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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    This past week, Harry Bains became something of an American hero when he, in his words, "saw something and said something." The New Jersey bar owner spotted Ahmad Khan Rahami, the alleged terrorist charged with littering...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Everyone talks about income inequality these days. President Barack Obama has actually done something about it.     In terms of the talk, the broad outlines of the story are familiar: In 1979, the top 1 percent of U....
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
    With presidential debates approaching, we in journalism are locked in a fierce dispute: How should we report on a duplicitous demagogue?     Traditionally, U.S. reporters respond to a controversy by quoting people on...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
    This weekend, Washington is the place to be - to see and be seen - at the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Twenty-five years from now, there will be no African American in the...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
    If you are a black man in America, exercising your constitutional right to keep and bear arms can be fatal. You might think the National Rifle Association and its amen chorus would be outraged, but apparently they believe Second...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
    A hankering for a past in which white supremacy and overt sexism were accepted features of daily life has made Donald Trump the most toxic presidential candidate since George Wallace. But the politics of nostalgia, which he embodies...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Over the past couple decades, the Bank of Japan has tried time and again to get interest rates up from zero, only to discover that the zero bound has a peculiarly strong gravitational pull. Although I hope the new measures it...
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...
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