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08/21/2016 - 7:00pm

    My colleague David Ignatius is right ["When robots take all the jobs," Washington Forum, Aug. 12] that millions of jobs are threatened by things such as self-driving cars, voice recognition systems and intelligent software, in the same way that millions of jobs were eliminated by the mechanical reaper and...

08/20/2016 - 1:00pm

    For political advertising, like so much else, the digital revolution inspires both utopian and apocalyptic predictions. And as in many other arenas where Internet-based "disruption" looms, the optimists and pessimists both have a point.

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08/20/2016 - 8:00am

    John Maynard Keynes wrote in 1930 that "if economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid." Almost a century later, he's getting his wish.

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08/19/2016 - 4:00pm

    It’s fantasy football time in political punditry, as commentators try to dismiss Hillary Clinton’s dominance in the polls — yes, Clinton Derangement Syndrome is alive and well — by insisting that she would be losing badly if only the GOP had...

08/19/2016 - 2:00pm

   How much leeway should Marines have to express their religious beliefs? According to Congress, religious liberty laws apply with full force to the military. But last week the highest court in the armed forces put some limits on claims by active-duty personnel. Those...

08/19/2016 - 12:00am

    A top Bavarian domestic intelligence official has made tabloid headlines by saying there are "hit squads" and "sleeper cells" among the refugees who have recently arrived in Germany -- something right-wing populists have been maintaining all along....

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