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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:54pm
    Viewed through the lens of America's civil rights history, Donald Trump's new call to repeal birthright citizenship chimes with an ominous ring.     Spoiler alert: It sounds like racism.    ...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:54pm
    Dear Secretary Clinton:     Your email problem has mushroomed from a self-inflicted nuisance to a self-inflicted wound. The reason is simple: At every decision point, you and your staff have made the wrong choice...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:52pm
    Scott Walker, the cocky young governor who took on the public-sector unions in Wisconsin and beat back a recall against him, figured he had the 2016 Republican presidential nomination all figured out.     He got an...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:52pm
    GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker appears to have again shifted his stance on allowing the children of illegal immigrants to automatically gain U.S. citizenship.     In an interview on Sunday morning on ABC's...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:51pm
    When we lived in Moscow, people used to ask my wife and me, "Who are you by nationality?"     "Americans," we'd say.     Invariably the response would come: "Yes, but who...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:48pm
    Would you like to go to Zimbabwe, kill and behead a lion, just like that dentist from Minnesota or the physician from Pittsburgh recently did? They paid about $50,000 each for that experience.     How about a black...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:48pm
    What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much.     Attempts to explain daily stock movements are usually foolish: a real-time survey of the 1987 stock crash...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    As he tried to concentrate on his final college exams, he couldn’t erase the terrifying images in his head, an endless replay of a video he’d seen. It showed two men being killed — their necks noosed, their bodies...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    Some blondes have all the fun.     As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond.     It’s mind-boggling to contemplate a President Trump trying...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:47pm
    A few months ago, I read "The Orphan's Tales" by Catherynne Valente. The fantasy novel draws on myths and folklore from many cultures, including, to my delight, fairy tales from my Russian childhood. Curious about the...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:37pm
    After reading the week's shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past.     One of the things that is most appealing when things in the present seem unremittingly...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:36pm
    The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:36pm
    It has dawned on the Republican presidential field that Donald Trump's inevitable self-destruction might be, gulp, evitable. Waiting for the unlikely front-runner to beat himself is starting to look like a plan, as Trump might...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:35pm
    As much of the Republican faithful look for a 2016 presidential nominee not named Trump, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio is rising in the polls with a message that the previous GOP president peddled with success in the 2000 election....
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:35pm
    Now that two women are graduating from the legendary Ranger school, can we get back to reality?     Yes, it is impressive that these women conquered the Army's 62-day equivalent of the men's Hunger Games,...
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