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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
    Political scientists long assumed that U.S. institutions were more open and sturdier than those in other countries. One manifestation of that robustness, the theory went, was that U.S. politics appeared largely free from troubling...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    I still remember going to a graduate student barbecue my first month at the University of Michigan. I told a woman from another department that I was studying economics, and she asked me: "What school?" Blinking, I replied...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:00am
    "If (Vladimir) Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia," President-elect Donald Trump declared in his wild ride of a news conference on...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:00am
    There's no doubt about it. Even Donald Trump now admits it. The Russian government, under direct orders from Vladimir Putin, interfered in the 2016 presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win -- and succeeded in their...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Legislating can be so much more challenging that it seems during an election campaign. That's becoming increasingly clear about Republican promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. And it's about to become clearer on...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
    When you're wrong, you're wrong, no matter how famous and respected you might be as a scientist. Albert Einstein was wrong about quantum mechanics. Linus Pauling was wrong about the structure of DNA. And Milton Friedman was...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
    The global rise of populists poses a dangerous threat to human rights - which exist to protect people from governments. Yet today, a new generation of populists is reversing that role. Claiming to speak for "the people,"...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
    Thanks, Comey.     The Justice Department’s inspector general is now investigating the way the FBI director conveyed the false impression of an emerging Clinton scandal just days before the election, even as he...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
    There is a good reason that the Justice Department has always taken the position that presidents should abide by the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, even though they are exempted from it for constitutional reasons: Doing...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
    After each election there is always disappointment on the side that did not prevail, but the fall 2016 election brought much more serious concern. Every day seems to bring more evidence of how unqualified the man - slated to be sworn...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Donald Trump has been blessed with two tall and healthy adult sons who have slain numerous wild beasts using only sticks that spit fire. They are married to human women, and their hair is sleek and glossy like the back of a marmot....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    “Indy, why does the floor move?”     “Hand me the torch.”     In “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” Indiana Jones deals with a cavernous well filled with snakes, and with...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Please, sisters, back away from the pink.     Pink pussycat hats, sparkly signs, color-coordinated street theater - all of it is gleefully in the works for the upcoming Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed to those greedy corporate executives who’ve shipped middle-class jobs out of country, or I’ll slap you with a big tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made products...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:00am
    As a 16-year-old high school sophomore living in Boston, Asia Graves was sold on the internet “like a pizza,” she recalls, handed over to be raped by strange men every day.     Along with thousands of...
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