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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
    In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the media has worked itself into a panic about the rise of fake news on social media. Reporters have examined the subject from dozens of angles -- profiling misinformation peddlers from...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
    So many Trumpists have written in since the election, and I am grateful for their interest and also impressed by the sheer variety of their profanity. I never learned to swear that well because by the time my mother died, at 97, it...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00pm
    A show of hands, please: How many of you would like Donald Trump to step away — far away — from his Twitter account? I’m pretty sure I have a majority, but to be safe: How many can at least agree on no tweets before...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Donald Trump's accusations claiming that millions of people "voted illegally" in the election were quickly and definitively shown to be false. So why didn't the truth settle the issue? The answer demonstrates how...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump has chosen GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, a longtime critic of the Affordable Care Act, as his secretary for Health and Human Services. This likely means that, at best, the health law will be repealed and replaced by...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Donald Trump tweet Tuesday:     "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag -- if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"     Contrary...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
    There may be one senator, not Chuck Schumer or any other Democrat, who could be a check on some of President Donald Trump's likely excesses: John McCain.     The president-elect and the five-term Republican from...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Journalists may thrive on news - by definition, the unexpected or novel - but they're terrible at getting out of their own comfortable ruts.     Consider, for example, the decade or so of abject denial about...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:00am
    Hot on the heels of Donald Trump's latest outrageously outrageous tweet - in which he suggested that we either imprison people who burn the flag or strip them of their citizenship - it's time for Twitter to take action and...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created trade links between the U.S., Japan and a number of other Asian countries, is dead. Donald Trump has vowed to kill the pact on his first day in office. That won't be a hard...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 9:00am
    The president-elect woke up Tuesday morning with a clear agenda before him. Poised to announce his pick of Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and with a day of meetings slated - including one with...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 8:00am
    Pardon me if I don't get wildly excited by Democrats looking to place blame for their party's defeat and proposing a road map for the future.     I've seen it before - after every election, actually....
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Democrats, of late, have taken to citing Hillary Clinton's historically large popular vote victory in the presidential race over Donald Trump as evidence that the country is still fundamentally on their side.   ...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
    To get a sense of the future of American health care, amidst the post-election uncertainty, watch what happens to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This agency, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, has attracted...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Republican economic policy doesn’t have a good recent track record. The last two Republican presidents left office deeply unpopular, thanks to recessions. Ronald Reagan’s record was much better but still not as good as...
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