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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Congress has a lot of touchy issues to deal with these days, including one that boils quite literally beneath their feet.     A painting, entitled "Untitled #1," by former Missouri high school student David...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    The Trump administration's first Cabinet meeting should be an interesting affair. On issue after issue -- Russia, the border wall, the Iran nuclear deal, climate change, torture, NATO -- President-elect Donald Trump's...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Republicans are putting a great deal of pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to fire Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He should resist that pressure. Any effort to discharge Cordray would be...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
    In the congressional Republicans' rush to put some meat on the bones of the president-elect's pledge to bury Obamacare, they've already found themselves out of the starting gate without another horse to ride.  ...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
    On Wednesday, while Donald Trump was standing at a lectern in New York attacking the news media and political opponents, expressing, yet again, his desire for warm relations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and promising to apply a...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
    One big question that looms as Donald Trump takes power is this: Will Trump actually make good on the aspects of his program that embody Trumpism at its most cruel and inhumane? Trump promised to expand mass deportations and to end...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Of the many proposed legislative changes that might occur during the presidency of Donald Trump, the one with the highest probability of actually becoming law is a reduction in corporate tax rates. While we are considering making...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Donald Trump's first press conference since the election basically confirmed he's easily the least suited person to be president who ever got anywhere near to the office.     The office he will occupy in nine...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. "It cannot be business as usual," Cardin said.     He was talking primarily about Russia, but his...
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...
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