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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Under President Trump, American foreign policy is returning, many commentators say, to the isolationism that preceded World War II. This line of interpretation (and often attack) emerged during the election: While Hillary Clinton...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
    The tea party wave of 2010 cost the Democrats the House, and then Republicans gerrymandered congressional districts to remain in power. But drawing districts with the intention of helping your party is an act of statistical modeling...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
    In the fall of 2007, Steven Fabre appeared in my courtroom. He was a 29-year-old New York native there to plead guilty to a single count of possession with intent to distribute crack. Fabre was a typical, fungible street dealer who...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's first solo White House news conference as president Thursday, launched with little advance notice, was a bold and aggressive strategy to co-opt one of the news media's prime information vehicles.  ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Why is President Donald Trump still trying to turn the media into the bad guys of his reality TV show, er, I mean presidency?     If media bashing is the last refuge of scoundrels, as I often say, Trump had better...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am
    Last week, when confronted with media revelations about his staff's contacts with the Russian government, President Donald Trump blamed the messenger. He denounced "low-life leakers," directed the Justice Department to...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:00am
    For those who care about press rights in America, President Donald Trump's words last week were stunning and disturbing.     The news media is not merely "scum," as he has said many times before, but...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:00am
    If Donald Trump were an off-the-street federal job applicant, he most likely would not be granted a security clearance. Measured against the standards applied to thousands of Americans involved with our national security, knowledge...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 8:00am
    Almost any five minutes of Donald Trump’s mesmerizing, terrifying news conference on Thursday would have been enough to do another politician in.     Almost every day of his administration so far contains...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
    President Donald Trump is not known for his subtlety. But even by this standard, his tweet Friday night was extreme. Trump called the news media "the enemy of the American People."     The New York Times,...
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Donald Trump is stuck in his own skull.     He’s unreachable.     “He lives inside his head, where he runs the same continuous loop of conflict with people he turns into enemies for the...
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...
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