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With Bannon out, does anything really change in the Trump White House?

Macchiavelli has left the White House.

Steve Bannon, the self-described “economic nationalist” whose pandering to the far-right, anti-immigrant crowd helped propel Donald J. Trump to the White House, is out.

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No, President Trump, Washington's slaves and Lee's treason are not the same things

President Trump’s inability to discern the difference between neo-Nazis and those who oppose them was bad enough, but also mixed into that rambling train wreck of a news conference Tuesday was a layer of ignorance over the nature and symbolism of the Confederate statues the racists have been fighting to defend.

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As tempting as it might be, violently confronting hate speech won't end it

The violence in Charlottesville, Va., as awful as it was, may turn out to be a precursor to yet more clashes.

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Let's stop getting in the way of a good housing development

Once more, a Los Angeles City Council committee will have an opportunity to jump-start a smart affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. On Tuesday afternoon, the council’s Planning and Land Use Management committee will discuss the Lorena Plaza development at the corner of East 1st and Lorena streets. The matter was continued from last week.

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Please Mr. President, don't criminalize opioid addicts as part of emergency response

Opioid addiction is officially a national emergency. Or it at least it will be once the paperwork gets done, President Trump said Thursday.

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Trump's D.C. hotel turns an unexpected profit. Gee, how did that happen?

While the nation watches President Trump's tweets, his “locked and loaded” threats to North Korea, and his needling of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the GOP failure to repeal and replace Obamacare (Jeff Sessions must be relieved), a curious thing has happened.

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