaramucci answers reporters' questions during the daily White House press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quit after it was announced that Trump hired Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier and longtime supporter, to the position of White House communications director.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP-OUT)  White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus attends the swearing in ceremony for Nikki Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Haley was formerly the Governor of South Carolina.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The West Wing won't thrive as the House of Mooch

By David B. Cohen
In an unprecedented move, President Donald Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci as communications director over the objections of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Scaramucci has publicly and humiliatingly criticized Priebus, calling him a "paranoid schizophrenic" who will be pushed out soon, and let it be known that the only person he reports to is the President himself, not the chief of staff -- a stunning arrangement for a communications director and a sign of debilitating weakness for a sitting chief of staff.
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This street sign, warning of "easily startled" Twin Cities police, was put up on a corner in St. Paul, Minnesota. Another was put up in Minneapolis.

The conversation we need on police shootings

By James Gagliano
America is full of historical tensions between African-Americans and law enforcement, but we shouldn't succumb to biases by dismissing large pieces of the causality in our current racial divide, writes James Gagliano.
US President Donald Trump speaks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) during the 36th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

If Trump offers you a job, don't take it

By Michael D'Antonio
Flynn, Sessions, and Spicer needed Trump to get to the top. But when they didn't satisfy Trump's high-pressure demands, he exploited their weaknesses, writes Michael D'Antonio.

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