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Trump’s base sticks with him, no matter what

The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute. Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the...

Trump promised so much. What happened?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in...

America’s world of political violence

The videos that rolled across the television screen were startling: Americans beating each other with clubs and sticks on the streets of a quiet college town. White supremacists with torches; anti-fascists pushing back. An...

Homophobes rally for clerk in Kentucky

They stood chanting outside the jail house, "Thank you, Kim; Thank you, Kim," and prayed that the defiant county clerk locked inside could hear them. As Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis began her third day...

Defiant court clerk: Criminal or martyr?

As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King. Around the country, other supporters...

Will Kentucky clerk obey the law?

The Supreme Court ruled against the county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses, leaving her with perhaps her toughest decision yet: Hand out licenses or risk potential fines or even possible jail...