Readers write: A Vietnam combat veteran’s perspective

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A Vietnam combat veteran speaks The cover story “Healing the moral injury of war” by Martin Kuz in the Dec. 2, 2019, Monitor Weekly was a difficult one to deal with for me as a Vietnam combat veteran.  The “Why we wrote this” insert defined the term “moral injury” as distinct from

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What Trump pardons show about his idea of presidency

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In providing legal relief to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and 10 other persons convicted of federal crimes, President Donald Trump on Tuesday lit off a national conversation on the nature of his use of the powerful pardon tool – and what it might reveal about his conception of the

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In chill of New Hampshire, signs Klobuchar is warming

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At a time when many Democrats are sounding Eeyorish, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is cracking jokes and winning over voters by telling them, “I know you, and I will fight for you.” After months or polling in the single digits, she is wriggling out of her stiff senatorial shell and had moved

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Trump, impeachment, and the politics of revenge

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President Donald Trump’s retribution against those he may believe share blame for his impeachment predicament began in earnest Friday, as he fired two of the most prominent impeachment witnesses: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of the National Security Council and Ambassador to the European Union

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Heavy rains douse Australian bushfires, but cause flooding

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Melbourne, Australia Australian authorities issued evacuation orders as heavy rain lashed Sydney and the east coast of the state of New South Wales (NSW) on Monday, raising concerns of flooding in the country’s largest city. But the rains are also dousing bushfires that have raged since

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