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Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
    The election of Donald Trump with a Republican-majority Congress is proving once again that conservative economic policy largely reduces to cutting taxes, mostly for the rich.     But wait a second, aren't they...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump loves to pick a fight. In fact, he can't resist. In just the last two weeks, he's picked a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep, CNN and Rep. John Lewis. And now he's itching to pick a fight with...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Any time a new administration comes into office, there will be some complaining about the new president's Cabinet picks. But we're seeing something extraordinary happening now. Donald Trump's Cabinet brings with it a...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
    For months now the debate in the arts world has been: Will he really do it? Will Donald Trump be the president who finally gives the right wing what it has so vehemently craved for decades, the elimination of the National Endowment...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:00am
    The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, my 5-year-old daughter was identified by a classmate as having black skin. "Trump doesn't like black people," the little girl told her, "so you lose."...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:00am
    I was among the tens of millions of Americans overcome with negative emotions post-election. I wrote here about my own intra-daily swings between rage and confusion. Even with years of training in yoga and meditation, I had no idea...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 9:00am
    Here's a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign?     "I never...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:00am
    In a new strategy document, The New York Times is taking aim at a staple of journalism -- the forgettable news story. "Journalism That Stands Apart" is the product of the newspaper's 2020 group, which is a team of seven...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Barack Obama’s legacy is being systematically unraveled even before he leaves office, with The Wall Street Journal scoffing that he “has been a historic president but perhaps not a consequential one.”  ...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you.     Well, not directly for you. Trump’s trillion-dollar whopper of a tax break will only go to such...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
    There was a popular myth post-election that a Yale professor had offered an optional midterm for students upset over Trump's victory, and it lit up social media quickly. I counted about a dozen Facebook shares from friends on...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
    In the second half of the 20th century, the main threat to democracy came from the men in uniform. Fledgling democracies such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Thailand and Turkey were set back by dozens of military coups. For emerging...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Here's a question: When is a company considered privately owned? There's ownership, and there's control. If a company's shareholders and executives don't have control over the day-to-day operations of their...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump is not one to mince words: He says he doesn't care if the European Union breaks up, since it is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and calls the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe's main defense...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
    "Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States," Grover Norquist advised in 2012.     Norquist, who has devoted his life to the cause of reducing...
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