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Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Measured against a tempestuous U.S. election season and a failed Turkish coup, Israel (for a change) seems quiet and stable. Bolstered by coalition agreements with the religious right, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
    As first lady, Hillary Clinton was reviled as the wife who sold out her principles and stood by her man, just like the wives who surrendered to their husbands on the dramas that ushered in a new Golden Age of television as Bill...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 4:00pm
    On Monday night, conservative columnist George F. Will offered a new - to me - explanation for Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to release his tax returns.     "Perhaps one more reason why we're not seeing...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Monday was Bernie Sanders's night at the Democratic National Convention. As usual, he and his supporters brought all the nuance and subtlety of a sledgehammer to the head. The speech that the country needed to hear was not his....
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
    One of the core pieces of modern macroeconomic theory, handed down to us by the great Milton Friedman, probably missed the mark. And now it might be on the way out. And this shift has big implications for how we think about economic...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Early in the first day of its 2016 convention, the Democratic Party's train threatened to jump the tracks. As the convention was gaveled into session, delegates for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., loudly booed Rules Committee chair...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 11:00am
    I've spent a lot of time this year counseling Democrats, independents and establishment Republicans not to freak out. That advice still holds -- but barely.     The release of illegally hacked Democratic National...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00am
    The first day for the Democrats in Philadelphia couldn't have gone better -- from the podium. In the convention hall? That was a little more complicated.     Let's start on the podium.    ...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00am
    From a mass media perspective, let’s look at what brought us Donald Trump.     Once upon a time we had television networks that were truly mass media – they had something for everybody, and none of it...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 8:00am
    The Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week was a pudding without a theme, except for one mantra that tumbled out of the mouths of every Republican from top to bottom. If you say that you're worried about Trump'...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 7:00am
    There. He came out and said it. "I alone," Donald Trump averred in his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination for president, can save America, save the world, save you.     Rarely in...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 6:00am
    Political conventions used to be celebratory affairs. But in Cleveland this week, the most reliable source of good cheer has been Republicans' collective fantasy of putting Hillary Clinton behind bars.     First...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:00am
    There is shade. And then, there are intricately constructed avenues of shade so dense that entire shadow-loving plants germinate, sprout and flourish at triple speed.     The latter is what Michelle Obama cast in the...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 4:00am
    Say what you will about Donald Trump's sinister speech at the Republican National Convention, it achieved one of its primary goals: Trump now owns the mantle of "change" in this election.     Trump...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:00am
    As the Democratic National Convention convenes in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton faces many widely reported challenges. She is generally not trusted, and the majority of Americans tend to repeat what has now become a cliche invented...
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