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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2018

Trudy Rubin: Mideast peace ‘deal of century’ eludes Trump, 25 years after Oslo Accords

Twenty-five years ago this week I stood on the White House lawn and watched the famous handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, as President Bill Clinton nudged them toward each other. The occasion was the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords, mapping a path to a two-state solution with Israel and Palestine living peacefully side-by-side. The Oslo process failed, with plenty of blame on both sides.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018

Brown's claim doubtful

In Lisa Brown's Sept. 2, 2018, guest opinion in the Spokesman-Review titled "I'll protect our democratic institutions," she describes the coming of age of her political views.

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Kathleen Parker: Things left behind

When Florence finishes with us, human need necessarily will displace the longing for our lost things. But in their stead, we may rejoice in the beauty of the human spirit, which, ever resilient, will get back to the business of art in good time.

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Obama, Bush speak for American values

John McCain's funeral united former presidents in a call for shared American values. A conservative columnist misses Obama's "seriousness, dignity and dedication to ideals larger than self." Liberals miss the relative eloquence and good intentions of George W. Bush. That's how bizarre the world is today. But there is hope.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018

More on 911 center

Rebecca White's well-written comprehensive article last Thursday ("Pushback over hire of new 911 director," Aug 30) covered a thorny topic that has multiple layers. As one of the people quoted in the article, I'd like to add a few points:

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Max Boot: Protest is as American as football. Why doesn’t Trump get it?

The tang of fall is nearly in the air. The summer is all but over. Football season is here. Are you ready for some . . . culture war? This war may feel unending, but it only began a little more than two years ago. During a preseason game on Aug. 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, then the quarterback of my beloved San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality against African-Americans. Soon the trend spread across the NFL.

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