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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:00pm
    An economics professor made the audacious suggestion a few years ago that the medieval practice of trial by ordeal "worked" because innocent people were more likely than guilty ones to pick up pieces of hot iron or plunge...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00pm
    The Phoenix City Council has voted to no longer to begin its meetings with a public prayer. Sounds like a victory for the separation of church and state, right? Maybe even the influence of Justice Elena Kagan's dissent in the...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
    We live in an age of rapid technological change and disruption. Launching revolutionary startups is cheaper and easier than ever. No established company is safe. Except for, you know, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google (Alphabet, if...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 6:00pm
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has struck down Maryland's law regulating assault weapons, creating a split with the 2nd Circuit, which upheld similar laws in New York and Connecticut. That split could, and probably...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
    There's an opening in the Republican race for president. Businessman Donald Trump seems to be losing interest after losing Iowa. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be the top choice of conservative Christians who support carpet-bombing, but...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Jeb Bush didn’t exactly get skunked in Iowa. But, well, his 2.9 percent showing meant – let’s put the calculator to it, as political savant Nate Silver did: The $14.9 million he spent on advertising alone there...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
    In December at the Brookings Saban Forum on the Middle East, Atlantic magazine reporter Jeff Goldberg asked right-wing former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman this provocative question: “Things are shifting radically...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Every four years we hear it: the many, many complaints that Iowa and New Hampshire are unrepresentative of the nation yet they get to go first in presidential voting. Black, Hispanic and Asian voters are scarce. There are no major...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Sometimes, prosperity can be a sign of failure. Take the $292 million pot of taxpayer dollars that politicians are refusing to touch.     For years after the public fund for presidential candidates was established in...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am
    The biggest recent news from Oregon has nothing to do with the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge near the high-desert town of Burns. It's about the state's economic health, the most improved in the United States...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:00am
    Here is my prediction for New Hampshire: It settles nothing. Despite the most intense eight days of the campaign so far, New Hampshire will end the way it started. Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will win comfortably....
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:00am
    Melissa Crews has always voted Democratic, though her husband is a staunch Republican. This year, the family split is coming to an end: Melissa is switching sides, and heroin is the principal reason.     Crews is...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 8:00am
    John Kasich doesn't need an exclamation point in his logo. Riding around New Hampshire on his campaign bus -- a blend of camper, office and food court -- the Ohio governor was so charged up last week that even when he sat down to...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:00am
    Since Iraq began sending tens of thousands of volunteer fighters in 2014 to battle the Islamic State, evidence has mounted that some of these militias have committed atrocities against civilians. But so far, the Iraqi legal system...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:00am
    Palestinians' recent attacks on Israelis are, at first blush, not an existential threat to Israel. Horrific as the losses are, the future of the state is not in question.     Or so it seems. But in a closer look...
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