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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:42pm
    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:42pm
    Witnesses say that the white gunman who killed nine people at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was quite vocal about his motives: He wanted to kill black people.     Quoting a...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:41pm
    There's nothing in the Constitution that says a candidate for president must be a seasoned politician. But Donald Trump? Don't be ridiculous.     In a year when a dozen or more Republicans are running for the...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:41pm
    It's hard being Elizabeth Warren.     Especially when you're not Elizabeth Warren.     Hillary Clinton had an awkward collision last week juggling her past role as President Barack Obama'...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:41pm
    Remember the AIDS crisis? If you lived in a big American city during its spread, you were witness to constant sorrow and countless examples of gay people treated as second-class citizens.     One was almost certainly...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:40pm
    The eight children in the Shanta family lived in a village of grass huts and had never turned on an electric light or worn a watch, never ridden a car or even a bicycle, never spoken on the telephone.     Their first...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:40pm
    The problem with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and, indeed, the way we conceptualize trade deals, is that they produce 20th-century accords that fail to fit the realities of the 21st.     In the mid-20th century, the...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:39pm
    If you don’t mind working hard—and partying even harder—why not get a business degree, take a couple of state and federal tests, and become a Wall Street trader?     These are the people who are the...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:39pm
    As the senior President George Bush at 91 reflects on his political career, he way well smile at the circumstances that in time led to the current prospect of the nation's first three-president dynasty.     The...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:39pm
    Joe Briseno wasn't there for a lot of the early moments of his three kids' lives.     That's not unusual for Army dads like him who were deployed to foreign countries when diapers needed changing....
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:38pm
    A week of absurdity around a confused racial con artist, and a massacre in a black church brings us to this: Friday was the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, when the last of the American slaves were told they were free. Now, to put...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:32am
    The massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, has revived discussion about the Confederate battle flag and its meaning. Liberals find it easy to condemn it, but Philip Klein, writing in the Washington Examiner, is correct:...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:19am
     Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in seconds.     Entire books are downloaded to tablets in minutes...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:19am
    On Monday Jeb Bush - or I guess that's Jeb!, since he seems to have decided to replace his family name with a punctuation mark - finally made his campaign for the White House official, and gave us a first view of his policy goals...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:18am
    Carmakers have crash-prevention technology that could radically reduce rear-end collisions, which account for about half of America's two-car accidents and kill 1,700 people a year.     But to enjoy the life-...
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