National

08/26/2016 - 11:00am

    As the academic year opens at colleges across the country, one important group of students will be underrepresented in classrooms: returning adults. The missing students may have both the abilities and the motivation to pursue degrees. But many are shut out of higher education because of debt owed to schools they...

08/20/2016 - 3:00pm

    The prospect of billions of dollars moving opaquely through the Internet and aimed at influencing our votes can sound ominous, especially as the Web is increasingly a tool that Americans use to communicate both personally and politically. In the broadest sense,...

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...

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