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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Ever since his rise from political obscurity in Texas, observers have used words for Ted Cruz like “smart” and “shrewd.”     Watching him on the campaign trail, I’m thinking, “Not...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
    It is intuitively appealing to connect the number of fighters a country sends to the Islamic State with poverty and inequality. The more desperate and economically downtrodden people are, the more likely it is that they'll join a...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:00am
    In preparing for a White House conference this week, I've reviewed the recent data on the fight against crime. And it's depressing. For example, the share of violent crimes in the U.S. for which arrests are made is shockingly...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00am
    If in the early hours of a Saturday morning, there's a traffic jam in your neighborhood, it won't be because it's the opening day of the county fair. These days, it's more likely to be Donald Trump.   ...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:00am
    Grundy, Virginia, looks as if it fell into a crevice and got stuck. The seat of Buchanan County, Grundy snakes for miles between high Appalachian mountain walls that restrict its width in places to little more than a stone's...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00am
    Voters in five Northeastern states--Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland--go to the polls in presidential primaries today (Tuesday), with frontrunners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:00am
    If trends hold and the parties’ front-runners become the parties’ nominees, November is going to be an epic election: a hobbled titan (Hillary Clinton) versus a mortally wounded one (the real estate developer).  ...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    For the members of Harvard's super-elite "final clubs," perhaps nothing produces a more immediate shiver of Not Our Kind of Thing than comparison to fraternities of the Greek system, with their herds of suburban...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    With Hillary Clinton's double-digit victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the New York Democratic primary, the assumption has taken hold that his presidential candidacy is just about over, and the questions now are how he should be...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Republicans are a more ideological party than the Democrats, but ideology has mattered less in the GOP primaries this year than in the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.     Clinton is in a nearly...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
    If I didn't know better, I would have expected today's conservatives to love Harriet Tubman. After all, she was a pistol-packing black Republican who repeatedly risked her life to lead slaves to freedom. What's not to...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Into the overheated, under-informed bathroom wars comes a well-timed intrusion of sanity in the form of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.     The court's ruling in the case of Virginia high-...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
    We think we know Harriet Tubman: former slave, Underground Railroad conductor and abolitionist. But much of Tubman's real life story has been shrouded by generations of myths and fake lore, propagated through children's books...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:00am
    Conservatives should be delighted that Harriet Tubman's likeness will grace the $20 bill. She was a Republican, after all, and a pious Christian. And she routinely exercised her Second Amendment right to carry a gun, which she...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:00am
    J. Randolph Evans, an expert on Republican nominating rules, is the kind of person who in past years would toil in obscurity and rarely see the light of day, much less the front of a camera.     These days, as a...
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