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In America, truth is missing in action

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By Adam Goodman, Times correspondent Published: April 20, 2018Updated: April 20, 2018 at 04:22 PM It’s “Mueller Time,” as the nation grows ever closer to a confrontation with the truth. Was collusion with the Russians an illusion? If not, who was involved, what was done, and when? Did it impact the 2016 campaign, the fate of Hillary Clinton and now the world? And what about the revelations surfaced by a woman named Stormy and a …

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Has our democracy become a reality show?

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Adam Goodman, special to the Tampa Bay Times Published: April 5, 2018Updated: April 5, 2018 at 02:11 PM Hollywood lost a legend this week, and America a road map, when Hill Street Blues creator Steven Bochco played out his final episode on Earth. Bochco was the pioneering force in television, and mentor to countless entertainment giants, who braved censors and cynics to craft unforgettable stories grounded on the streets of urban America. His Emmy Award-winning …

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No Longer Silent on Immigration

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It is one of those times when we won’t have to wait for the judgment of history to learn the verdict of history. More than 800,000 DACA immigrants now sit, stew and wonder if the land they long yearned for is the great nation they long dreamt about. The challenge here has as much to do with politics as with purpose, with messaging as much as the messengers who carry it. It’s all about our …

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Oprah for President?

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Can one performance make a president? This week, in a made-for-America moment, Hollywood created a script that provided therapy for a nation driven by division and mired in disillusion. Only this time, unlike a year ago, the nation cheered not for an “apprentice” but for a bona fide, real world “star.” At a time when most Americans find the present hard to swallow and the future difficult to fathom, Oprah Winfrey went beyond her favored …