Charles Lane

02/15/2017 - 8:00am

    Egged on by his top political adviser, Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump is touting an analogy between his populist administration and that of Andrew Jackson, who was first elected in 1828 as the tribune of Appalachian backwoodsmen - and whose portrait now hangs significantly in the Oval Office.

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02/03/2017 - 8:30pm

    No, President Trump's order curtailing entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries is not the "total and complete shutdown" he threatened in December 2015, but it's bad enough.

    Even after the dust settles from...

01/31/2017 - 1:00pm

    President Donald Trump plans to nominate a replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia next Thursday, so Americans of all political stripes have a week to work themselves into a frenzy over the Supreme Court's future - or to keep a sense of perspective.

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01/15/2017 - 11:00am

    Anyone who reads the unconfirmed report on Russia's purported ties to President-elect Donald Trump has to agree with the media organizations that balked at publishing it - until BuzzFeed decided to let Americans "make up their own minds."

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01/10/2017 - 2:00pm

    John Maynard Keynes wrote that gut feelings - or "animal spirits," as he called them - were often more important to investment decisions than a "mathematical expectation."

    President-elect Donald Trump, too, understands animal...

12/28/2016 - 3:00pm

    In this uncertain world, there are still a few unalterable facts of political life. For example, Republicans always do what Charles and David Koch, the billionaire bankrollers of right-wing politics nationwide, tell them.

    Then again, maybe not. As...

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