Government

01/21/2017 - 8:00pm

    Barack Obama’s legacy is being systematically unraveled even before he leaves office, with The Wall Street Journal scoffing that he “has been a historic president but perhaps not a consequential one.”

    Historians will also note that the Democratic Party is in far worse shape today...

01/21/2017 - 2:00pm

    "Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States," Grover Norquist advised in 2012.

    Norquist, who has devoted his life to the cause of reducing taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans,...

01/20/2017 - 8:00pm

    A confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, begins in the Senate on Tuesday. DeVos is known as an advocate for "school choice," which means she has pushed for charter schools and voucher programs that use public funds to finance...

01/20/2017 - 7:00pm

    When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he understood, without quite saying it, that there had been no highly successful Democratic president in decades.

    Bill Clinton made the country a better place, but his biggest legislative plans failed and...

01/20/2017 - 6:00pm

    When even the most committed Republicans came around to support Donald Trump in 2016, they made a kind of bet. It wouldn't matter much that Trump had no apparent fealty to conservative ideology or that he was a complete ignoramus about policy, because he'd be leaving all that boring stuff to...

01/20/2017 - 5:00pm

    For decades, Washington think tanks have been holding pens for senior government officials waiting for their next appointments and avenues of influence for sponsors of their research. Donald Trump's incoming administration is bent on breaking that model.

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