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01/22/2017 - 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 v. Tam, the justices finally heard argument on the question. Let's hope they come out in favor of the First Amendment...

01/21/2017 - 4:00pm

    Here's a question: When is a company considered privately owned? There's ownership, and there's control. If a company's shareholders and executives don't have control over the day-to-day operations of their organization -- if the government calls them up and tells them what to do --...

01/21/2017 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump is not one to mince words: He says he doesn't care if the European Union breaks up, since it is "basically a vehicle for Germany" and calls the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe's main defense arrangement, "obsolete." With these statements, the next U.S...

01/21/2017 - 2:00pm

    "Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States," Grover Norquist advised in 2012.

    Norquist, who has devoted his life to the cause of reducing taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans,...

01/21/2017 - 1:00pm

    The other day, I was at a white coat ceremony, a ritual in which medical students don their white coats to mark the transition from the classroom to the patient's bedside. Seasoned physicians reflected on their experiences with patients and families who guided them along their own professional...

01/21/2017 - 12:00pm

    On the bright side, at least Jenna Bush Hager didn’t say “Hidden Fences in the Moonlight,” mashing together all three of the critically acclaimed movies about African-Americans that are in theaters right now.

    I’m referring to...

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