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12/03/2016 - 8:00pm

    So shocking was the electoral upset that Israeli television created a word for it: mahapakh. Derived from the root that means "revolution" or "turning upside down," the word was fashioned because Menachem Begin's 1977 election as prime minister was such a game-changer in Israeli politics that no existing word seemed to suffice....

12/03/2016 - 6:00pm

    Attaching labels to people is all the rage in the U.S. Current favorites include "nationalist" and "globalist." Those designations aren't much use -- and not just because people don't like being labeled. The bigger problem is that the categories aren't mutually exclusive...

12/03/2016 - 5:00pm

    The phrase "alt-right" was conceived as a catchall for various unsavory subcommunities of the anti-establishment conservative right by Richard Spencer. The baby-faced white nationalist founded AlternativeRight.com in 2010 and now serves as president of the National Policy Institute, a Virginia...

12/03/2016 - 4:00pm

    Everybody knew that, sooner or later, this would be a problem. There's no way that Donald Trump, with his name emblazoned on dozens of business properties around the world, could escape conflicts of interest if ever elected president.

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12/03/2016 - 3:00pm

    Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million, and she would probably be president-elect if the director of the FBI hadn’t laid such a heavy thumb on the scales, just days before the election. But it shouldn’t even have been close; what put Donald Trump in striking distance was...

12/03/2016 - 2:00pm

    Democrats from President Barack Obama on down are blaming their 2016 debacle in part on too much "identity politics" - messaging aimed not at voters broadly, but at Latinos, women, African-Americans and the LGBT community as groups.

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