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Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:00am
    The Washington Redskins are headed for the Supreme Court - in the guise of a dance rock band called The Slants. The Department of Justice has asked the court to review a lower court's holding that the Patent and Trademark Office...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:00pm
    James Tracy is certainly a crank and also seems to be a terrible person. But Florida Atlantic University violated his academic freedom when it fired him from his tenured professorship in January, and he should win the lawsuit he'...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
    What if we talked about gun violence, and discussed only bullet size?     To me, that seems akin to the presidential campaign discussion of women’s health. Somehow in nine Democratic debates, not a single...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:00pm
    The $150 billion federal disability program is a mess. It almost went broke (Congress had to give it an emergency infusion). It discourages employment and can be gamed. But woe to the office-seeker who tries to fix it.  ...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Bernie Sanders isn’t losing. Just ask many of his backers or listen to some of his own complaints. He’s being robbed, a victim of antiquated rules, voter suppression, shady arithmetic and a corrupt Democratic...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal: the rapper and the weatherman. They’ve never met, but I could imagine them doing an amazing duet...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Campaigning for her mother in Maryland last week, Chelsea Clinton said the Supreme Court could issue a "definitive" ruling on gun control in the near future. Clinton didn't define "definitive," let alone...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
    In December, Gallup asked 824 U.S. adults this question: "In your opinion, which of the following will be the biggest threat to the country in the future -- big business, big labor or big government?"    ...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Ever since his rise from political obscurity in Texas, observers have used words for Ted Cruz like “smart” and “shrewd.”     Watching him on the campaign trail, I’m thinking, “Not...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
    It is intuitively appealing to connect the number of fighters a country sends to the Islamic State with poverty and inequality. The more desperate and economically downtrodden people are, the more likely it is that they'll join a...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:00am
    In preparing for a White House conference this week, I've reviewed the recent data on the fight against crime. And it's depressing. For example, the share of violent crimes in the U.S. for which arrests are made is shockingly...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00am
    If in the early hours of a Saturday morning, there's a traffic jam in your neighborhood, it won't be because it's the opening day of the county fair. These days, it's more likely to be Donald Trump.   ...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 9:00am
    Grundy, Virginia, looks as if it fell into a crevice and got stuck. The seat of Buchanan County, Grundy snakes for miles between high Appalachian mountain walls that restrict its width in places to little more than a stone's...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:00am
    Voters in five Northeastern states--Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland--go to the polls in presidential primaries today (Tuesday), with frontrunners Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:00am
    If trends hold and the parties’ front-runners become the parties’ nominees, November is going to be an epic election: a hobbled titan (Hillary Clinton) versus a mortally wounded one (the real estate developer).  ...
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