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Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:00pm
    So far, the Republican National Convention in Cleveland has been a slapdash spectacle of the absurd, with processions of B-list politicians and Z-list celebrities jockeying for the title of biggest embarrassment.   ...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations today, ours turned eventually to the many problems with our country....
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Donald Trump made a grand entrance on the first night of the Republican National Convention back-lit in a thick blue fog. I expected to hear the theme song from his "The Celebrity Apprentice" program, "For the Love of...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. But I’d urge you to study the recent failed military coup against Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. America is...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Well, Donald Trump can't tell his wife she's fired. Nor should he.     The evident plagiarism in Melania Trump's speech doesn't reflect poorly on Melania Trump, at least from what we know so far. Its...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 12:00am
    Cleveland -- The marriage of Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is not off to a great start.     Donald Trump introduced Pence as his running mate as if it were a painful duty, in a series of long digressions...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm
    There are two broad schools of thought on political critics, or rather two that can be described here using largely polite terms.     The first comes by way of the American founding father Benjamin Franklin: "...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has accused a Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains of plotting last weekend's attempted military coup, and some Turkish officials accuse the U.S. of playing a role...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
    In the wake of Friday's coup attempt, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan can hardly be blamed for purging the military. But firing 2,745 judges without any investigation or demonstrated connection to the coup is another...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:00am
    “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.” – Hosea 8-7.     Recent events remind me of the only lasting memory remaining from having poked my head inside a long-ago gun show...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:00am
    A federal appeals court has ruled that the public has no right to see arrestees' mug shots, reversing a ruling that has been in place for 20 years. The case pits the individual's interest in privacy against the public's...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 9:00am
    The Obama administration has spent years feuding with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the White House quickly condemned this weekend's coup attempt and made clear that it believed Erdogan - whatever his faults - was...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 8:00am
    What is worse than an ever-more-authoritarian regime that constantly aims to crush a robust civil society? The answe emerged bluntly in Turkey on Friday night: to have your army pointing its guns at you. To have your army bombing the...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:00am
    At a panel of communications professionals from all over the world at the Open Society Foundations last week, I advised the gathered to keep an eye out for polls from Hispanic media outlets. Doing this would give them a more accurate...
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:00am
    Why Mike Pence said 'yes' to Donald Trump. 760 words, by Chris Cillizza (Post).     As I watched Donald Trump "introduce" Mike Pence - and by that I mean talk about himself for 30 minutes - I just...
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