Government

09/29/2016 - 10:00am

    We've hit the home stretch of the election. The time has come to get serious, really serious, about understanding what's at stake with Donald Trump's proposal to deport 5 million to 11 million undocumented immigrants and his promise that 2 million will be deported in "a matter of months" if he is elected.

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09/27/2016 - 5:00pm

    Democrat, Republican, or Independent, can't we all agree? This is the craziest presidential campaign we can remember. The two oldest presidential candidates ever. The two least popular candidates ever. The most qualified and least qualified candidates ever. And the first time ever that one candidate...

09/27/2016 - 4:00pm

    As Donald Trump's strategists try to soften his image, he has taken his assault against Hillary Clinton to a new level with a bizarre suggestion that would make her more vulnerable to violence from opponents, specifically fervent supporters of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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09/27/2016 - 1:00pm

    The legendary economist Robert Solow once joked that every discussion about the relative performances of European economies "ends up in a blaze of amateur sociology." The joke has an element of truth. Economists are fond of invoking "culture" to explain large-scale outcomes they don...

09/27/2016 - 11:00am

    Just a glance at RealClearPolitics or Pollster shows that the 2016 presidential election has tightened considerably over the past month. As of Thursday morning, the political website FiveThirtyEight puts the odds of a Trump victory at better than 40 percent, which should be way too high for my comfort....

09/27/2016 - 10:00am

    Who's to blame for the fact that November is just around the corner and Donald Trump is within shouting distance of electoral victory?

    The media, of course. Journalistic institutions stand accused of facilitating Trump's rise, through...

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