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01/18/2017 - 2:00pm

    Of the many proposed legislative changes that might occur during the presidency of Donald Trump, the one with the highest probability of actually becoming law is a reduction in corporate tax rates. While we are considering making changes to the tax laws, I have a modest, related proposal that won't cost very much and has enormous potential benefits...

01/09/2017 - 8:00am

    Software has started writing poetry, sports stories and business news. IBM’s Watson is co-writing pop hits. Uber has begun deploying self-driving taxis on real city streets and, last month, Amazon delivered its first package by drone to a customer in rural England.

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01/04/2017 - 1:00pm

    The new year could be turbulent for religion in America.

    Several hot-button issues - including immigration, abortion, poverty, health care, education and religious freedom - will put religion near the center of public life.

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01/04/2017 - 10:00am

    Could there be a Trump-Putin Pact in our future? Could President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, united in their mutual admiration despite ideological differences, enter into a straightforward nonaggression agreement, in which the United States and Russia pledge "to desist from...

01/03/2017 - 6:00pm

    Television is one of pop culture's nimblest mediums. News-oriented programs such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" can incorporate big events on hours' notice, and even scripted dramas and comedies can comment on the events of previous weeks or...

01/03/2017 - 5:00pm

    Chicago, the nation's third largest city, ends 2016 with the more homicides than the two larger cities -- New York and Los Angeles -- put together. Everyone is shocked but not everyone is surprised.

    More than 750 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, the highest total since 1997, and more than 3,...

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