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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved $540 at the pump last year.     But oil prices are also battering Alaska’s economy, rattling the stock market, and leaving thousands of...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00am
    The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who'd taken it over. This and other federal lands were acquired through...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    On Sean Hannity's show Tuesday night, Donald Trump placed part of the blame for his second-place finish in Iowa on the fact that "we didn't have much of a ground game."     "We could have done...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00am
    Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week's Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire with a head of steam at the expense of a deflated Donald Trump.   ...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:00am
    No matter how things play out with the fast-spreading Zika virus, people are likely to end up angry at public health authorities.     It's possible the situation will become worse than expected, both worldwide...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 9:00pm
    U.S. workers and consumers (who are for the most part the same people) seem to be doing pretty well at the moment. Businesses, not so much. As Bloomberg reported last week:     "Consumer spending grew last year...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
    The hot topic in economic policy discussions is inequality. Lots of kinds of inequality have been increasing in the U.S. -- income, wealth, housing, longevity and almost everything else. New data has caused economists and the public...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Bernie Sanders is the oldest candidate in the presidential race, but as of now, he seems to be the younger generation's candidate. According to a recent survey, Sanders is favored by 46 percent of voters ages 18 to 34, where...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
    The whole world is struggling to decipher the worldview and guiding principles Donald Trump would apply as president. It may not be a prominent feature of his campaign, but his advisers say he does have a doctrine that informs his...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 5:00pm
    By the numbers, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, by a millimeter, won the Iowa caucuses.  Still, the race for the top spot was not the big news of the night -- or, in Clinton's case, far into the following day, when the...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Iowa has exposed the schisms in both political parties. They are deeper, and probably more durable, among Republicans.     As the caucuses kick off the 2016 presidential race Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
    Does this scenario sound familiar? In a popular uprising, voters rally behind an insurgent outsider candidate. The establishment panics and tries to quash the outsider's campaign. But voters are undeterred, rallying around their...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
    With candidates in both parties racing toward photo finishes in Monday's Iowa caucuses, the issues have receded from view. Instead, the final push is a contest of raw emotion, war, sports, animal magnetism and last-minute...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
    On behalf of a planet and its species, I’m asking a certain Texas grand jury if it still has time on its docket.     I speak of the Harris County grand jury that turned the tables on hucksters who conspired to...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:00am
    Is Planned Parenthood part of the Establishment with a capital E? It's a signal of the upside-down nature of the current political campaign that Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had a dust-up over exactly...
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