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Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 11:00am
    As if we didn't have enough to worry about already, here comes a new issue: The Great Cheese Glut of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of March 31, 1.19 billion pounds had accumulated in commercial cold-storage...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00am
    Although monopolies get a bad rap, they're not always a bad thing. In the short term, modern monopolies are often a boon to consumers. They bring valuable new inventions to market, and, in the case of platforms, they build new...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00am
    A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That's an 11 percent swing against Clinton...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 8:00am
    When your hearing gets fuzzy so you hear the word "peanuts" as "penis," it's time to stop in at the hearing-aid shop, lest one day you go to the ballgame and get arrested for indecent exposure. A reasonable...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 7:00am
    Here's the irony of Donald Trump's "America First," immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import.     The American right has typically been anti-...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    The International Monetary Fund and European finance ministers hailed their new agreement on Greece as a "major breakthrough." In reality, it's the beginning of a permanent fudge designed to make the intractable Greek...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities     can make you commit atrocities."     -- Voltaire, 1698-1774     The first thing to understand is that, before it's...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Why are successful prosecutions of police officers so rare? Monday's acquittal of Baltimore police officer Edward M. Nero in connection with the death of Freddie Gray again raises that sobering question - and some of the usual...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Every spring or summer, in lieu of professional help, I ditch civilization for the therapy of the wilderness. I’ve just been backpacking with my 18-year-old daughter on the Pacific Crest Trail in California, abandoning our...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle thinks people are exaggerating the Republican Party's responsibility for Donald Trump. Blaming the party, she concludes, "is like blaming the weatherman because it's raining, or an...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Hard experience teaches that biotech companies, chemical corporations, and other agribusiness giants have no sense of respect for Mother Nature. Now, Rick Friday has learned they have no sense of humor either.    ...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
    If you’re poor, many Americans think, it’s your own fault. It’s a sign of your own moral failing.     I don’t personally believe that, but the idea has roots in our culture going back...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Summer is upon us, and we are facing important travel decisions. Such as who to blame when we get stuck in interminable airport lines.     So many options. There’s the government, but how many times can you can...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The acrimony between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, inflamed in recent weeks, is likely to be resolved with a series of compromises that will bring relative unity in the weeks after next month's final primaries....
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...
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