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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Well, that's a relief. It turns out that Native Americans are not offended by the name of Washington's football team after all.     You know, the Redskins.     A new Washington Post poll...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
    There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Barack Obama has...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
    His back hurts. His memory is slipping. He can’t cook, but then he never could. Igloo-making is no longer one of his diversions. The wit is sharp, quick as ever, but now he’s prone to ... what’s the word? Oh, and he...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Donald Trump has a permit to carry a gun.     “Nobody knows that,” he told a gathering of the National Rifle Association on Friday.     Well actually, it’s pretty hard to not know...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.     Really.     Just ask her.     She should have been able to finally savor shattering that “highest, hardest glass ceiling”...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Those who’ve been raising alarms about Facebook are right: Almost every minute that we spend on our smartphones and tablets and laptops, thumbing through favorite websites and scrolling through personalized feeds, we’re...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Sometimes people are surprised, or even unsettled, by how sanguine I can be about the coming election. I sometimes say that it’s not that I have some magic foresight about the outcome — I don’t make predictions like...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:00am
    From the coverage of the 2016 campaign over the last six months, you would think that American workers battered by economic change have finally won their moment in the political sun.     After all, Donald Trump is...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:00am
    Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:00am
    Never have so many people with so little knowledge made so many consequential decisions for the rest of us.     A person need only survey the inanity of the ongoing presidential race to comprehend that the most...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:00am
    On CNN yesterday, Hillary Clinton compared Bernie Sanders's position in the 2016 Democratic primary to her position during her 2008 run against Barack Obama, saying she has "an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates"...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:00am
    The Clintons have been targeted by trumped-up scandals from Whitewater to Benghazi. There also are self-inflicted wounds: President Bill Clinton's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky and Hillary Clinton's use of private email...
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:00am
    If you wonder whether Donald Trump's lack of experience in the national security arena could hurt his candidacy, consider Senator Angus King, the only independent in Congress. After a recent trip on the "doomsday plane,...
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
    That was pretty snarky of TV’s Samantha Bee to enlist Michelle Branch to retool her 2000 hit “Goodbye to You” as “Goodbye to Cruz.”     However, when Branch sang of Ted Cruz, “I...
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Bernie Sanders is playing a dangerous game. If he and his campaign continue their scorched-earth attacks against the Democratic Party, they will succeed only in one thing: electing Donald Trump as president.     I...
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