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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
    We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.     In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. Rather than begin with gushing words and bloated adjectives, permit me to recite...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
    President Donald Trump's fake-news pivot isn't subtle. First he benefited from fake news stories during the campaign; then as president-elect and now president, he has constantly used the epithet against mainstream media...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Norm Eisen likens the appropriate response to President Donald Trump's ethics challenges to the broken-windows theory of crime prevention: If you stop the misdemeanors and minor felonies it might deter the serious stuff....
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
    President Donald Trump asserts that the U.S. economy is a disaster and that he alone can fix it. The truth is that the U.S. economy is doing better than most Americans realize, and activist attempts to fix what ain't broke are...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Mother Jones's Kevin Drum spotted a great quote from Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, who is concerned about Republican hypocrisy: "I hope we're not going to a place where all of the sudden, because we're in office, we...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
    At what point does a body of evidence become massive enough to count as proof? When has a question been answered enough times that it can be put to rest?     When it comes to the safety and effectiveness of vaccines...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 8:00am
    There’s a bright side to everything. It’s true that Donald Trump could turn out to be the worst U.S. president ever. But think how happy that’s going to make James Buchanan fans.     Buchanan’...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Under President Trump, American foreign policy is returning, many commentators say, to the isolationism that preceded World War II. This line of interpretation (and often attack) emerged during the election: While Hillary Clinton...
Tuesday, February 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...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
    In the fall of 2007, Steven Fabre appeared in my courtroom. He was a 29-year-old New York native there to plead guilty to a single count of possession with intent to distribute crack. Fabre was a typical, fungible street dealer who...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's first solo White House news conference as president Thursday, launched with little advance notice, was a bold and aggressive strategy to co-opt one of the news media's prime information vehicles.  ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Why is President Donald Trump still trying to turn the media into the bad guys of his reality TV show, er, I mean presidency?     If media bashing is the last refuge of scoundrels, as I often say, Trump had better...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:00am
    Last week, when confronted with media revelations about his staff's contacts with the Russian government, President Donald Trump blamed the messenger. He denounced "low-life leakers," directed the Justice Department to...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:00am
    For those who care about press rights in America, President Donald Trump's words last week were stunning and disturbing.     The news media is not merely "scum," as he has said many times before, but...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:00am
    If Donald Trump were an off-the-street federal job applicant, he most likely would not be granted a security clearance. Measured against the standards applied to thousands of Americans involved with our national security, knowledge...
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