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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Though I'm generally staying away from rigid resolutions for 2017, in the process of planning my coverage for the year, I've reached one conclusion:     As President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in,...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
    In 1965, fewer than two percent of eligible African-Americans living in Selma, Ala., were registered to vote. As we all know, this was the result of laws and policies whose purpose was to keep African-Americans out of the voting...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
    All it took was a handful of Donald Trump tweets. When Trump declared he wasn't crazy about congressional Republicans' timing on killing an independent ethics oversight office, Washington showered him with credit for the...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:00am
    The election results shook up a lot of things, among them assumptions about how effective artists are when they venture into politics.     Plenty of Hollywood's biggest stars have long been allied with Democratic...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    The announcement by the Justice Department's inspector general that his office will look into FBI Director James B. Comey's handling of Hillary Clinton's emails reopens painful questions about the 2016 election, but it is...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00am
    If you're one of those people who don't trust the intelligence community when it says Russia ran an influence campaign against Hillary Clinton, I have some good news. We will soon know whether the spies are being straight...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 9:00am
    Democrats, weakened by November's election, are in many ways overmatched.     House Speaker Paul Ryan finally has the support he needs to enact his agenda, transferring trillions in national wealth from the less...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    James Comey had hoped to lay low for a while after the election. After all, the FBI director -- via his last-minute interjection into the presidential race -- had become a major player in the fight between Hillary Clinton and Donald...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 8:00am
    There is a slow-motion collision occurring in every important area of public policy, one that will exact a great cost on the American public and our institutions. It is a collision of three forces: faux populism, uncompromising...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Predictions are hard, especially about the future of the Trump administration.     Will his team of economic nationalists, who want to impose tariffs and increase infrastructure spending, get their way, or will it be...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
    The fear in the federal workforce is palpable.     "Obviously, the end of my run is here," predicted a Department of Agriculture employee, sure that the new administration won't be friendly to his...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
    When I first met my patient, I didn't know why he'd been vomiting. It turned out to be for the worst reason.     He'd been losing weight and energy for months. He'd occasionally seen blood in the...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
    The more we learn about Russia’s hacking and the release of its electronic loot during our presidential election, the more it becomes clear that Donald Trump’s victory and his imminent presidency are already tainted...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Not long ago prominent Republicans like Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, liked to warn in apocalyptic terms about the dangers of budget deficits, declaring that a Greek-style crisis was just around the corner. But now, suddenly,...
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
    As a professional skeptic, I’m going to remain doubtful that Donald Trump has been a willing Russian tool, masterfully serving the needs of a dangerous American adversary. I’m not going to buy all the sordid details of...
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