National

01/24/2017 - 12:00pm

    The first 96 hours of President Donald Trump's tenure have been filled with claims, counter-claims, accusations of bias, outright falsehoods and lots of other things that make people hate politics, politicians and everything about Washington.

    It's enough even for me - a political junkie...

01/22/2017 - 8:00am

    In a new strategy document, The New York Times is taking aim at a staple of journalism -- the forgettable news story. "Journalism That Stands Apart" is the product of the newspaper's 2020 group, which is a team of seven New York Times journalists charged with plotting a map for the...

01/21/2017 - 7:00pm

    Good news, folks — our new president says he’s planning a “tax holiday” for you.

    Well, not directly for you. Trump’s trillion-dollar whopper of a tax break will only go to such multinational corporations as Apple, GE, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft.

 ...

01/21/2017 - 6:00pm

    There was a popular myth post-election that a Yale professor had offered an optional midterm for students upset over Trump's victory, and it lit up social media quickly. I counted about a dozen Facebook shares from friends on both sides of the political aisle. Comments typed fast and furious spoke...

01/21/2017 - 5:00pm

    In the second half of the 20th century, the main threat to democracy came from the men in uniform. Fledgling democracies such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Thailand and Turkey were set back by dozens of military coups. For emerging democracies hoping to ward off such military interventions into domestic...

01/21/2017 - 4:00pm

    Here's a question: When is a company considered privately owned? There's ownership, and there's control. If a company's shareholders and executives don't have control over the day-to-day operations of their organization -- if the government calls them up and tells them what to do --...

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