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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:45am
    As Barack Obama packs up his belongings and prepares to not be president anymore, the postmortems and assessments of his administration are coming in at a rapid pace. I have a pretty strong interest in foreign policy, have written at...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:30am
    How did you celebrate MLK Jr. weekend?     President-elect Donald Trump decided it was the perfect occasion to criticize a living civil rights icon, unloading a series of tweets describing Rep. John Lewis's...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:15am
    Whatever else President-elect Donald Trump represents, it's clear he premised his appeal in large measure on the idea that he "built a very great company" -- inviting voters to think of him as America's CEO. At last...
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:00am
    On Friday, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and Donald Trump inauguration-boycotter John Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd something that I believe millions of Americans are thinking.     “I don...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Humor writer Andy Borowitz recently joked that Donald Trump had been named the Kremlin’s “employee of the month.” I giggled at that, and then winced. It’s painful even to joke about.     Some...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
    I take my next-door neighbor's political temperature by perusing his bumper stickers. During the reign of Bush II, Rob's work van sported this exhortation: "Visualize No Liberals." I didn't take it literally. I...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
    Watching Donald Trump conduct his news conference Wednesday, it suddenly struck me that, underneath all those now-familiar idiosyncrasies, the president-elect is just like many successful entrepreneurs and owners of family businesses...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
    To liberal Democrats and a few Republicans: Get over it. Donald J. Trump will become president of the United States this week. Accept it.     As unsettling as the prospect may be, it's better to go in open-eyed,...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:00am
    It's literally impossible for Donald Trump to shake things up too much in Washington, in the eyes of those who backed him for president.     That's my big takeaway from a post-election focus group of a dozen...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:00am
    At the northeast corner of the National Archives building sits Robert Aitken's sculpture "The Future," inscribed with some famous words from Shakespeare's "The Tempest": "What is past is prologue....
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am
    As a professional skeptic, I’m going to remain doubtful that Donald Trump has been a willing Russian tool, masterfully serving the needs of a dangerous American adversary. I’m not going to buy all the sordid details of...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:00am
    Our nation is about to replace a president who loves soaring rhetoric and extended argument with a chief executive who prefers tweets to the big speech.      And there is an irony in this transition. Barack...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Congress has a lot of touchy issues to deal with these days, including one that boils quite literally beneath their feet.     A painting, entitled "Untitled #1," by former Missouri high school student David...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
    The Trump administration's first Cabinet meeting should be an interesting affair. On issue after issue -- Russia, the border wall, the Iran nuclear deal, climate change, torture, NATO -- President-elect Donald Trump's...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Republicans are putting a great deal of pressure on President-elect Donald Trump to fire Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He should resist that pressure. Any effort to discharge Cordray would be...
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