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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
    The following is an adaptation of an address to the University of Michigan's class of 2016.     The most useful knowledge that you leave here with today has nothing to do with your major. It's about how to...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
    A Donald Trump presidency wouldn't be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, according to Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway.     "If either Donald Trump or Hillary...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Americans are being conned into believing that U.S. corporations are hampered by outsize tax rates that undermine their competitiveness. Tax inversions, whereby U.S. multinational companies merge with foreign companies to re-domicile...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Everyone knows that it's illegal for a hotel such as a Marriott or a Hilton to refuse you a room because of your race. But what about someone who temporarily rents out their own apartment on Airbnb? May he refuse to rent to...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
    As in any U.S. national election without an incumbent president, the candidates are painting a not very pretty picture: The country is "going to hell," bluntly asserts the Republican front-runner Donald Trump.  ...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:00am
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's selection of former campaign rival Carly Fiorina to be his running mate, when he has not even come close to defeating Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, is an exercise in pure delusion...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00am
    "On the Internet," according to a famous New Yorker cartoon caption, "no one knows you're a dog." No, but some internet users amazingly turn into skunks.     That's a mild description of...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00am
    There have been a lot of unexpected twists to the 2016 primaries, including: the sudden disappearance of frontrunner Jeb Bush; the appeal of the outsider; and the astounding success of Donald Trump. But the biggest surprise of all...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Maybe we need a new cliche: It ain’t over until Carly Fiorina sings. Anyway, it really is over — definitively on the Democratic side, with high probability on the Republican side. And the results couldn’t be more...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Ted Cruz continues to astound. Every time it appears he can’t get more awful, he finds a new avenue, like a ground mole sniffing out a beetle. Right now, he’s in Indiana, trying to save his presidential career by ranting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
    New York's Legislature is considering a proposal to give police officers "textalyzers," gizmos that would enable roadside checks of drivers suspected of using mobile phones behind the wheel. Given the dangers of texting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    For a lesson on the riddles of human nature, look no further than Dennis Hastert.     Go back to early 1999, when he became the speaker of the House of Representatives. Revisit the reason he got that job. His...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Regarding Donald Trump's insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing "the woman's card" and that if she "were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Republicans have often been indignant at being portrayed as waging a “war on women,” and the rhetoric sometimes was, indeed, a bit over the top. Until Donald Trump showed up.     Trump seems to be trying...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's foreign policy speech lays out what would be a disastrous course for the U.S. with regards to Russia and European security. On the other hand, for Europe and its eastern neighbour, the disengagement he is proposing...
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