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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
    If there was one Sunday-morning talk show exchange that describes the new reality for the political media - and for the truth - during the President Donald Trump era, this was it.     It was a discussion about White...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
    The hope of the many people who harbor reservations about Donald Trump is that the presidency will change him. That's also what his hard-core supporters fear.     Trump's inaugural address showed why those...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
    The first 96 hours of President Donald Trump's tenure have been filled with claims, counter-claims, accusations of bias, outright falsehoods and lots of other things that make people hate politics, politicians and everything...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:00am
    They drew inspiration from Princess Leia, "Hamilton," and Leslie Knope, and Beyoncé's "Sorry," and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and the late Fred Rogers. They walked down to the Mall carrying...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00am
    Women everywhere. Pink hats, black hats, hard hats, no hats. A crushing polite crowd, well prepared with healthy snacks and tissues. A crowd so sprawling, it nearly covered the march route end-to-end. It was mighty and powerful....
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:00am
    The word popped up in the opening sentence of Barack Obama’s first inaugural address and in the opening paragraphs of George W. Bush’s.     “Humbled,” each man said of himself, and while it...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 8:00am
    This will be the presidency of the raised fist, not the outstretched hand.     Inaugural addresses are traditionally occasions of inclusion and healing. In that transformative moment, the new president sheds a...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
    The crucial passage in President Donald Trump's inaugural address Friday tracked John F. Kennedy's swearing-in speech, with one huge difference: Trump's America First message was 180 degrees away from Kennedy's Cold...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Last year gave us one of the most unusual elections in our political history. In the electoral college, a political outsider upset an establishment insider who won the popular vote but did not achieve the necessary distributed...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Except for the cold weather, Barack Obama’s first inauguration reminded me a lot of Woodstock. Throngs of revelers wandering around with no idea whatsoever of where they were going. The crowd was so big, you worried that there...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
    As an African-American woman, I find the 2016 campaign - and now the 2017 inauguration - doubly painful. Donald Trump's victory revealed inconvenient and ugly truths about the United States and its political system, including the...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
    The news media is making a huge fuss over the several dozen Democrats who are planned to boycott the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. But there is less here than meets the eye. Politicians skipping the swearing-in ceremony...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
    This creepy parallel universe is a pleasant enough place to visit, but I think I would like to go home now.     Don't get me wrong, it has its charms.     There is a certain unified aesthetic to...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
    I've read with concern news articles about divisions among the organizers of Saturday's Women's March on Washington, including questions about why men haven't been more involved. One Washington Post online headline...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
    The sky over the Capitol is a dull, unpleasant shade of white. Only one of the five flags hanging over the inauguration stage has the right number of stars.     The red hats have multiplied. You could have sworn...
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