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Month: September 2016

What Donald Trump thinks you should be teaching your daughters

For most women, wearing size 6 or smaller does not come naturally. Sure, there are some whose metabolism and genetics mean weight gain is not a big problem. But not for most. For most women, to be very thin — perhaps the 117 pounds former Miss Universe Alicia Machado weighed at the time she won the pageant — you can’t eat much. Enjoy a Big Mac and large fries? That’s 1,000 calories. Don’t plan to eat anything else that day.         Like your KFC? Eat two extra crispy chicken breasts and you’ve just consumed about 800...

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Trump’s new Washington monument is a luxury hotel his blue-collar supporters can’t afford

The symbolism was obvious: A rich presidential candidate turns a mothballed government relic into a palatial hotel steps away from the White House. But for Donald Trump, not one for subtlety, even that wasn’t enough. It had to be “one of the great hotels of the world.” When Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. hosted its soft opening Monday, it capped the transformation of a century-old post office building into one of Washington’s most expensive and ostentatious new hotels — and a monument to Trump. But its main draw, the gilded name out front, might also be its biggest obstacle....

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On the 15th anniversary of the day that changed our country …. Or did it?

As we near the 15th anniversary of a day none of us who witnessed it will ever forget, I am sad. I am sad not only in remembering the horror of that day but for the fleeting nature of the solidarity felt by Americans in the immediate aftermath. I am sad that we have let so many things divide us. I am sad that we so easily forget that we’re all Americans, we all love this country, and no one has an exclusive right to claim the mantle of patriotism nor to define what it means. I am sad that we are...

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Trump’s history of corruption is mind-boggling. So why is Clinton supposedly the corrupt one?

In the heat of a presidential campaign, you’d think that a story about one party’s nominee giving a large contribution to a state attorney general who promptly shut down an inquiry into that nominee’s scam “university” would be enormous news. But we continue to hear almost nothing about what happened between Donald Trump and Florida attorney general Pam Bondi. I raised this issue last week, but it’s worth an update as well as some contextualization. The story re-emerged last week when The Post’s David A. Fahrenthold reported that Trump paid a penalty to the IRS after his foundation made...

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Donald Trump’s bet: We are all chumps

AS THE presidential campaign enters its final stretch, this seems like a good time to ask: Will American voters allow themselves to be insulted, taken for granted and made fools of? Donald Trump seems to be betting that the answer is yes. How else to judge his assumption that he can be elected without sharing basic information? He has released no meaningful health records. He has put forward virtually no serious policy proposals. Unlike every other major-party nominee of the modern era, he refuses to release his tax forms. Read more. Related articles across the web Donald Trump goes...

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