Government

07/03/2015 - 3:09pm

    Sometimes history speeds up. Rarely in our nation's 239 years of life has a single week brought such a surge of social change and such a sweeping set of challenges to past assumptions.

    The move against the Confederate battle flag in South...

07/03/2015 - 2:03pm

    Is it my imagination, or are half the governors in the country running for president?

    On the Republican side they’re piling up like ... those huge stacks of walruses we see off the coast of...

07/03/2015 - 1:52pm

    In addressing the egregious hate murder at the hallowed Emanuel A.M.E. Church Charleston, S.C., President Obama struck a somber note of anger -- moderated, however, by a sense of futility over the prospect of stemming the gun mayhem that wrought it....

07/03/2015 - 1:48pm

    We live in a time of stunning transformations. In recent weeks we’ve seen Bruce Jenner transition from a male Olympic medalist to Caitlyn Jenner, a self-assured woman gracing the cover of Vanity Fair.

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07/03/2015 - 1:40pm

    Forget all the focus on the one ugly word President Obama used. Pay attention, instead, to the rest of the words in his podcast interview. They offer a remarkable self-portrait of a president in the second half of his second term, both chastened and...

07/03/2015 - 1:27pm

    “You don’t have to do this,” Tywanza Sanders said to the young man who suddenly rose and drew a gun, and according to witnesses, said he was there “to shoot black people.”

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