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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:26pm
    In many ways, Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency is so preposterous that it demands to be dismissed as a joke. This would be a mistake.     Trump deserves attention -- though not because he's likely...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:25pm
    In fall 2009, Jim Chanos began to ask questions about the Chinese economy. What sparked his curiosity was the realization that commodity producers had been largely unaffected by the financial crisis; indeed, they had recorded big...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:23pm
    The slaying of two journalists Wednesday as they broadcast live to a television audience in Virginia is still seared on our screens and our minds, but it’s a moment not only to mourn but also to learn lessons.   ...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:22pm
    Petula Dvorak's Aug. 21 column, "Women do the job, minus the training and recognition," regarding women having served with Army Ranger units while being denied appropriate training, struck a chord with me.  ...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:19pm
    While many observed in horror as a mothballed high-country gold mine shared an egg-yolk yellow stream of poison with three states via the Animas River (and the San Juan River 100 miles downstream), I thought of another stream -- a...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:54pm
    Viewed through the lens of America's civil rights history, Donald Trump's new call to repeal birthright citizenship chimes with an ominous ring.     Spoiler alert: It sounds like racism.    ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:54pm
    Dear Secretary Clinton:     Your email problem has mushroomed from a self-inflicted nuisance to a self-inflicted wound. The reason is simple: At every decision point, you and your staff have made the wrong choice...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:52pm
    Scott Walker, the cocky young governor who took on the public-sector unions in Wisconsin and beat back a recall against him, figured he had the 2016 Republican presidential nomination all figured out.     He got an...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:52pm
    GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker appears to have again shifted his stance on allowing the children of illegal immigrants to automatically gain U.S. citizenship.     In an interview on Sunday morning on ABC's...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:51pm
    When we lived in Moscow, people used to ask my wife and me, "Who are you by nationality?"     "Americans," we'd say.     Invariably the response would come: "Yes, but who...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:48pm
    Would you like to go to Zimbabwe, kill and behead a lion, just like that dentist from Minnesota or the physician from Pittsburgh recently did? They paid about $50,000 each for that experience.     How about a black...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:48pm
    What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.     Attempts to explain daily stock movements are usually foolish: a real-time survey of the 1987 stock crash...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    As he tried to concentrate on his final college exams, he couldn’t erase the terrifying images in his head, an endless replay of a video he’d seen. It showed two men being killed — their necks noosed, their bodies...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    Some blondes have all the fun.     As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond.     It’s mind-boggling to contemplate a President Trump trying...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    A few months ago, I read "The Orphan's Tales" by Catherynne Valente. The fantasy novel draws on myths and folklore from many cultures, including, to my delight, fairy tales from my Russian childhood. Curious about the...
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