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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
    My third-graders tumbled into the classroom, and one child I'd especially been watching for - I need to protect her privacy, so I'll call her Janie - immediately noticed the two poster-size charts I'd hung low on the wall...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The Supreme Court has unanimously held that your right to a speedy trial doesn't cover a 14-month delay after conviction and before sentencing -- because after conviction, the trial is over. To reach this formalistic conclusion,...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
    As an emergency-room nurse in southwest Wisconsin, I sometimes received patients who had been sexually assaulted -- and I was expected to help conduct an exam to collect and preserve DNA evidence, though I didn't have the...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:00am
    The road to medical understanding is pitted with confounding news headlines. Take one last week warning that women exposed to too much of the ubiquitous vitamins folate and B-12 during pregnancy face an increased risk of having an...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:00am
    Last weekend, the New York Times detailed Donald Trump's misogynistic treatment of numerous women. Criticism was immediate.     Trump's defenders got a boost Monday from Rowanne Brewer Lane, whose story about...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am
    Perhaps the most frustrating question about Donald Trump's political success is why people keep voting for him even though his statements often don't withstand the most basic fact-checking. And it's not just Trump: The...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:00am
    If Bernie Sanders and his supporters complained about other things the way they complain about the fairness of the Democratic presidential primary process:     Chess: This game is rigged. The pawns get to move almost...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:00am
    In the wake of a mini-protest of Bernie Sanders supporters against the Nevada Democratic Party at its state convention in Las Vegas last weekend, Hillary Clinton in a CNN interview has essentially called on Sanders to rein them in...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:00am
    If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Bill Clinton will occupy a doubly unique role in U.S. political history — not just as the first First Husband, but also as the first First Spouse who used to be president. Obviously he won...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Well, that's a relief. It turns out that Native Americans are not offended by the name of Washington's football team after all.     You know, the Redskins.     A new Washington Post poll...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
    There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Barack Obama has...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
    His back hurts. His memory is slipping. He can’t cook, but then he never could. Igloo-making is no longer one of his diversions. The wit is sharp, quick as ever, but now he’s prone to ... what’s the word? Oh, and he...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Donald Trump has a permit to carry a gun.     “Nobody knows that,” he told a gathering of the National Rifle Association on Friday.     Well actually, it’s pretty hard to not know...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.     Really.     Just ask her.     She should have been able to finally savor shattering that “highest, hardest glass ceiling”...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Those who’ve been raising alarms about Facebook are right: Almost every minute that we spend on our smartphones and tablets and laptops, thumbing through favorite websites and scrolling through personalized feeds, we’re...
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