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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 2:00pm
    It's hard to be a Bush these days. Liberals still condemn the most recent President Bush for "lying us into war" in Iraq. Even if you credit George W. Bush with benign intentions, his record is undeniably grim. In...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Days before the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture near the Washington Monument, a couple of bizarre political developments illustrated why we Americans need it.     And I do mean...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:00am
    Last year, the FBI nearly destroyed the life of an innocent physicist. In May 2015, agents arrested Xi Xiaoxing, the chairman of Temple University's physics department, and charged that he was sneaking Chinese scientists details...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:00am
    Most Americans get their ideas about the Middle Ages from popular culture, like "Game of Thrones," or from the inevitable rigmarole after a politician refers to "a crusade." In other words, it's all dragons,...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:00am
    "The corporate world is a boys' club, and it'll always be a boys' club," said a banker who struck up a conversation with me a few years ago in a coffee shop near the university where I once taught. "Male...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:00am
    Democrats, fearful that third-party presidential candidates could attract enough millennials to cost Hillary Clinton key states are stepping up efforts to woo young voters with one message: Stop Trump.     Gary...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
    Let's talk celebrities and politics. Joss Whedon (creator of the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV show and director of the two blockbuster "Avengers" movies) has formed a pro-Clinton PAC with $1 million of his...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Imagine an entirely plausible scenario for the effects of climate change in 2045. The Greenland ice sheet has melted entirely, adding 20 feet to the oceans. Unprecedented outbreaks of pests have ruined crops of corn, wheat and rice...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
    I think it’s time to talk about the presidential candidates’ pets.     Look, you need a break. And everybody — or almost everybody — likes an animal story. I’m not quite sure about...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm
    When Donald Trump suggested in August that the presidential vote might be rigged, his claim was dismissed by fact-checkers and experts who explained that large-scale electoral fraud is not possible in the U.S. Indeed, it hasn't...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Democrat, Republican, or Independent, can't we all agree? This is the craziest presidential campaign we can remember. The two oldest presidential candidates ever. The two least popular candidates ever. The most qualified and...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
    As Donald Trump's strategists try to soften his image, he has taken his assault against Hillary Clinton to a new level with a bizarre suggestion that would make her more vulnerable to violence from opponents, specifically fervent...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
    The idea that the world is awash in savings -- one factor driving the theory of secular stagnation -- is, on the surface, a persuasive one. Too bad it may not be true.     Yes, the postwar generation is wealthier...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Lawyers, beware. Robots really are coming for your jobs.     Exhibit A: Venture-capital firm Invoke Capital just made a multi-million-dollar investment in Luminance, which is developing artificial intelligence to...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:00pm
    The legendary economist Robert Solow once joked that every discussion about the relative performances of European economies "ends up in a blaze of amateur sociology." The joke has an element of truth. Economists are fond of...
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