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A young Mitt Romney with his parents, George W. and Lenore Romney.

When a President-elect picked a Romney for his cabinet

By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
A President-elect stuns the political world by picking his onetime archenemy to become a member of his cabinet. Gloria Borger says it happened in 1968 and the results were not so good.
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Why I (still) want to run for office

By Jazmin Vargas
Before the 2016 Election, I was excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton making history as our first woman President. She wasn't my first pick, initially, but I supported her in the primaries, and by the time the general election came along, I was fully behind her candidacy. When the election went the other way, I was deflated. Instead of excitement about women breaking another barrier, I felt disillusioned.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump falnked by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway waves to supporters following an address during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.

Kellyanne Conway, please talk to your boss

By Sophia A. Nelson
Sophia Nelson, an old friend of President-elect Trump's senior advisor, says Conway must use her sway to educate him on the realities that black and brown Americans face.
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President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City.

Trump's Romney romance could be one big setup

By S.E. Cupp
S.E. Cupp: I have a sinking feeling that Donald Trump's courtship of Mitt Romney is a setup meant to eventually embarrass the one-time Never Trumper on a massive scale.
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How not to raise bullies in the Trump era

By Rosalind Wiseman
With Donald Trump headed for the Oval Office and incidents of hate at school on the rise, anti-bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman says our children need help to feel safe.

Why sex is 'about to get a lot less fun'

By Jill Filipovic
Jill Filipovic says that with Donald Trump's pick Tom Price running Health and Human Services, women of all backgrounds will suffer from lack of access to birth control.
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What Trump can learn from Michael Bloomberg on conflicts

By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
Errol Louis says all signs -- and a recent precedent involving another New York billionaire politician -- suggest that conflicts of interest will remain big, ugly, glaring, unavoidable and largely unresolved.
Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ohio State attack 'has its roots in the United States'

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman
Peter Bergen and David Sterman say using Ohio State to bolster efforts to block refugees misses the point, because the attacker's inspiration grew from inside our borders.
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (R) reaches to his Vice President elect Mike Pence during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.

How real is the Carrier jobs deal?

By Dean Baker
The Carrier job move can be seen as the opening round in the Trump administration's efforts to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs, writes Dean Baker.
A logo is seen on the floor ahead of the  Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center July 23, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Democrats, the party who cried racist

By Brett J. Talley
In 2016, liberals have launched a broadside attack on Donald Trump and his supporters, accusing them of racism, writes Brett J. Talley. By weaponizing racism, the left transforms what should be a serious accusation into little more than another tool in their bag of political tricks, he writes.
Rep. Tom Price gets into an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City.

There's not enough 'care' in Tom Price's Obamacare alternative

By Ford Vox
You might remember President-elect Donald Trump telling us that he'd like to keep some parts of Obamacare. That was two weeks ago. With his announcement Tuesday that Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, will be his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, any type of preservation is highly unlikely. Price is one of the law's archenemies.
Steven Mnuchin, finance chairman for the Trump campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City.

Does Trump tax plan for rich add up?

By Edward McCaffery
For today, we can have hope a Trump presidency will actually listen to and help the working class with their heavy economic burdens, says Edward J. McCaffery.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 28:  United We Dream activists shout slogans during a rally in front of the White House July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. The activists urged President Obama not to deport the parents of DREAMers, children who brought illegally to the U.S. and eligible for the Obama Administration's "Dream Act" initiative .  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Obama, pardon the DREAMers

By Raul A. Reyes
History does not give much credit to intentions. If Obama wants to be remembered as a friend to immigrants, he knows what he has to do, says Raul Reyes.
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On this, Dems are more conservative than GOP

By Joshua Spivak
Both parties approach leadership differently in tough times, says Joshua Spivak. But Ryan's challenging Pelosi shows Democrats might be willing to act more like Republicans on this going forward.
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What we can expect from Dylann Roof

By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
A federal judge has ruled Dylann Roof can represent himself; Danny Cevallos says: "Pro se defendants are both the bane and the glory of the criminal justice system."
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Why Petraeus would be a smart choice for secretary of state

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
President-elect Donald Trump met Monday in Manhattan with Gen. David Petraeus who is under consideration to be secretary of state. After the meeting Trump tweeted that he was "very impressed."
Habana, CUBA:  Cuban President Fidel Castro presides over a massive May Day demonstration at Havana's Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square), 01 May 2005. A spokesman of Cuban President Fidel Castro read on Cuban National TV a document signed by Castro, 31 July 2006, by which he delegates power to his brother Raul Castro. Fidel Castro underwent surgery shortly after coming back from Mercosur?s Summit in Cordoba, Argentina. "I do delegate, provisionally, my duties as first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Cuba, to the second secretary, comrade Raul Castro Ruz," Castro said. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE  (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Socialism should die with Castro

By John McTernan
A dictator is dead. Another country's citizens may be ready to abandon the discredited and economically disastrous ideology of communism. Citizens can hope that free speech, a free press and human rights will become the order of the day.

Trump should be the one apologizing, not Mitt Romney

By Dean Obeidallah
Looks like some Donald Trump supporters are still holding a grudge against Mitt Romney for the way the 2012 GOP nominee criticized Trump during the campaign. The President-elect is considering Romney for secretary of state, and according to news reports, before these Trump insiders will support Romney, they want him to apologize for calling Trump such things as a "phony" and a "fraud."
Supporters hold placards during a rally for US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, New Hampshire on November 4, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

We need a 'PC' that includes white people

By John McWhorter
America needs a new definition of political correctness that includes white people who feel stereotyped. How do I know?, asks John McWhorter? Donald Trump is our next President

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