Government

08/27/2015 - 9:54pm

    Viewed through the lens of America's civil rights history, Donald Trump's new call to repeal birthright citizenship chimes with an ominous ring.

    Spoiler alert: It sounds like racism.

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08/27/2015 - 9:37pm

    After reading the week's shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past.

    One of the things that is most appealing when things in the present...

08/27/2015 - 9:36pm

    It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump's inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might put it, for total losers...

08/27/2015 - 9:35pm

    As much of the Republican faithful look for a 2016 presidential nominee not named Trump, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is rising in the polls with a message that the previous GOP president peddled with success in the 2000 election.

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08/27/2015 - 9:34pm

    The best way to view the chaotic end to Virginia's special legislative session on congressional redistricting is through the words of French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr's famous epigram "the more things change, the more they stay the...

08/27/2015 - 9:34pm

    The central assumption of democracy -- beyond the assumption of fair elections, which is disturbingly questionable -- is that voters are the possessors of their own "interests," and vote for the candidate most sympathetic to them.

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