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Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
    First Cuba, now Vietnam.     President Barack Obama drew the U.S. closer to Vietnam this week, traveling to Hanoi and lifting a decades-long U.S. ban on military sales to the communist regime and strategically...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
    The latest thing Donald Trump is talking about not talking about is the 1993 death of White House attorney Vince Foster, which was ruled a suicide by multiple investigations but which "people" -- according to Trump --...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00am
    Historians of the future will want to know why almost no one went to jail in connection with the collapse of mortgage-backed securities that triggered the 2007-8 financial crisis. Monday's appeals court decision reversing a $1.2...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00am
    How should we respond to the next recession? That was the topic of an event held by the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project, where I spoke Monday in Washington with White House budget director Sean Donovan. I argued a number...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00am
    A generation after Ronald Reagan denounced the "welfare queen," the Grand Old Party is evidently on the verge of nominating its first welfare king.     Four years ago last week, the party's 2012...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00am
    I recently asked a good friend where her boss stood on Donald Trump.     This wasn’t an idle question. Her boss gives big money to Republican candidates. He’s both power broker and weather vane. And she...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00am
    Oh, how the mighty are falling in line, if not in love. The most stalwart Donald Trump deniers among establishment Republicans are clambering to get on board. Support is a depreciating asset: Wait until the train leaves the station...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 7:00am
    Donald Trump says it all the time: "We don't win anymore." If you got all your economic news from the presumed Republican nominee, you'd think U.S. businesses hadn't added any new jobs or accomplished anything...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    David Runciman is professor of politics at Cambridge University. His books include "The Confidence Trap," a brief, lively history of crises faced by democratic nations, and how those nations handled the challenges. The rise...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
    For its proponents, transhumanism - the idea of using technology to redesign humans beyond our biology - is just common sense. Who doesn't want to live a healthier, happier and wealthier life? And wouldn't it be great to live...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
    As law professors go, I'm pretty sympathetic to Clarence Thomas's constitutional jurisprudence. It's not that I agree with him, which I almost never do. But I think he genuinely tries to apply originalism using historical...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
    "What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?" When the editors of Foreign Policy magazine posed this question to a group of prominent policy intellectuals in 2004, neoconservative...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Sometimes, people do terrible things because they have a tragic misunderstanding of what it means to be good. Sometimes we do regrettable things because we aren't strong enough to be as good as we would like. Fortunately,...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Bernie Sanders is pushing for concessions from the Democratic Party establishment in return for his promised support for Hillary Clinton once she indisputably nails down the 2016 presidential nomination. One change he wants is an end...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
    When I first tried to start a club for the study of transhumanism at Yale, I was astounded by the university's response. The chaplain intervened and vetoed the request. An email to me explained that there were already enough...
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