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Doyle McManus: Biden's new inquiry into COVID-19's origins strikes a blow for open-mindedness

Last week, President Joe Biden set an example that all of us — Democrat and Republican alike — should embrace. It wasn't so much what he did — ordering U.S. intelligence agencies to take a new look at the origins of COVID-19, including whether the coronavirus that causes the disease escaped accidentally from a laboratory in China — as it was the mindset that prompted his action.
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Doyle McManus: Trump couldn't steal the election in 2020. His allies are laying the groundwork to try again

Donald Trump's campaign to steal the 2020 election after clearly losing at the ballot box failed for a couple of reasons. His baseless claims of fraud were thrown out by virtually every court that heard them. Perhaps most important, many GOP officials refused to play along — including Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who declined to "find" the 11,780 more votes Trump needed, and then-Vice President Mike Pence, who turned down a demand from the president that he block Joe Biden's victory from being certified by Congress.

Doyle McManus: Every president faces a major crisis. What will Biden's be?

When Harold Macmillan became Britain's prime minister in 1957, a reporter asked him what could blow his government off course. "Events, dear boy," Macmillan replied. "Events." American presidents of the last 50 years would have no trouble understanding that sentiment. It's unexpected "events" that often upend a leader's agenda. Bill Clinton arrived with an ambitious set of domestic goals but found himself quickly enmeshed in unexpected crises in Somalia and Haiti. George W. Bush's first year was overwhelmed by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Barack Obama came to office amid a financial crash, then faced an oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. And Donald Trump? Well, let's just say he was an ongoing crisis, often self-generated.
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Doyle McManus: The GOP's Anglo-Saxon problem

Last week, two of the Trumpiest Republicans in the House of Representatives, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona, said they were forming a new "America First Caucus" to champion former President Donald Trump's policies during his exile at Mar-a-Lago. Among the principles in its draft manifesto...