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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
    As you pick up your Thanksgiving turkey this year, you may look to see whether it's organic, free range, and humanely raised and slaughtered. What the label won't tell you is how the men and women in the poultry plant who...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Was the 2016 presidential election hacked? It's hard to tell. There were no obvious hacks on Election Day, but new reports have raised the question of whether voting machines were tampered with in three states that Donald Trump...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Once when I was serving in the federal government in the early 2000s, the Treasury Department was ready to issue an obscure communique. Just before it was set to be released, someone noticed a stray punctuation mark. The picayune...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Since Donald Trump was elected president, the value of the U.S. dollar is up about 4 percent against the currencies of our trading partners. And that "Trump bump" in the dollar is an extension of longer-term trend wherein...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Are people who believe in deplorable things themselves "deplorable"? Donald Trump voters, whether they intended to or not, empowered racists. Many hold misogynistic and Islamophobic views, even if they might like to believe...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Two weeks after electing Donald Trump to the highest office in the land, America pauses this week for a day of Thanksgiving. No doubt, many dinner tables will be as divided as the election results-as contentious as our anxious...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The vast majority of Americans will be sitting down to a gigantic, mostly home-cooked meal this Thursday. So this seems like as good a time as any to point out that such meals have become an anomaly. Basic ingredients -- such as, you...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump schlepped across town Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper.     As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
    Breaking news: An amazing new school for political activists is training thousands of people to be community organizers. They’re using Saul Alinsky’s classic manual, Rules for Radicals.     The Grassroots...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 11:00am
    Your former high school classmate has pictures of a new baby, your aunt has video of her great vacation in Majorca, and your presidential candidate has several articles accusing her of killing an FBI agent for leaking emails....
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:00am
    At the conclusion of the leaders' summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Peru last week, the Pacific Rim trade group reasserted the importance of free trade in a joint communiqué. The APEC economies,...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 9:00am
    In the free marketplace of ideas, true ideas are supposed to compete with false ones until the truth wins -- at least according to a leading rationale for free speech. But what if the rise of fake news shows that, under current...
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 8:00am
    Donald Trump has often been linked to some authoritarian rulers and compared to others. Strictly speaking, he hasn't done much to deserve it yet. But this is a dangerous moment -- some current authoritarians started in this way...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00pm
    While we're still analyzing the election results and debating the importance of different factors to the final outcome, everyone agrees that white working class voters played a key part in Donald Trump's victory, in some...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
    On Thursday, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation's workers should be very nervous.     President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with...
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