Government

01/23/2017 - 8:00pm

    The crucial passage in President Donald Trump's inaugural address Friday tracked John F. Kennedy's swearing-in speech, with one huge difference: Trump's America First message was 180 degrees away from Kennedy's Cold War embrace of global leadership.

    The combination of homage to...

01/23/2017 - 2:00pm

    I've read with concern news articles about divisions among the organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, including questions about why men haven't been more involved. One Washington Post online headline speculated that participation might be "considered unmasculine...

01/23/2017 - 1:00pm

    The sky over the Capitol is a dull, unpleasant shade of white. Only one of the five flags hanging over the inauguration stage has the right number of stars.

    The red hats have multiplied. You could have sworn there were only a few hats, but when you...

01/23/2017 - 12:00pm

    As Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, a shadow loomed over his inauguration. Was it his multitudinous conflicts of interest and almost certain violation of the Emoluments Clause? Well, yes, but there's another shadow: Hillary Clinton.

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01/23/2017 - 11:00am

    Betsy DeVos, whom Donald Trump has nominated as education secretary, doesn’t know basic education terms, doesn’t know about federal statutes governing special education, but thinks school officials should carry guns to defend against grizzly bears.

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01/23/2017 - 9:00am

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has primary oversight responsibilities in the U.S. House, styles himself a zealous believer in executive-branch accountability and an advocate of state- and local-government authority.

    Except when it's politically...

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