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Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
    As Donald Trump took the oath of office Friday, a shadow loomed over his inauguration. Was it his multitudinous conflicts of interest and almost certain violation of the Emoluments Clause? Well, yes, but there's another shadow:...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:00am
    Betsy DeVos, whom Donald Trump has nominated as education secretary, doesn’t know basic education terms, doesn’t know about federal statutes governing special education, but thinks school officials should carry guns to...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:00am
    Of the thousands of letters I received in the course of my public thrashing before the Senate Judiciary committee during the October 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, one in particular stands out. A seventh grader shared...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 9:00am
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who has primary oversight responsibilities in the U.S. House, styles himself a zealous believer in executive-branch accountability and an advocate of state- and local-government authority.    ...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:00am
    This is when grace leaves the White House.     Without talking about politics or policy, without getting into race or class, red or blue, the Obamas set a remarkable standard for personal decency and civility during...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Should the federal government have the authority to deny legal protection to trademarks and service marks it finds offensive? The debate is one that the U.S. Supreme Court has avoided for decades. But this week, in a case called Lee...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
    I continue to believe that repeal of large chunks of the Affordable Care Act remains likely to happen within the next few weeks or months. But that doesn't mean Republicans are winning the public argument over it. Indeed, the...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Last week, I stood with thousands of other Chicagoans in a darkened room in the city's McCormick Place convention center, feeling solemn and uncertain as President Obama bade farewell to the nation. Urging Americans to resist...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Last year, when Joe Biden spoke at Davos, he gave an incisive and passionate address reminding the CEOs and leaders in the audience of their responsibilities to the have-nots of the world. It was powerful stuff and at the conclusion...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
    The election of Donald Trump with a Republican-majority Congress is proving once again that conservative economic policy largely reduces to cutting taxes, mostly for the rich.     But wait a second, aren't they...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump loves to pick a fight. In fact, he can't resist. In just the last two weeks, he's picked a fight with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep, CNN and Rep. John Lewis. And now he's itching to pick a fight with...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Any time a new administration comes into office, there will be some complaining about the new president's Cabinet picks. But we're seeing something extraordinary happening now. Donald Trump's Cabinet brings with it a...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
    For months now the debate in the arts world has been: Will he really do it? Will Donald Trump be the president who finally gives the right wing what it has so vehemently craved for decades, the elimination of the National Endowment...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:00am
    The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, my 5-year-old daughter was identified by a classmate as having black skin. "Trump doesn't like black people," the little girl told her, "so you lose."...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:00am
    I was among the tens of millions of Americans overcome with negative emotions post-election. I wrote here about my own intra-daily swings between rage and confusion. Even with years of training in yoga and meditation, I had no idea...
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