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Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP eerily silent on guns at Republican National Convention

So do you think guns should be allowed at the Republican National Convention? Granted, the question is moot. On Monday, the Secret Service announced that only its agents and Cleveland police will be allowed to bring firearms into Quicken Loans Arena when the GOP assembles there this summer. 
J. Scott Applewhite
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wisely reaffirmed the legality of the long-held practice of affording everyone who permanently lives in the United States -- whether eligible to vote or not -- representation in America's political systems.  
 
Adam Zyglis
If you like fear and hate or war on women and rowdy rallies, then Donald Trump is your candidate for president of the United States.  
 
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Oakland columnist Tammerlin Drummond ends 7-year run

When I began writing columns for this newspaper, I arrived at work one day to find a cartoon at my desk, drawn by a talented colleague. It showed a woman with a head of curly hair, clearly meant to be me, sitting in front of a computer. 
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Cartoons: What Donald Trump brings to the table

If you like fear and hate or war on women and rowdy rallies, then Donald Trump is your candidate for president of the United States. 
LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
April 5 letters to the editor

TPP is a terrible treaty for the U.S.The memo must have gone out from Washington: The Trans-Pacific Partnership vote is near, so rally the troops. How else to explain this paper's editorial in favor of the TPP? 
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Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP eerily silent on guns at Republican National Convention

So do you think guns should be allowed at the Republican National Convention? Granted, the question is moot. On Monday, the Secret Service announced that only its agents and Cleveland police will be allowed to bring firearms into Quicken Loans Arena when the GOP assembles there this summer. 
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