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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 16:01

The Acrostic as a Form of Bureaucratic Dissent

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Hiding an acrostic message in an otherwise ordinary resignation letter isn’t exactly the boldest way to express a…
Last night I was in circumstances where I could hear only a few excerpts from Donald Trump’s inflammatory…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:30

Is the stock market crazy — or just giddy?

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William Cline is going against the grain. Cline, a well-known economist, isn’t convinced that the stock market is…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 14:30

Trump and his addiction

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The president’s continuing need for idolatry is dangerous to the country’s health.
On Tuesday, ESPN announced that its management had pulled an Asian American announcer named Robert Lee from an…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 11:07

Trump's Vacation Is Over

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How many people, given the prerogative to travel wherever they wanted and the use of a fully staffed…
As Exxon Mobil responded to newsreports in 2015 that said that the company had spread doubt about the…
When free-speech advocates point out that the First Amendment protects even hate speech, as the attorney Ken White…
WASHINGTON — President Trump issued an extraordinary challenge to his own party late Tuesday, threatening to shut down…
Last week, “Charlottesville” became shorthand for racism, violence and a president’s moral blindness. But for a long time,…
LONDON — President Trump’s seesawing response to the deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., has been rebuked by…
Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid…
TROY, Kan. I’ve long had a soft spot for this little town. One rainy December night in 1980,…
Today in 5 Lines President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, at 7 p.m. MT.…
The swift exodus of chief executives that collapsed the White House business councils last week reveals a strange…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:01

Protecting the president's profits

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The Trump family’s vacations and business travel to Trump properties have put a strain on the Secret Service’s…
With white supremacists emboldened and a national spotlight shining on bigotry and hate, 67 former state attorneys general…
YUMA, Ariz. — President Trump, fresh from the racially charged storms of Charlottesville, Va., thrust himself on Tuesday…
The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:26

Paul Ryan Doesn't Want to Fight With Trump

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Paul Ryan will distance himself from the president. He’ll occasionally offer some polite and always constructive criticism of…
WASHINGTON — President Trump, whose evolving and sometimes equivocal assessments of moral responsibility for the deadly violence in…
President Trump speaks during his address to the nation from the Fort Myer military base in Arlington on…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:24

Trump's Speech Can't Change Recalcitrant Realities

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President Trump will not rapidly withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. But then, you already knew that: The first…
WASHINGTON — Gregory Cheadle, the man whom Donald J. Trumpfamously called “my African-American” at a California campaign rally,…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:22

Evangelicals Are Bitterly Split Over Advising Trump

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Last week, a few days after white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, A.R. Bernard became the first member of…
Is the war in Afghanistan winnable? I fear not, under any commander in chief. I suspect withdrawal in…
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday will meet with Border Patrol officials in Arizona before attending a campaign-style…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced new sanctions against China and Russia on Tuesday as part of its…
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