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Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
    While the contest for the presidency should focus on the candidates' qualifications to run the world's most powerful nation, the current one instead is getting bogged down on personal behavior and trustworthiness.  ...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Donald Trump has a personal problem with voters that transcends policy differences, partisan affiliations and political concerns: They don't want him in their homes and aren't eager to have their kids exposed to him....
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Mainstream U.S. economists have criticized Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's proposals as unworkable, but these economists betray the status quo bias of their economic models and professional experience. It's...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
    This is the last thing Hillary Clinton needed. Two weeks before the final contests of the 2016 Democratic primary, and just 78 delegates shy of wrapping up the nomination, she wakes up to find herself once again bogged down by the...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Elizabeth Warren has a rare talent for distilling political messages. In 2011, as she was running for the Senate seat that she won the next year, the former Harvard law professor delivered the kind of concise, pointed rationale for...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Politics are so different in Europe and in the U.S. that analogies usually look contrived. Yet the demographics of those who support right-wing populists are strikingly similar on both sides of the Atlantic. And these demographics...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 11:00am
    As if we didn't have enough to worry about already, here comes a new issue: The Great Cheese Glut of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of March 31, 1.19 billion pounds had accumulated in commercial cold-storage...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 10:00am
    Although monopolies get a bad rap, they're not always a bad thing. In the short term, modern monopolies are often a boon to consumers. They bring valuable new inventions to market, and, in the case of platforms, they build new...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 9:00am
    A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That's an 11 percent swing against Clinton...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 8:00am
    When your hearing gets fuzzy so you hear the word "peanuts" as "penis," it's time to stop in at the hearing-aid shop, lest one day you go to the ballgame and get arrested for indecent exposure. A reasonable...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 7:00am
    Here's the irony of Donald Trump's "America First," immigrant-bashing, free-trade-averse, make-us-great-again nationalism: It is a European import.     The American right has typically been anti-...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:00am
    The International Monetary Fund and European finance ministers hailed their new agreement on Greece as a "major breakthrough." In reality, it's the beginning of a permanent fudge designed to make the intractable Greek...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 9:00pm
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities     can make you commit atrocities."     -- Voltaire, 1698-1774     The first thing to understand is that, before it's...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Why are successful prosecutions of police officers so rare? Monday's acquittal of Baltimore police officer Edward M. Nero in connection with the death of Freddie Gray again raises that sobering question - and some of the usual...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Every spring or summer, in lieu of professional help, I ditch civilization for the therapy of the wilderness. I’ve just been backpacking with my 18-year-old daughter on the Pacific Crest Trail in California, abandoning our...
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