Government

12/03/2016 - 8:00pm

    So shocking was the electoral upset that Israeli television created a word for it: mahapakh. Derived from the root that means "revolution" or "turning upside down," the word was fashioned because Menachem Begin's 1977 election as prime minister was such a game-changer in Israeli politics that no existing word seemed to suffice....

12/02/2016 - 7:00pm

    Was the 2016 presidential election hacked? It's hard to tell. There were no obvious hacks on Election Day, but new reports have raised the question of whether voting machines were tampered with in three states that Donald Trump won this month: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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12/02/2016 - 6:00pm

    Once when I was serving in the federal government in the early 2000s, the Treasury Department was ready to issue an obscure communique. Just before it was set to be released, someone noticed a stray punctuation mark. The picayune typo could have led some to interpret the communique as a U.S. policy...

12/02/2016 - 5:00pm

    Since Donald Trump was elected president, the value of the U.S. dollar is up about 4 percent against the currencies of our trading partners. And that "Trump bump" in the dollar is an extension of longer-term trend wherein the greenback is up 20 to 25 percent, depending on the basket of...

12/02/2016 - 4:00pm

    Are people who believe in deplorable things themselves "deplorable"? Donald Trump voters, whether they intended to or not, empowered racists. Many hold misogynistic and Islamophobic views, even if they might like to believe that they don't. But this should not - it cannot - have much...

12/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    Two weeks after electing Donald Trump to the highest office in the land, America pauses this week for a day of Thanksgiving. No doubt, many dinner tables will be as divided as the election results-as contentious as our anxious streets. But if we listen closely to the prayers of those who are jubilant in...

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