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02/21/2017 - 5:00pm

    The tea party wave of 2010 cost the Democrats the House, and then Republicans gerrymandered congressional districts to remain in power. But drawing districts with the intention of helping your party is an act of statistical modeling, and all models have assumptions, biases and flaws. A midterm election with an unpopular Republican president will reveal...

02/14/2017 - 5:00pm

    Donald Trump was elected to the presidency on a promise to revive the economies of struggling regions. He drew strength from small cities and towns in the Midwest and the South. But the administration's hasty, poorly-thought-out policies toward immigrants and foreign students are putting many of...

02/14/2017 - 4:00pm

    Some people stand up to President Donald Trump in the courts, others in street protests. And the poets among us, they battle Trump with an arsenal of verse.

    The Republican man of the hour 

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02/14/2017 - 3:00pm

    Like all presidents since Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump came into office promising to reduce unnecessary regulation, ordering rollbacks of environmental and financial regulation and directing all executive agencies to throw out two rules for every one new one they propose.

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02/13/2017 - 8:00am

    At a Black History Month event recently, President Trump seemed to suggest that Frederick Douglass is still alive: He's "done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more," Trump said. If he was referring to our awareness of Douglass's important historical legacy, then the...

02/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    For Iranian Americans, estimated at somewhere near a million strong, President Trump's order banning the entry of people from Iran and six other countries has a doomsday feel -- one that is uncomfortably familiar. Since the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, through the "axis of evil" in 2002,...

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