Government

09/29/2016 - 10:00am

    We've hit the home stretch of the election. The time has come to get serious, really serious, about understanding what's at stake with Donald Trump's proposal to deport 5 million to 11 million undocumented immigrants and his promise that 2 million will be deported in "a matter of months" if he is elected.

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09/29/2016 - 8:00am

    Especially in an election year, federal employees make a tempting target. They are, in the popular imagining, entitled and entrenched, unresponsive to the public for whom they work and uninterested in anything but collecting a paycheck and a cushy pension. You never hear the phrase "bureaucrats in...

09/28/2016 - 8:00pm

    Everyone talks about income inequality these days. President Barack Obama has actually done something about it.

    In terms of the talk, the broad outlines of the story are familiar: In 1979, the top 1 percent of U.S. families received 7 percent of all...

09/28/2016 - 7:00pm

    With presidential debates approaching, we in journalism are locked in a fierce dispute: How should we report on a duplicitous demagogue?

    Traditionally, U.S. reporters respond to a controversy by quoting people on each side and letting the public...

09/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    A hankering for a past in which white supremacy and overt sexism were accepted features of daily life has made Donald Trump the most toxic presidential candidate since George Wallace. But the politics of nostalgia, which he embodies and advances, isn't a new package; Trump has simply wrapped it in...

09/28/2016 - 2:00pm

    It's hard to be a Bush these days. Liberals still condemn the most recent President Bush for "lying us into war" in Iraq. Even if you credit George W. Bush with benign intentions, his record is undeniably grim. In foreign policy, fiscal policy and much else -- including its catastrophic...

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