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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
    How could this be: A "healthy casual" restaurant that demands a 35 percent surcharge if customers want just one kind of fruit in their smoothie, rather than a combination?     At first, I thought I had read...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
    No debate so far has reshaped the election like the one in New Hampshire on Saturday night. And nothing the rest of the night equaled the first 10 minutes.     Chris Christie made a full-frontal attack on Marco Rubio...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
    There is a red and blue political divide in the U.S. that this election is only exacerbating, with consequences for governing.     Presidential campaigns are about choices, differences, especially between the parties...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
    If there is one presidential candidate who embodies the nation's lingering post-2008 rage at Wall Street, that surely has to be Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. No other candidate has argued as strenuously for financial reform, or...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Can a payday lender's contract require all borrowers' disputes be subject to an arbitration process in which decisions are exempt from federal law? In a decision announced this week with potential consequences for millions of...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
    I know. It sounds totally preposterous. Paying criminals not to commit crimes.     The D.C. Council unanimously voted for this bananas-sounding plan last week.     A Hail Mary scheme to cut the...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:00am
    As a first-timer covering the presidential campaign, I expected to confirm the widely held impression that the process is dominated by vested interests, big money and powerful parties operating in the background. To my surprise, I...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am
    As he launched his New Hampshire door- to-door campaign on Saturday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said something surprising. "This is not a campaign," he told volunteers and reporters in front of the bus he's pretty much lived...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:00am
    Trade-offs have long been at the center of economics. The aphorism "there is no such thing as a free lunch" captures a central economic idea: You cannot get something for nothing. Among the many trade-offs emphasized in...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00am
    As New Hampshire primary voters go to the polls today, they will choose among candidates in both parties who in most cases have taken off their velvet gloves and starting swinging.     In the final Republican debate...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:00am
    "The tide of war is receding," Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00am
    One of the most striking statistics to come of the Iowa caucus entry polling was the enormous skew of young voters away from Hillary Clinton and to Bernie Sanders. Only 14 percent of caucus goers 17 to 29 supported Clinton, while 84...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush can say they have visited a mosque as president. Can you guess which one has gotten slammed for it by today's presidential candidates? Need a hint?   ...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Pickett's charge. Waterloo. The Charge of the Light Brigade. Take your pick of historical analogies, the "experience" wing of the Republican Party launched a desperate, and very possibly doomed, assault at Saturday'...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
    By now everyone who follows politics knows about Marco Rubio’s software-glitch performance in Saturday’s Republican debate. (I’d say broken-record performance, but that would be showing my age.) Not only did he...
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