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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:00am
    Ted Cruz, vanquished presidential candidate, coughed up the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination precisely once in his convention speech Wednesday night. "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00am
    What do you know? Donald Trump finally got something right. He picked the best possible running mate for vice president.     Mike Pence is no political novice. In a long career as radio talk show host, member of...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00am
    Donald Trump arrived here Wednesday with a few words to the fans assembled at the helicopter pad. Really, just a few. Win Ohio ... make America great ... Mike Pence ... unbelievable vice president.     “Welcome...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:00pm
    Here we go again. At the rate these campus sexual abuse sagas are making news, it's reasonable to ask what college administrators can possibly be thinking about. Here's the latest Washington Post headline from the University...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 10:00pm
    The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the GOP and in the Trump campaign.    ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
    The Republican National Convention that opened Monday in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump for president had the usual hoopla. But it also was shrouded in questions concerning the very viability and future of the party itself....
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    So far, the Republican National Convention in Cleveland has been a slapdash spectacle of the absurd, with processions of B-list politicians and Z-list celebrities jockeying for the title of biggest embarrassment.   ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country....
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Donald Trump made a grand entrance on the first night of the Republican National Convention back-lit in a thick blue fog. I expected to hear the theme song from his "The Celebrity Apprentice" program, "For the Love of...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. But I’d urge you to study the recent failed military coup against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. America is...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Well, Donald Trump can't tell his wife she's fired. Nor should he.     The evident plagiarism in Melania Trump's speech doesn't reflect poorly on Melania Trump, at least from what we know so far. Its...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:00am
    Cleveland -- The marriage of Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is not off to a great start.     Donald Trump introduced Pence as his running mate as if it were a painful duty, in a series of long digressions...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
    There are two broad schools of thought on political critics, or rather two that can be described here using largely polite terms.     The first comes by way of the American founding father Benjamin Franklin: "...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains of plotting last weekend's attempted military coup, and some Turkish officials accuse the U.S. of playing a role...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
    In the wake of Friday's coup attempt, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan can hardly be blamed for purging the military. But firing 2,745 judges without any investigation or demonstrated connection to the coup is another...
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