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Puerto Rican statehood is thorny prospect

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Imagine if you had U.S. citizenship, a U.S. passport, and the right to die in combat as a U.S. soldier — but no right to vote in presidential elections and no voting representation in Congress. Sounds nuts, I know. But that’s the deal if you live on the island of Puerto Rico. And that’s basically been the deal since 1917. Which is why Puerto Rico should become our 51st state. It’s much bigger than Delaware; ...

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