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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00pm
    After Thursday night's debate, I've got a piece of unsolicited advice for Hillary Clinton. Don't use this line again: "Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Heading into New Hampshire, the race for the nomination of the once-genteel Republican Party seems to have entered a kind of Mad Max phase.     It is no surprise that Donald Trump is doing his best to create...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
    With the U.S. economy mostly recovered from the Great Recession, arguments about monetary policy have died down a bit. But the lessons of the slow recovery are still percolating through the economics profession. The years 2008...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary, and some potent myths and misunderstandings have grown up about the Granite State's political process over the past century. To begin with, New Hampshire, which...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
    The Hillary Clinton email issue is developing into a real whodunit, complete with Clintonesque legal semantics. "I never sent or received any material marked classified," she said with respect to the discovery of classified...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Here's some evidence that the financial side of the current presidential election is not "rigged," as candidates, and particularly Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, like to say. Sanders out-raised Hillary Clinton in January...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
    After the Iowa caucuses and on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, an avalanche of presidential candidate appearances on television has provided a sharp contrast between the two political parties, with the Republican brand the...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:00am
    Occasionally, something happens to put real life into perspective - even when I am living inside the noise that is a presidential campaign.     I had first noticed the exhausted young family at the O'Hare airport...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:00am
    Want a strange out-of-body experience? Try this one: sitting on the couch, watching TV, when suddenly -- on NBC's "Meet the Press," "ABC's This Week" and CNN's "Democratic Town Hall from...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:00am
    When I was a university student in Canada, I heard an economics professor explain the difference between U.S. and Canadian health care in a way that went something like this: Most U.S. hospitals have rooms full of staff whose only...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:00am
    In all of our years promoting progressive legislative policies in Congress, no vote was more challenging or consequential than the one to pass the Affordable Care Act.     As the former chairs of the two House...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00am
    There was a time when Republican governors were not all that different from Democratic governors.      The politicians from both parties who ran the states tended to be a pragmatic lot. They were pro-business...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:00am
    In a handful of labs around the world, scientists have quietly invented a new and powerful biotech weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes. Called gene drive, it goes far beyond ordinary genetic modification, bending the rules of...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Wednesday night's televised town hall with Hillary Clinton featured the candidate at her best -- and her worst. Clinton and her campaign ought to study the lessons of both.     The candidate at her worst was...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, announced his support for presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday. With endorsements from South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Monday and from two House members on Tuesday, Rubio will finally -...
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