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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
    The crucial passage in President Donald Trump's inaugural address Friday tracked John F. Kennedy's swearing-in speech, with one huge difference: Trump's America First message was 180 degrees away from Kennedy's Cold...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Last year gave us one of the most unusual elections in our political history. In the electoral college, a political outsider upset an establishment insider who won the popular vote but did not achieve the necessary distributed...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Except for the cold weather, Barack Obama’s first inauguration reminded me a lot of Woodstock. Throngs of revelers wandering around with no idea whatsoever of where they were going. The crowd was so big, you worried that there...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
    As an African-American woman, I find the 2016 campaign - and now the 2017 inauguration - doubly painful. Donald Trump's victory revealed inconvenient and ugly truths about the United States and its political system, including the...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
    The news media is making a huge fuss over the several dozen Democrats who are planned to boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. But there is less here than meets the eye. Politicians skipping the swearing-in ceremony...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
    This creepy parallel universe is a pleasant enough place to visit, but I think I would like to go home now.     Don't get me wrong, it has its charms.     There is a certain unified aesthetic to...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
    I've read with concern news articles about divisions among the organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, including questions about why men haven't been more involved. One Washington Post online headline...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
    The sky over the Capitol is a dull, unpleasant shade of white. Only one of the five flags hanging over the inauguration stage has the right number of stars.     The red hats have multiplied. You could have sworn...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
    As Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, a shadow loomed over his inauguration. Was it his multitudinous conflicts of interest and almost certain violation of the Emoluments Clause? Well, yes, but there's another shadow:...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:00am
    Betsy DeVos, whom Donald Trump has nominated as education secretary, doesn’t know basic education terms, doesn’t know about federal statutes governing special education, but thinks school officials should carry guns to...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:00am
    Of the thousands of letters I received in the course of my public thrashing before the Senate Judiciary committee during the October 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, one in particular stands out. A seventh grader shared...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:00am
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has primary oversight responsibilities in the U.S. House, styles himself a zealous believer in executive-branch accountability and an advocate of state- and local-government authority.    ...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:00am
    This is when grace leaves the White House.     Without talking about politics or policy, without getting into race or class, red or blue, the Obamas set a remarkable standard for personal decency and civility during...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Should the federal government have the authority to deny legal protection to trademarks and service marks it finds offensive? The debate is one that the U.S. Supreme Court has avoided for decades. But this week, in a case called Lee...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
    I continue to believe that repeal of large chunks of the Affordable Care Act remains likely to happen within the next few weeks or months. But that doesn't mean Republicans are winning the public argument over it. Indeed, the...
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