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Exiled priest accuses Vatican of heresy

Father Roy Bourgeois has spent the better part of his 76 years like a polemical Don Quixote, tilting against the powerful windmills of his time: the U.S. military, Latin American dictatorships, the State Department, federal courts — and now the Vatican.... Read more»

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5 facts to know about Obama's immigration announcement

Using his legal authority, President Obama brings temporary relief to millions of immigrants through executive action. The president’s move is a first step but not a permanent solution.... Read more»

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How deferred action improved lives of undocumented youth

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

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Obama let opponents define the Affordable Care Act

Commentary: the Democrats’ strategy seems to have been to say as little as possible about why reform was needed and how the final law would protect us from insurance industry abuses... Read more»

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Kassig beheading: ISIS killers won't cease until stopped

News analysis: Peter Kassig’s beheading is another sign of savagery from messianic killers, but sending U.S. troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake.... Read more»

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Health insurers win midterm election

Republicans weren’t the only big winners in last Tuesday’s election. So were health insurance companies, many of which spent heavily to influence the outcome.... Read more»1

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U.S. just starting down the path toward net neutrality

Analysis: President Obama’s statement supporting a free Internet is the start of a larger, global process.... Read more»

By the numbers: Remembering America's veterans in 2014

This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, remember those who have served in our armed forces, and honor their struggles and sacrifices.... Read more»

Comic: Lawyering

Down to the wire

GOP candidate Martha McSally asked Pima County Superior Court for a restraining order to halt the count of provisional ballots. And was denied.... Read more»

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How WWI made combat even more terrible

Analysis: The ‘Great War’ introduced mechanized technology and the soulless calculus of attrition into warfare.... Read more»

Obama: Say 'welcome home' to veterans

We’re all keepers of that sacred trust that says, if you put on a uniform and risk your life to keep us safe, we’ll do our part for you. We’ll have your backs – just like you had ours. So this Veterans’ Day, and every day, let’s make sure all our veterans know how much we appreciate them. If you see a veteran, go on up and shake their hand. Look them in the eye. Say those words that every veteran deserves to hear: “Welcome home. Thank you. We need you more than ever to help us stay strong and free.”... Read more»

Brewer: Honor vets on Veterans Day

To those who laid down their lives in the name of American independence, we will never forget you. To all current and future service members, we keep you and your families in our thoughts, and pray that God keeps you safe in your honorable mission.... Read more»

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»

Analysis

Why WWI is so often forgotten in America

Analysis: The “Great War” is often overshadowed by World War II and later wars.... Read more»

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Race and Beyond: Why young, minority, and low-income citizens don’t vote

On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing–well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to use the occasion of Election Day to share an insight into the sad fundamentals of electoral democracy.... Read more»1

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