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Dear Obama, ‘Defund the Police’ Is Not a Cute Catchphrase

The former president should let the activists do the talking — and defining

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Former President Barack Obama. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

During these last four years, I wondered why former President Barack Obama was relatively quiet as our nation morphed into a raging dumpster fire. I don’t expect politicians to be saviors, but I thought the Hope Evangelist could help…




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