Government

01/20/2017 - 8:00am

    Looking around the ballroom, the first thing you notice is the lack of regalia -- no tuxes, no flowing gowns, no shiny footwear, no clinking jewels.

    Nor should there be, for this is the Inaugural Consolation Ball for the people of Not Trump Nation.

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01/18/2017 - 4:00pm

    On Wednesday, while Donald Trump was standing at a lectern in New York attacking the news media and political opponents, expressing, yet again, his desire for warm relations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and promising to apply a cosmetic veneer over his unsightly conflicts of interest, the nine...

01/18/2017 - 3:00pm

    One big question that looms as Donald Trump takes power is this: Will Trump actually make good on the aspects of his program that embody Trumpism at its most cruel and inhumane? Trump promised to expand mass deportations and to end protections for those brought here illegally as children. Now he must...

01/18/2017 - 1:00pm

    Donald Trump's first press conference since the election basically confirmed he's easily the least suited person to be president who ever got anywhere near to the office.

    The office he will occupy in nine days.

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01/18/2017 - 12:00pm

    Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. "It cannot be business as usual," Cardin said.

    He was talking primarily about Russia, but his statement stands on its own. Under the...

01/18/2017 - 11:00am

    Political scientists long assumed that U.S. institutions were more open and sturdier than those in other countries. One manifestation of that robustness, the theory went, was that U.S. politics appeared largely free from troubling symptoms like conspiracy thinking. Foreigners -- particularly in less-...

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