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Politics | It’s difficult to thread the needle of public policy with private virtue
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 5/24/18, 01:00 am

Here’s one thing I know: Donald Trump’s presidency is one wild roller-coaster ride flashing with neon. By contrast, a Hillary Clinton presidency would have been stop-and-go traffic in a dingy shade of gray.

That’s the limit of my prescience, though. Three years ago I mocked the possibility of a Trump campaign in a column titled “Year-round silly season.” Not many expected he would run, few expected he’d be nominated, and almost no one expected him to win. Silly us!

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Judge sides with transgender teen

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/23/18, 12:51 pm

A federal judge on Tuesday said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a transgender teen by requiring that all students use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined to hear the Gloucester County School Board’s request to dismiss the case, arguing the board violated former student Gavin Grimm’s rights under the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause and the federal Title IX protections against gender-based discrimination. Allen said the board’s policies “singled out and stigmatized Mr.

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Congress passes Dodd-Frank rollback

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/23/18, 12:20 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to ease portions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, a law that boosted government oversight of banks in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The 258-159 House vote followed a 67-31 vote in the Senate in March.

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