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12/08/2016 - 2:00pm

    Amid the climate of disbelief and fear among Democrats following Donald Trump's election, a fascinating debate has broken out about what's called "identity politics" on the left, "political correctness" by the right.

    And about damn time, I say. The kind of race- and...

12/08/2016 - 8:00am

    One of Donald Trump's most consistent campaign promises has been to prevent U.S. businesses from moving good jobs to Mexico -- whether through taxes, jawboning, or more drastic means such as an outright prohibition. Economists might regard this as a misguided form of protectionism, but in fact, it...

12/07/2016 - 8:00pm

    At long last, Fidel Castro is dead. Now the oppressive system he installed in Cuba can wither and die, too -- unless Donald Trump reverts to Cold War policies and gives Cuba's failing dictatorship new life.

    It is tempting to see Castro's...

12/07/2016 - 7:00pm

    In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the media has worked itself into a panic about the rise of fake news on social media. Reporters have examined the subject from dozens of angles -- profiling misinformation peddlers from California to the Caucasus, analyzing how hoaxes spread, raising red...

12/07/2016 - 6:00pm

    So many Trumpists have written in since the election, and I am grateful for their interest and also impressed by the sheer variety of their profanity. I never learned to swear that well because by the time my mother died, at 97, it was too late for me to learn. I gather from the letters that their lives...

12/07/2016 - 5:00pm

    A show of hands, please: How many of you would like Donald Trump to step away — far away — from his Twitter account? I’m pretty sure I have a majority, but to be safe: How many can at least agree on no tweets before breakfast?

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