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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 7:00am
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying to one-up each other over how best to tax dead millionaires and billionaires.     This is part of their competition to show who cares more about economic inequality. But...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:00am
    The rest of the country can thank the voters of Iowa for two outcomes of their first-in-the nation caucuses. They have punctured the alleged inevitability of the presidential nominations of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:00am
    That this is a year when everything is up for grabs was confirmed Monday night in Iowa, with two almost equally unacceptable outsiders -- Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- running 1 and 2 in Iowa's Republican caucuses. The party...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
    We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon.     At the risk of running afoul of some ardent fan...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:00pm
    Here we are, in the Marco Rubio Moment.     The Republican establishment is thrilled: A moderate-sounding Gen X senator from a swing state! And one so good at spin he managed to give a victory speech in Iowa after he...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
    If Republicans are engaged in a three-sided civil war, Democrats are having a spirited but rather civilized argument over a very large question: Who has the best theory about how progressive change happens?     On...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Ever since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race, I have been waiting to see him lose. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Humility, after all, is not an emotion with which the Donald appears to be intimately...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
    The mosquito-borne Zika virus has reproductive-age women, families and governments across the Americas nervous, and for good reason. Some 4,000 babies have been born with microcephaly, a condition marked by an abnormally small head...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Last month, majorities in Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Not surprisingly, President Obama vetoed the repeal bill, and the Republican Congress was unable to override the president's veto.    ...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
    If you think Donald Trump lost the Iowa caucuses, Trump has news: You have it totally wrong.     Trump likes to describe himself as different from ordinary politicians, guys who have spent their lives debating and...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
    When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. I was interning at The Washington Post (I didn’t mention the...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
    I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who's a calligrapher made it for me....
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
    The only thing missing from Marco Rubio's victory speech Monday night was the victory: In Iowa's Republican caucus, Rubio finished not first, not second, but third. Was he expecting a bronze medal?    ...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Rigged. No word more appropriately describes the 2016 presidential election. I don't mean that the election is being fixed by ballot-box stuffing, or that politicians are buying votes by handing out "walking-around money....
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once the...
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