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Along with the Confederate flag, to many Americans statues of Civil War generals have become symbols of a hateful and intolerant past. Relocation of these monuments is a difficult but reasonable compromise (especially given the alternative of having mobs topple and destroy them).

In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac from Marine One to board Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J. Bombarded by the sharpest attacks yet from fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, dug into his defense of racist groups by attacking members of own party and renouncing the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Illusion in a slogan

Putting "America first" is what Americans expect of every president, and despite its isolationist history in the months leading up to World War II, the words "America first" can put a lump in many an American throat. "America first" was one of the slogans Donald Trump rode into the White House.

In this Oct. 28, 2016, file photo, a woman stands on the black beach in Vik, Iceland, near the Volcano Katla. The AP reported that stories claiming the Icelandic government will pay immigrants $5,000 a month to marry Icelandic women are hoaxes. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Iceland finds a deadly 'cure'

It's not an exaggeration to think that Margaret Sanger, the 20th century eugenicist, or advocate of improving the human population by controlled breeding, would feel at home in Iceland.

FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham says President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, are dividing Americans instead of healing them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Donald Trump lashes at Lindsey Graham's 'moral equivalency' quip

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President Donald Trump lashed back at Sen. Lindsey Graham in a tweet, calling out the South Carolinian for falsely portraying his remarks about racism and bigotry so that it seems he supports the KKK. Isn't it bad enough that Trump has to correct the media for misstatements all the time? Et tu, his own party?

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