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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...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 2:00am
    Only a few minutes into Donald Trump's acceptance speech Thursday night, he started his familiar attacks on the media:     "If you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully crafted lies and the media...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 1:00am
    Like most presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton said that, in contemplating her choice of a running mate, she was looking for the most qualified person to take over the presidency if necessary. In picking Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia...
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    In his bid for the White House, Donald Trump is playing many roles: law-and-order strongman, sky’s-the-limit builder, dealmaker extraordinaire. But perhaps none is more emphatic than all-American patriot.    ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:00pm
    When it comes to metadata, is turnabout fair play? The New Jersey Supreme Court will decide that question in a fiendishly clever case brought by a libertarian who is demanding the e-mail logs of town officials under the state's...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00pm
    Hillary Clinton's campaign and its supporters are linking Donald Trump to President Vladimir Putin. This must make the Russian president chuckle. After all, he accused Clinton of inciting protests in Moscow in 2011.  ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 9:00pm
    After a raucous Republican convention nominated the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson's campaign ran an advertisement quoting William Scranton, Pennsylvania's moderate governor, describing...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Any hopes that Donald Trump would soften his image and rhetoric upon becoming the Republican presidential nominee were dashed by his acceptance speech declaring himself "the law-and-order candidate."    ...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier.     The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division and...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Following last week’s Republican calamity in Cleveland, the Democratic National Convention rolls into Philadelphia on Monday with big opportunities and big challenges.     Many Democrats will come with...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
    The four day Trump-a-thon, sometimes noted as the Republican National Convention, ended this week in Cleveland, with the Republican party still divided and Donald Trump’s ego inflated larger than a Macy’s parade balloon....
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Where's the pivot?     That's what I was wondering throughout Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lengthy and surprisingly humorless acceptance speech Thursday at the Grand Old Party's...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. In fact, as measured by the murder rate, New York...
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