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Vernon Jordan -- Clinton's friend and my mentor

Some years ago, on PBS News Hour, I interviewed the historian David Herbert Donald about his new biography of Abraham Lincoln. "What is the most important asset a president needs?" I asked. Without hesitation, he replied: "A friend."

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New satellite images reveal North Korea took recent steps to conceal nuclear weapons site

New satellite imagery obtained by CNN reveals North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons, a move that could add to the growing sense of urgency from critics who argue the Biden administration needs to articulate a clear strategy on how it will deal with Kim Jong Un going forward.

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Opinion: Biden's tricky tango with Congress

"There are men of character in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate. There are women of character, too. But the evidence for 'character' needs to be something other than the iteration of the word itself," writes Marjorie Garber in her book "Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession."

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James Clyburn: America needs us to get outside our comfort zones

We are observing Black History Month during historically challenging times. In addition to Covid-19, we are besieged by chronic economic insecurities, exacerbating racial inequalities and serious gender inequities. As a history buff, I usually celebrate Black History Month by sharing little-known and sometimes unknown facts about Black Americans' contributions to the greatness of America. But circumstances this year give rise to some deeper introspections.

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Opinion: America's military needs to confront the enemy within

The military is still the most respected institution in America, but this respect is not a given. The politicizing of the military under the Trump administration and the growth of right-wing extremism among veterans are serious threats to that national admiration.

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3 reasons Americans need more federal aid

Congress has approved trillions in relief funds for Americans suffering because of the pandemic recession, but President Joe Biden thinks the country needs even more.

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Opinion: HBCU graduates continue to write the story of America

America is struggling with a complicated set of challenges, raised up and laid bare during the Trump years. Tackling them requires a new generation of leadership that is morally grounded and invested in the plight of the communities that are incessantly ignored. Fortunately, an incoming cadre of leaders, educated and shaped by historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), are positioned as the change agents our nation needs.

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Politics in pop culture needs a time-out

If there is one thing the people of a beleaguered, weary and divided America could probably agree on right now, it would be the collective need for a break from politics.

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Retired General: Trump needs to go

When I retired from the Army in 2013 as a three-star general, I thought that retired military officers should not make public political statements. We take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not to pledge alliance to certain political leaders. But the events of the last week have led me to reflect more deeply about what service to our country means. I can no longer remain silent because more than anything, it is a time for all citizens and leaders to stand up for our democracy. We must find ways to heal a very divided nation.

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