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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
    There are commodity bubbles, stock bubbles, bond bubbles -- and education bubbles. American high schools are a classic education bubble, if by bubble we mean a mismatch between a commodity's real-world value and the value the...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
    When the riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, after Freddie Gray's funeral last year, I was among those expressing dismay over the burning and looting. More than 60 businesses - including two much-needed pharmacies - in black...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Monday's Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics will push presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and conservative white evangelicals further into each others' arms....
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Here is the real lesson from the stunning Brexit vote: Throwing a tantrum at the polls is not liberating; it is self-defeating. Those tempted to vote for Donald Trump should pay very close attention.     Brexit was a...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
    It has been forever since Britain was single, and there will be many lonesome and disorienting nights ahead.     Maybe we should fix it up with Switzerland.     Not immediately, of course. The...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00am
    Architects of the anti-abortion restrictions struck down by the Supreme Court this week are about as concerned about women’s health as a Texas football throng is about head injuries between each whistle.    ...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 9:00am
    Paul Ryan made a big deal about not endorsing Donald Trump too quickly or agreeing with some of Trump's more colorful opinions. But looking over Ryan's catalog of policy prescriptions, the distance between them is narrowing...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 8:00am
    The attacks on 9/11 changed the world the way we knew it. Yet still, we struggle to understand, asking, first "why do they hate us," to later, in ever more urgent voices, "how do we make it stop?"   ...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 7:00am
    I have been overcome by gloom since Britain voted to leave the European Union. It’s not just the stupidity of the decision. It’s not merely the lies of the charlatans who led the “Leave” campaign. It’s...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00pm
    Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, whose bribery conviction was unanimously overturned today by the Supreme Court, should thank his lawyers, his lucky stars and the First Amendment -- in reverse order. McDonnell had been...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
    It's a good thing that Donald Trump's plan to loosen existing legal protections for those who badmouth public figures hasn't yet taken effect. Because the presumptive Republican presidential nominee took advantage of...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
    What do we mean when we talk about "homegrown extremism" or "radicalization" in the United States? Donald Trump claims that the threat of "radical Islam" is imported by immigrants from abroad, from...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
    I spend much of my time shrugging off breathless news events. Ebola (now Zika), employment reports, Federal Reserve rate changes, government shutdowns, peak earnings and so on. Much of what passes for earth-shaking news turns out to...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right to abortion -- and laid down a new framework for how courts should evaluate future legislation limiting it. For the first time, the court expressly held that laws limiting...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
    The movie “Free State of Jones” certainly doesn’t lack in ambition — it sprawls so that it feels like several films stitched together — but I still found it woefully lacking.     The...
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