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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    For a lesson on the riddles of human nature, look no further than Dennis Hastert.     Go back to early 1999, when he became the speaker of the House of Representatives. Revisit the reason he got that job. His...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Regarding Donald Trump's insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing "the woman's card" and that if she "were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Republicans have often been indignant at being portrayed as waging a “war on women,” and the rhetoric sometimes was, indeed, a bit over the top. Until Donald Trump showed up.     Trump seems to be trying...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's foreign policy speech lays out what would be a disastrous course for the U.S. with regards to Russia and European security. On the other hand, for Europe and its eastern neighbour, the disengagement he is proposing...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:00am
    It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.     Donald Trump exudes macho, wearing his trucker hat, retweeting...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 11:00am
    Donald Trump has given up on winning historically literate voters. Consider the theme of his major foreign policy speech Wednesday: "America first."     This slogan is most associated with aviator Charles...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    It isn't just the "woman's card" that Hillary Clinton possesses but she is the MOST QUALIFIED. Although she does hold the "woman's card" too and it should not be denigrated. It is high time that this...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    "When you become famous," the famous political consultant James Carville once said, "being famous becomes your profession."     It's a sign of the stunning success of Donald Trump's...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    Congress and President Obama are under pressure to reschedule marijuana. While rescheduling makes sense, it doesn't solve the state/federal conflict over marijuana (de-scheduling would be better). But more important, it wouldn...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:00am
    As Congress and the Drug Enforcement Administration weigh whether marijuana should be rescheduled, public faith in the drug classification system continues to erode. Debate rages between those who emphasize the strangeness of...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00am
    Running mates? It's not even May, and already we're talking running mates? Then let me toss Elizabeth Warren's name into the mix.     I'm making several assumptions here -- in a year when assuming...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00am
    The chances of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president have gone from impossible to probable, while Hillary Clinton's chances of being the Democrat have moved from likely to virtually certain. So, barring more...
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00am
    I had the good fortune on Wednesday to hear economist Robert Gordon talk about his magnum opus, "The Rise and Fall of American Economic Growth." Gordon has a somber tale to tell. He argues that U.S. economic growth ain'...
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00pm
     The U.S. is supposed to be a nation of second chances, but for the 70 million Americans with a criminal record, we're not doing such a great job. Even among those whose crimes were nonviolent and committed long ago, too...
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Populism is hard to ignore in the current primary elections. Donald Trump, the self-described political outsider, is promising to "make America great again" by defending the people against Washington insiders, whom he...
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