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Opinion L.A. Observations and provocations from The Times' Opinion Staff
Clinton dodges a bullet on her 2nd Amendment evolution

Hillary Clinton is getting a lot of grief for her answer to a question about gun control at her debate Wednesday with Donald Trump. But Clinton dodged what could have been a more lethal political bullet because Trump failed to press her aggressively on her claim that she has always supported an individual right to own a gun.

Charles C.W.

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We saw a new Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night, the Shade Queen that America deserves

I fought through deep internal resistance to watch the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night. There were no snacks or drinks or good company that could make it otherwise.

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Trump's cynicism about election results is far different from Bush-Gore fight

Surrogates for Donald J. Trump have been trying to compare one of the more reprehensible moments of Wednesday’s debate — Trump’s refusal to say that he would accept the election results — to Al Gore’s reaction to the 2000 presidential vote count in Florida. But it’s not an apt comparison for a couple of reasons.

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An archbishop finds Trump and Clinton equally problematic. Really, Your Grace?

On Thursday Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will appear at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie fundraiser for Catholic charities at which they will flank Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York. Lucky for them that the affair isn’t being held in Philadelphia.

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What a leaked email reveals about identity politics in the Clinton campaign

Hey kids, want to play “Name that food group?”

WikiLeaks released a document this week purporting to be a March 17 email to Hillary Clinton from her campaign manager, John Podesta, listing potential running mates chosen by Podesta and five other top campaign aides.

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Dylan stands mute on his Nobel Prize — but will he show up for the ceremony?

It’s been five days since the Nobel Prize committee announced its annual award for literary achievement would go to Bob Dylan, who has been a bit enigmatic about the honor.

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