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Colin Kaepernick and James Damore deserve credit

(CNN)Two different West Coast employees -- both high-achievers at elite and prominent corporations -- are being punished for bringing political discussion into their respective workplaces.That's extraordinary. "Kaepernick is not just a competent quarterback, but is also better than he was when he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl

Mitch McConnell should have seen this coming

(CNN)My friend and CNN colleague, S.E. Cupp, (whose new show debuts on HLN on August 21) has the perfect metaphor for President Donald Trump's relationship with the Republican Party. "He uses the party like a teenage boy uses a tuxedo for prom night," she says. And she's

Asian-Americans should be the friends, not the enemies, of affirmative action

(CNN)A vocal minority of Asian-Americans are collaborating with white conservative advocates to tear down affirmative action, perceiving it as a hindrance to greater Asian-American admission into colleges. And they're being recruited as the plaintiffs of choice for conservative lawsuits against elite educational institutions like Harvard. But with affirmative action,

Mueller’s investigation of Trump is going too far

(CNN)Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia." According to

Loaded word of the week: Cosmopolitan

(CNN)When I was a child, we had a next-door neighbor, an elderly woman. She spoke only to my mother, who was blonde, green-eyed and Scottish. When my dark-skinned father (who was from the Middle East, but often taken for Indian or Hispanic) would cross her path, she would stare

Why Trump vacation critics are dead wrong

(CNN)Within moments of Donald Trump announcing his 17-day vacation -- at his golf club in New Jersey -- which begins Friday, his detractors in the media, the political world and beyond, slammed him for this new Trump hypocrisy. But Trump's critics have it all wrong.We should be applauding this

What’s behind the NAACP travel warning for Missouri

(CNN)Missouri may be the borderline reality, the psychic edge, emblematic of the deeply divided American mind itself.The legislature and Governor Greitens are in the spotlight lately because of Missouri Senate Bill 43, which goes into effect at the end of this month. The measure drastically shifts the burden of

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