PERSPECTIVE--Virtually everyone in the US faults North Korea for threatening to cancel the Trump-Kim summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. No one, including the liberal media, bothers to address North Korea’s conditions for a successful summit or the reasons for its warning about a cancellation. Let’s review the matter with some objectivity.

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NUCLEAR BRINKSMANSHIP-The decertification of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by Trump is most unfortunate.

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GUEST WORDS--In recent weeks, talk of a federal job guarantee has swept into the national political debate. Possible 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have both expressed their support for the idea, and Booker recently introduced legislation to create a job guarantee pilot program.

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PERSPECTIVE--As of 2017, the U.S. has an inventory of 6,800 nuclear warheads. The largest bomb currently in service is the B83, with a maximum yield of 1.2 megatons.

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CORRUPTION WATCH-Death is often seen as having a particular date, and in TV crime stories, the coroner often fixes the time of day as well as the cause of death. The death of American honor was so slow that we did not see it occurring. 

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FIRST PERSON-One of the fundamental constitutional rights that at least in theory distinguishes us from a totalitarian society is having a free press, something which is rightfully protected under the U.S. Constitution.

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