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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    Schools are supposed to help kids build character, socialize, and learn critical thinking and academic content. But we also ask schools to do a lot more: to offer extracurricular activities, serve as community centers and feed our...
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    Things are terrible here in Portugal, but not quite as terrible as they were a couple of years ago. The same thing can be said about the European economy as a whole. That is, I guess, the good news.     The bad news...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:00am
    People tend to fear spiders and snakes more than they do electrical sockets or fireworks, even though the latter present a far greater danger. This might help explain why humans have such a hard time seeing the threat of climate...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00am
    What a day: On Wednesday, we got to see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduce his imaginary friend and vice-presidential pick, Carly Fiorina, to jump-start his imaginary path to the White House. We were also treated to Donald Trump's...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Prime Minister David Cameron should, if the pollsters and bookmakers are right, win his campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. But if things go wrong between now and the June referendum his biggest challenge will be to...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 5:00pm
    In an election season about "voter anger," one important thing is underappreciated: voter optimism. And in particular, optimism about the economy.     "Wait, what?" you may be thinking. Isn't...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Top Republicans appear increasingly resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee, and a number of them are morbidly wondering just how extensive a down-ballot disaster his candidacy will unleash for the party, in a pondering-the-iceberg...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
    It is simply astonishing how destructive Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has been to the Republican Party.     Right now, the evidence is on full view in Indiana. As part of a deal with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:00am
    Desperation, thy name is Ted Cruz.     The Texas senator spent this week doing anything and everything he could think of to blunt the momentum Donald Trump has built with sweeping wins in six primaries over the past...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:00am
    The 1980s have been making a comeback -- and the nostalgia goes far beyond shoulder pads or neon heels and big hair. In the U.S., it seems to be about a search for lost identity -- and emotions that are familiar to me as someone who...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 7:00am
    The 2016 Republican presidential campaign began last year with Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum -- among others -- flashing Bible passages and competing for support from social conservatives in Iowa. It will...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:00pm
    The following is an adaptation of an address to the University of Michigan's class of 2016.     The most useful knowledge that you leave here with today has nothing to do with your major. It's about how to...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
    A Donald Trump presidency wouldn't be the blow to U.S. business that some fear, according to Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway.     "If either Donald Trump or Hillary...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Americans are being conned into believing that U.S. corporations are hampered by outsize tax rates that undermine their competitiveness. Tax inversions, whereby U.S. multinational companies merge with foreign companies to re-domicile...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Everyone knows that it's illegal for a hotel such as a Marriott or a Hilton to refuse you a room because of your race. But what about someone who temporarily rents out their own apartment on Airbnb? May he refuse to rent to...
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