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Mark Cuban’s Not Done Trolling Donald Trump

If you want to know just how surreal things have gotten, consider this: In 2015, Donald Trump had to decide between playing the president in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” and running to be the actual president.<p>And it wasn’t an easy choice.<p>A “Sharknado” producer got tired of waiting for Trump — he was …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay?

Last August, Lesli Gonzalez, 22, got a phone call at 6 a.m. Did she know Doralinda Lopez de León, a Guatemalan girl who said she was running from danger and had been caught by Border Patrol agents entering the United States? Yes, Ms. Gonzalez said, she’s my cousin.<p>Doralinda, 17, had crossed into …

Immigration

Will Pumpkin Spice Destroy Us All?

There are villains out there of infinitely greater consequence than the one I’m about to describe, and the news of late teems with them. But surely we still have the levity, and the taste buds, to look past the White House and beyond Hollywood and tremble before a lesser boogeyman.<p>Boogey<i>thing</i>, …

Pumpkins

Steinem, Sandberg and Judd on How to End Sex Harassment

Women have been speaking out over the last few weeks about sexual harassment and assaults — passionately, eloquently and sometimes tearfully — and we men have been (for once!) rather silent.<p>That’s better than jumping in, drowning out women’s voices, and mansplaining: <i>Actually, I saw a TV show about</i> …

Feminism

Only Mass Deportation Can Save America

In the matter of immigration, mark this conservative columnist down as strongly pro-deportation. The United States has too many people who don’t work hard, don’t believe in God, don’t contribute much to society and don’t appreciate the greatness of the American system.<p>They need to return whence …

Immigration

If You Want to MAGA, Save DACA

What is it, really, that makes a country great?<p>Surely not size. Russia has 56 times the territory and more than twice the population of Italy. Yet Italy’s economy, troubled as it is, is 44 percent larger than Russia’s.<p>Nor is it sheer scale. China’s G.D.P. may eventually outstrip America’s. But per …

Immigration

Trump’s Selective Devotion to Law and Order

Republicans — like President Trump, for instance — love to puff up their chests, grasp their lapels and declaim in foghorn voices about their devotion to law and order.<p>And so, on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, piously declared that the Justice Department should …

Donald Trump

My vision for D.C. Public Schools

<i>Antwan Wilson is the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.</i><p>In every ward and every one of our schools, families, community members and D.C. Public Schools’ own team members have told me about their dreams for our children. Their ideas and hopes inform the school district’s direction and particularly …

Education

Campus Rape, a Survivor’s Story

Last week I wrote a column praising Betsy DeVos for announcing that the Department of Education would revisit the Obama administration’s 2011 “guidance” on campus sexual assault. The new guidelines, often interpreted with Procrustean severity by nervous campus administrators, had all but eliminated …

Obama Administration