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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Iowa has exposed the schisms in both political parties. They are deeper, and probably more durable, among Republicans.     As the caucuses kick off the 2016 presidential race Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Does this scenario sound familiar? In a popular uprising, voters rally behind an insurgent outsider candidate. The establishment panics and tries to quash the outsider's campaign. But voters are undeterred, rallying around their...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
    With candidates in both parties racing toward photo finishes in Monday's Iowa caucuses, the issues have receded from view. Instead, the final push is a contest of raw emotion, war, sports, animal magnetism and last-minute...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
    On behalf of a planet and its species, I’m asking a certain Texas grand jury if it still has time on its docket.     I speak of the Harris County grand jury that turned the tables on hucksters who conspired to...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:00am
    Is Planned Parenthood part of the Establishment with a capital E? It's a signal of the upside-down nature of the current political campaign that Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a dust-up over exactly...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:00am
    Dear Trump supporters:     America hears you.     You are angry with the gridlock caused by the petty bickering of professional politicians more interested in being lackeys to lobbyists and other big...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 9:00am
    Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination. I've been saying that for a year. Despite Bernie Sanders's impressive campaign, nothing really changes that.     Democratic party actors are close to united...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:00am
    The more threatening Hillary Clinton's alleged mishandling of classified information becomes to her chances at the presidency the more I think the story has a relevant precedent.     In 1974, 12 days after it was...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:00am
    On Monday, Iowans will become the first people in the nation to officially express their choices for the next president of the United States.     But what interested me in particular was that a subset of those voters...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
    So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet.     Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:00pm
    This is the first of two excerpts from "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War," published this month by Princeton University Press. The second will explain the implications of...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:00am
    "Political correctness" may be the most intriguing issue to emerge in the current presidential election cycle, especially for Republicans. Yet it also may be the most under-discussed, perhaps out of fear that it would not...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 9:00am
    Ted Cruz is the Bernie Sanders of the Republican race, and Bernie Sanders the Ted Cruz of the Democratic race. No matter how you look at it, three delusions drive both candidates' campaign narratives.    ...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00am
    The sobering reality of Barack Obama's presidency has been the difficulty of achieving the change that he promised. The surprising development of the 2016 campaign is the degree to which a large segment of Democratic voters, at...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:00am
    Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of.     It stars not Leonardo DiCaprio but a real-life...
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