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We have a bit of a package today — which includes an Armenian American dissenter to the majority view here and a piece explaining how it could have been prevented:

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Armenian Genocide

JASON LEE STEORTS: If there are moral blind alleys in this world, it is politicians who are most likely to get stuck in them. “The Congressman’s Burden10/16 7:00 AM

THOMAS SOWELL: The sudden interest of congressional Democrats in this issue goes beyond trying to pick up some votes. “Sabotage in Wartime10/16 12:00 AM

RICH LOWRY: A genocide could overtake Iraq if the sectarian war there burns out of control, but all Democrats have to say about that potential atrocity is that we should get out of its way. “Pointless Moral Exhibitionism on Turkey10/16 12:00 AM

MARK KRIKORIAN: Critics are right that Congress has no business weighing in on historical controversies. But there is no controversy here. “Genocide? What Genocide?10/16 6:00 AM

JEB HENSARLING: The cost of passing this nonbinding resolution is far greater than its benefits. “Conveniently Bad Timing10/16 6:00 AM

DAVE KOPEL & PAUL GALLANT, & JOANNE D. EISEN: It was gun confiscation that made the atrocities possible. And it was the possession of firearms that saved many Armenians. “Genocide Resistance10/16 4:00 AM

MICHAEL RUBIN: If only the Armenian Genocide resolution was an isolated event. It’s amateur hour in Congress. “Grandstanding Has Consequences10/15 11:45 AM

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