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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
    We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it?     One poll from Public Policy Polling found that as many Americans — 46 percent — favor...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
    On March 21, 1973, White House counsel John Dean confronted President Richard Nixon about the growing Watergate scandal. "We have a cancer -- within, close to the presidency, that's growing," Dean warned. "It's...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Far-fetched though it may seem, there may come a day when the White House needs to rely on the credibility of the U.S. media. Who knows what the situation will be. Perhaps a foreign power will level some extravagant allegation at the...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
    President Trump is flailing like a man who fears he's about to go under, and he hasn't even been in office a full month. His instinct is to flee to the warmth and comfort of his political base -- but he will learn that while...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
    The word "populist" is regularly applied to President Donald Trump. Is it because his politics, and policy, tend to be crude and crowd-pleasing? Because he built a political base on division and resentment? Because he...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
    The Trump presidency continues to unravel, as a transparent mixture of denials and dissembling has plunged its credibility into free fall, after less than a month in power.     The rapid-fire accumulation of...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Resistance is the appropriate and necessary impulse of Democrats at this strange and raucous inception of the Trump administration. It is also woefully insufficient to address the monumental existential threats Democrats confront...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
    In his remarkable news conference Thursday, President Donald Trump received scrutiny on his claim to have secured "the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan." When a reporter pointed out that this claim was very...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Two years ago, I suggested that the U.S. economy is riddled with strangely high costs in key sectors of the economy. Now, more and more people seem to be zeroing in on this problem. On Slate Star Codex, blogger Scott Alexander has a...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
    President Trump had a lot to say at his long-awaited news conference yesterday. His performance -- characteristically rich in calculated provocations, bizarre asides and even the occasional bit of genuine news -- generated enough...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
    If the U.S. Supreme Court were to reverse Roe v. Wade, individual states could still permit abortion. But, in theory, the Supreme Court could go further, and rule that laws permitting abortion violate the equal protection rights of...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is paying a visit to Washington on Wednesday -- an event that typically triggers angst in the American Jewish community as it confronts its internal conflicts over Israel.   ...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:00am
    Since taking office, President Donald Trump has signed executive orders instructing officials to reconsider regulation of the financial sector and requiring executive departments and agencies to find two rules to repeal for every new...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:00am
    The White House is perhaps the best imaginable venue for product placement. But despite the fact that it now commands a presidential seal, the Trump brand seems less attractive than ever.     Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:00am
    You just came out of a yearlong coma, and you’re trying to catch up. The unimaginable is real. The Cubs won the World Series. California has been drenched with so much rain that its biggest dam may fail. And in the first month...
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