Thursday’s Opinions: Trump has caused a catastrophe. Let’s end it quickly.

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Trump has caused a catastrophe. Let’s end it quickly.
Delaying the process of getting to the truth will harm our country far more than any political backlash by Trump’s supporters.
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Latest Columns
Rod Rosenstein saves the Republican Party from itself
The deputy attorney general poured some water onto a raging political inferno by appointing a special counsel to handle the Russia probe.
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Trump may have broken one D.C. Commandment too many
This isn’t how Washington is supposed to work.
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An old ‘disease’ that could help lawmakers understand today’s health-care debate
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My son has Down syndrome. The GOP’s health-care bill scares me to death.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and I want the same thing for our children, but we disagree on what kind of law will get us there.
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Three lessons from the Trump-Russia episode (and one is actually good news)
The president didn’t commit a crime when he revealed secrets, but the leakers to The Post did.
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Editorial Cartoons
Donald Trump finds his presidency hanging by a high thread count Time is running out for the GOP agenda
As his explanations become more threadbare. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) tells reporters that the Republicans are intent on getting their agenda accomplished and will “follow the facts wherever they lead” when it comes to President Trump.
 
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The Post’s View
Trump’s commission on voter fraud is, well, fraudulent
The president has empaneled a biased panel to study an invented problem.
 
A note to Erdogan and his thugs: You can’t beat up protestors here
The Turkish president’s security guards apparently think it’s fine to attack peaceful demonstrators in the United States. They’re wrong.
 
A special counsel is essential. But Congress isn’t off the hook.
The Justice Department’s decision to appoint Robert S. Mueller III is welcome.
 
 
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The case for taking down Confederate monuments
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Trump is not the only one who needs to be investigated
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