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Kamala Harris drops out, Chick-fil-A donates to liberals: Top columns

In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback.

— USA TODAY Opinion editors

By Michael J. Stern

“For Democrats impeachment is a strategic necessity. Nothing breeds voter apathy quicker than the thought that your leaders are doing nothing in the face of a disaster that demands they do something. The 2020 platform must be built around: ‘We’ve done all we can. If you’re unhappy with what Trump and the Republican Senate have done, vote us back into power.'”

By Draper Kauffman Jr. and Kelsey Kauffman

“Edward Gallagher has brought shame to a community our father helped found. Now he is being emboldened to tear down our nation’s premier fighting force by a president who does not understand the consequences of his actions. … We can say unequivocally: Dad would have been horrified by the actions of Gallagher and would never have allowed him to remain a part of the Navy SEALs.”

By JP Duffy

“In the spring of 1997 my parents sat me down, told me it was time to get a job and nudged me to apply to Chick-fil-A. At first, I was uncertain about working in fast food, but I liked Chick-fil-A’s sandwiches and I embraced the company’s biblical values. … It’s difficult to watch Chick-fil-A follow the path of many of its corporate peers.”