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02/21/2017 - 7:00pm

    Under President Trump, American foreign policy is returning, many commentators say, to the isolationism that preceded World War II. This line of interpretation (and often attack) emerged during the election: While Hillary Clinton warned that her opponent would "tear up our alliances," an array of experts supplied such fears with a historical...

02/21/2017 - 5:00pm

    The tea party wave of 2010 cost the Democrats the House, and then Republicans gerrymandered congressional districts to remain in power. But drawing districts with the intention of helping your party is an act of statistical modeling, and all models have assumptions, biases and flaws. A midterm election...

02/21/2017 - 3:00pm

    In the fall of 2007, Steven Fabre appeared in my courtroom. He was a 29-year-old New York native there to plead guilty to a single count of possession with intent to distribute crack. Fabre was a typical, fungible street dealer who found business by approaching cars or pedestrians. He used the proceeds...

02/21/2017 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump's first solo White House news conference as president Thursday, launched with little advance notice, was a bold and aggressive strategy to co-opt one of the news media's prime information vehicles.

    He filibustered for more than...

02/21/2017 - 12:00pm

    Why is President Donald Trump still trying to turn the media into the bad guys of his reality TV show, er, I mean presidency?

    If media bashing is the last refuge of scoundrels, as I often say, Trump had better save some for a rainy day. He's...

02/21/2017 - 11:00am

    Last week, when confronted with media revelations about his staff's contacts with the Russian government, President Donald Trump blamed the messenger. He denounced "low-life leakers," directed the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation and vowed revenge: "They will be...

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