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Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    A few days ago, a colleague from the college where I teach and serve as president called to let me know the FBI had just paid a visit. They wanted to inform me that the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, had been Googling me on his...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
    The phrase "constitutional crisis" looms large over the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The possibility of such a crisis has already been invoked in connection with what would happen if the...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Looking at reliable recent polls, you could come away with two contradictory conclusions: Donald Trump is cratering, allowing Hillary Clinton to run away with the presidential race. Or Trump has survived an awful month and is...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
    For years, the Roberts court has been, for all practical purposes, the Kennedy court. It has almost always been Anthony Kennedy, not Chief Justice John Roberts, who has provided the decisive vote in closely divided cases - leading...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Rejecting Texas' latest effort to do away with abortion rights, the Supreme Court served the antiabortion movement some very bad news Monday. The justices didn't believe Texas was just trying to help its poor, hapless women...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
    There are commodity bubbles, stock bubbles, bond bubbles -- and education bubbles. American high schools are a classic education bubble, if by bubble we mean a mismatch between a commodity's real-world value and the value the...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
    When the riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, after Freddie Gray's funeral last year, I was among those expressing dismay over the burning and looting. More than 60 businesses - including two much-needed pharmacies - in black...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Monday's Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics will push presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative white evangelicals further into each others' arms....
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Here is the real lesson from the stunning Brexit vote: Throwing a tantrum at the polls is not liberating; it is self-defeating. Those tempted to vote for Donald Trump should pay very close attention.     Brexit was a...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
    It has been forever since Britain was single, and there will be many lonesome and disorienting nights ahead.     Maybe we should fix it up with Switzerland.     Not immediately, of course. The...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00am
    Architects of the anti-abortion restrictions struck down by the Supreme Court this week are about as concerned about women’s health as a Texas football throng is about head injuries between each whistle.    ...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00am
    Paul Ryan made a big deal about not endorsing Donald Trump too quickly or agreeing with some of Trump's more colorful opinions. But looking over Ryan's catalog of policy prescriptions, the distance between them is narrowing...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 8:00am
    The attacks on 9/11 changed the world the way we knew it. Yet still, we struggle to understand, asking, first "why do they hate us," to later, in ever more urgent voices, "how do we make it stop?"   ...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 7:00am
    I have been overcome by gloom since Britain voted to leave the European Union. It’s not just the stupidity of the decision. It’s not merely the lies of the charlatans who led the “Leave” campaign. It’s...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
    Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, whose bribery conviction was unanimously overturned today by the Supreme Court, should thank his lawyers, his lucky stars and the First Amendment -- in reverse order. McDonnell had been...
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