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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:00pm
    President-elect Donald Trump promised to punish U.S. companies that ship manufacturing jobs out of the country. Instead, judging from the way he has handled Carrier, he plans to reward them. Quite handsomely, in fact.   ...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Ever since President Jimmy Carter created the U.S. Department of Education in 1979, conservatives have been trying to abolish it. Rick Perry, the Texas governor who in a 2011 presidential debate couldn't remember all the U.S....
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to hint at how he will avoid conflicts of interest after he trades in his hat as the Trump Organization's chief deal-maker for that of the U.S. commander in chief.    ...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
    When a federal judge in Texas last week froze a regulation extending overtime pay to thousands of workers, the holding had an extra sting. The hit to President Barack Obama's legacy came from his own appointee, not a Bush-era...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00am
    Elections have consequences. We've said it before, but it's never been truer than it is today.     Yes, elections have consequences, as Donald Trump is now proving by filling each and every cabinet post with...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am
    More than any other president-elect in recent memory, Donald Trump has sought out military brass to populate his inner circle. Trump met Monday with retired Army Gen.David Petraeus, a contender for secretary of state. He is also...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Once, on a visit to the French countryside, I visited the most beautiful, picturesque little country farm I'd ever seen. The farm produced an organic yogurt for the market and, ever the annoying economist, I asked my host how...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
    "Trigger warnings" on U.S. college campuses have become easy targets for ridicule, but that doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for them. Professors issue these warnings on their syllabuses or during class when the...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
    It's hard to blame Russia for using its propaganda machine to help build a post-fact world when its economy depends on a post-fact market -- the oil one. The market's reaction to news from the Organization of Petroleum...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Say what you want about Fidel Castro, in Africa he was a liberator. His aid to the South African anti-apartheid struggle will forever be remembered as a grand stroke of moral leadership, in great contrast to American policy....
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
    One of the hottest questions in the aftermath of the 2016 election has been how to fight the plague of fake news. Facebook has alternately evaded and grappled with its role in the crisis. Fake-news writers have explained their...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Donald Trump won the Electoral College (though not the popular vote) on the strength of overwhelming support from working-class whites, who feel left behind by a changing economy and society. And they’re about to get their...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Sometime in the next few weeks, Donald Trump will be briefed on the procedures for how to activate the U.S. nuclear arsenal, if he hasn't already learned about them.     All year, the prospect of giving the real...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
    You have to respect the ambition of the National Rifle Association. The easy course for the NRA in 2016 was to assume a Hillary Clinton presidency, and to graciously accept the bounty that her election foretold. With Clinton in the...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Democrats are in danger of moving from complacency to panic. Neither is particularly helpful.     The complacency part is obvious: Until about 9 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, supporters of Hillary Clinton (myself...
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