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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 8:00am
    Back in the early 1990s, when our son was 4 years old and accustomed to seeing his dad on a certain Washington-based public television talk show, he'd annoy us by skipping through the house singing, "Bye-bye! Bye-bye...!...
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
    Not to boast, but that image is me enjoying a pristine alpine lake I own in the California Sierras. It’s property so valuable that Bill Gates could never buy it. Yet it’s mine.     But wait! Don’t...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Overfishing and pollution have so depleted China's own fishery resources that in some places -- including the East China Sea -- there are virtually "no fish" left, according to reports in Chinese state media last week...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:00pm
    According to an old bit of folk wisdom, if one person says you are drunk, you can wave him off. If two people tell you, go home.     When UnitedHealth Group announced a few months back that it was going to stop...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Texas is poised to execute Jeffery Lee Wood next week, even though he was sitting in the car 20 years ago when his friend went into a convenience store and fatally shot the clerk. Under existing precedent, sentencing an accomplice to...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could have cut her 2015 federal tax bill roughly in half -- lopping about $1.7 million from what she owed -- under the plan offered by Republican rival Donald Trump.   ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Imagine what could happen if Donald Trump hadn't turned the presidential campaign into an argument over who founded Islamic State or whether there should be ideological entrance tests for foreign visitors and immigrants. Then he...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Hillary Clinton thinks corporate taxes are too low. Donald Trump thinks corporate taxes are way too high. They're both wrong, and the economic consequences could be huge if either nominee's tax proposal becomes law.  ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Donald Trump's decision to put his presidential campaign into the hands of the most destructive right-wing elements of the Republican Party is a clarion call to the old GOP establishment to wake up and shake off the lethargy into...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
    If Congress wanted to make an actual difference regarding the rising cost of college, and to give universities and colleges a fighting chance to solve this problem, it would strip from the Higher Education Act the requirement that...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 11:00am
    Of all living things, why do humans alone create advanced technology? Not long ago, scientists thought it was because we are the only intelligent life form on this planet. That explanation alone no longer suffices. Over the last...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:00am
    This month, yet another slew of private retirement plan managers became the target of class-action lawsuits. This time it was a bunch of universities: Yale University, New York University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 8:00am
    Finally!     Take that, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Mr. You Are Entitled To Your Own Opinion, But Not Your Own Facts. Fact-check rating: Entirely false. You are entitled to your own set of facts. It's the logical...
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:00am
    Will Hillary Clinton be a standard-order mainstream liberal Democrat if she is elected in November? That view received some supporting evidence this week with the announcement of the leadership group for her transition planning team...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
    The world's great cities could hold the key to the prosperity of the human race. Yet a comprehensive new study points to a worrying trend: The water they need to grow is getting more expensive, because they're failing to...
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