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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
    On Nov. 8, North Carolinians went to the polls and chose a new governor: Democrat Roy Cooper. Cooper defeated incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory by more than 10,000 votes. It's a clean win that should bar a recount.    ...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
    My mom, Clida, taught my four brothers and me about her father's work to organize black voters in rural Louisiana in the 1950s. We carried her dad's legacy of activism with us. The Civil Rights Movement was present in the...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
    In the 1990s, during Bill Clinton's second term, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (A), National Security Advisor Sandy Berger (B), and Secretary of Defense William Cohen (C) would meet weekly for what was called the "...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
    If Donald Trump was consistent about one thing on the campaign trail, it was his rejection of the prevailing Washington consensus in favor of globalization and free trade. Now, weeks before taking office, he has pledged to tear up...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
    In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, I'm starting to rethink one of my basic beliefs about the economy. For a long time, I've believed that what mattered most for economic well-being was money. Median income,...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Congratulations! The American people have given you the formidable responsibility of assembling a Cabinet. The best Cabinet ever, you promised! And with none of the problems of previous Cabinets. And without any ties to plutocrats or...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:00pm
    President-elect Donald Trump promised to punish U.S. companies that ship manufacturing jobs out of the country. Instead, judging from the way he has handled Carrier, he plans to reward them. Quite handsomely, in fact.   ...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Ever since President Jimmy Carter created the U.S. Department of Education in 1979, conservatives have been trying to abolish it. Rick Perry, the Texas governor who in a 2011 presidential debate couldn't remember all the U.S....
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to hint at how he will avoid conflicts of interest after he trades in his hat as the Trump Organization's chief deal-maker for that of the U.S. commander in chief.    ...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
    When a federal judge in Texas last week froze a regulation extending overtime pay to thousands of workers, the holding had an extra sting. The hit to President Barack Obama's legacy came from his own appointee, not a Bush-era...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00am
    Elections have consequences. We've said it before, but it's never been truer than it is today.     Yes, elections have consequences, as Donald Trump is now proving by filling each and every cabinet post with...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am
    More than any other president-elect in recent memory, Donald Trump has sought out military brass to populate his inner circle. Trump met Monday with retired Army Gen.David Petraeus, a contender for secretary of state. He is also...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Once, on a visit to the French countryside, I visited the most beautiful, picturesque little country farm I'd ever seen. The farm produced an organic yogurt for the market and, ever the annoying economist, I asked my host how...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
    "Trigger warnings" on U.S. college campuses have become easy targets for ridicule, but that doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for them. Professors issue these warnings on their syllabuses or during class when the...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
    It's hard to blame Russia for using its propaganda machine to help build a post-fact world when its economy depends on a post-fact market -- the oil one. The market's reaction to news from the Organization of Petroleum...
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