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Saturday, January 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.”  ...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you.     Well, not directly for you. Trump’s trillion-dollar whopper of a tax break will only go to such...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
    There was a popular myth post-election that a Yale professor had offered an optional midterm for students upset over Trump's victory, and it lit up social media quickly. I counted about a dozen Facebook shares from friends on...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
    In the second half of the 20th century, the main threat to democracy came from the men in uniform. Fledgling democracies such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Thailand and Turkey were set back by dozens of military coups. For emerging...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Here's a question: When is a company considered privately owned? There's ownership, and there's control. If a company's shareholders and executives don't have control over the day-to-day operations of their...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump is not one to mince words: He says he doesn't care if the European Union breaks up, since it is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and calls the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe's main defense...
Saturday, January 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...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
    The other day, I was at a white coat ceremony, a ritual in which medical students don their white coats to mark the transition from the classroom to the patient's bedside. Seasoned physicians reflected on their experiences with...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
    On the bright side, at least Jenna Bush Hager didn’t say “Hidden Fences in the Moonlight,” mashing together all three of the critically acclaimed movies about African-Americans that are in theaters right now....
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:00am
    Nineteen years ago Tuesday, the Drudge Report introduced the world to Monica Lewinsky and changed journalism forever. Now, at a time when sensationalism and salacious headlines are again dominating the news, the media industry is...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am
    For two weeks now, the majority leadership in the new Congress and the incoming Trump administration have been conducting a war on ethics. This has ranged from the effort to cripple the Office of Congressional Ethics to the Senate...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 9:00am
    Mr. B undid his arm bandages and revealed two large, gaping wounds where he injected his heroin. He lay back in his hospital bed, looked up at the ceiling and said with a quivering voice, "I can't inject into my veins...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:00am
    The 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump have given Russia a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of its best national products: a particularly effective type of media manipulation called "kompromat."  ...
Friday, January 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...
Friday, January 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...
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