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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:46pm
    If you attended preschool at any point in your life, you understand the problem with Donald Trump's candidacy. You remember the one kid on the playground who makes everyone else's recess hell.     "You...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:45pm
    The more I read about comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby's behavior, the more I question President Obama's my-hands-are-tied response to the matter of taking back Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom.   ...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:43pm
    Evidence points to suicide, not homicide, as the cause of a Chicago-area woman's death in a Texas jail cell outside Houston, Texas, officials say. Yet the arresting officer's dash-cam video raises serious questions as to why...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:43pm
    Like Roger Dangerfield, American vice presidents get no respect. Witness the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker put down fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Mario Rubio of Florida, by floating talk of a Walker-Rubio ticket in...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:42pm
    Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. What it did do was...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:42pm
    So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. And...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:40pm
    First Donald Trump questioned whether Sen. John McCain was truly a war hero.     The he revealed to a South Carolina crowd the personal phone number of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham , one of his rivals for the...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:40pm
    Once again, as expected, the people who give out Emmy nominations skunked NCIS.     No nominations for acting. None for writing. Not one for directing or producing. Not even a nomination in what the industry calls...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:39pm
    The adults patrolling the playpen of Republican politics are appalled that we’ve become a society where it’s OK to make fun of veterans, to call anyone who isn’t rich a loser, to cast an entire group of newly...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:35pm
    Not long ago I had separate chats with two political insiders who offered to fill me in on Jeb Bush’s strategy, if he prevails in the primaries, for winning the general election.     In each instance I braced...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:34pm
    Hillary Clinton's comment on the Donald Trump train wreck went to the heart of its damage to the Republican Party. "It's shameful," she said of Trump's assault on John McCain as a war hero, "and so is the...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:28pm
    Called away on family business, I was afraid I’d missed the sweet spot for commentary on the Harper Lee/"To Kill a Mockingbird"/"Go Set a Watchman” controversy — that moment right after “...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:25pm
    There is something about being released. Just as it has for other Presidents our current one is using his last two years to loosen the binds of earlier times. President Obama has become the President that we, his supporters, always...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:24pm
    At the core of any conflict lies invisibility. The enemy cannot be seen, at least not if seeing betokens the start of understanding. The other is there, a menacing and ineffaceable presence, but is invisible in his or her human...
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:24pm
    The problems that bother us most are the ones we bring on ourselves. This is why Republicans are so out of sorts with Donald Trump. The party created the rough beast it is now trying to slay.     When Trump gave out...
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