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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Froma Harrop

Why Blue-State Republicans Are Turning Away From GOP

And here’s a big reason: The new tax law purposely punishes people in the expensive-to-live-in blue states, which is where Wall Street people live. To them, this is not just about money. It’s personal.

October 19, 2018
Billionaire class

On Wall Street, Us R Toys

Labor has since fallen off. Behold the spectacle at Toys R Us.

October 16, 2018

Even Birth Control Is Under Attack

Bravo has this to say about hormonal birth control (the kind that really works): Women “don’t want to live every day having to take a carcinogen.”

October 14, 2018

Democrats, Keep Calm And Carry On

Most Americans pine for normal leadership. That’s what Democrats must offer.

October 9, 2018
Firth_river_Arctic_national_wildlife_refuge

It Is in Our Interest To Save Other Species

The dispute centers on the Endangered Species Act. Since its enactment in 1973, the law has pulled numerous native animals and plants from the jaws of extinction.

October 8, 2018
kavanaugh hearing

Little Lies Mean A Lot

It is a mark of the habitual liar to tell untruths that don’t even advance one’s cause.

October 3, 2018
A hike in the Canadian Rockies is an example of the excursions offered by Road Scholar, an education-promoting travel service once called Elderhostel. (photo courtesy Eileen Knesper/Road Scholar)

Are Low Prices Always A Good Thing?

If you like exploring the great outdoors, as I do, you probably enjoy shopping (or at least looking) in those high-end stores serving campers, hikers and the like.

September 30, 2018
suit

Double Standards For Dress Sabotage Working Women

Two remarkably different articles on dressing for business appeared in The Wall Street Journal on the same day. Both purported to offer advice.

September 26, 2018
Immigration, Deported

Can We Have A Sensible Immigration Policy?

What would a sensible immigration policy look like?

September 22, 2018
Voter Fraud

Sometimes Voters Just Want Competence

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics.

September 19, 2018

How About Medicare Advantage For All?

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: “Medicare for all.”

September 13, 2018
A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo - RTSMVQ1

On Climate Threat, States Refuse To Surrender

As large parts of America burn or drown under weird weather conditions made more extreme by global warming, California and other states are doggedly pursuing solutions.

September 11, 2018

The Silly Debate About Socialism

Would someone kindly tell us which companies Bernie Sanders would nationalize, starting with Bernie Sanders?

September 6, 2018
is a recount justified?

Identity Politics Are A Double-Edged Sword

We cannot deny that voters bearing similar racial, gender or sexual attributes can help put certain candidates over the top. That’s electoral politics.

September 4, 2018
Judge blocks Obama Administration's overtime rule

Here’s To People Who Work With Their Hands

A friend who worked as a senior editor at Princeton University Press once told me that his most interesting authors were people who had held ordinary jobs at some point in their lives.

August 30, 2018
University of Wisconsin Madison building universities college

‘Colleges Defend Free Speech’ Should Not Be A Headline

As the academic year starts, we can expect to hear new tales of censorship at colleges and persecution of faculty who go astray from prescribed views.

August 29, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott addresses an economic summit in Orlando, Florida, in this June 2, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Toxic Slime Washes Over Rick Scott’s Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over an environmental disaster that he insists has nothing to do with him.

August 21, 2018
Democrats struggling to stem the tide

Good Republicans Must Vote For Democrats

The most memorable campaign event I attended in 2016 was a rally for John Kasich in Rhode Island.

August 16, 2018
Trump business conflicts

Comic Relief From Rick Wilson As We Await Trump’s Exit

Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened.

August 14, 2018

Dereliction Of Political Duty In A Tweet

Did we neglect to mention that California will have also built up a $16 billion cushion of reserves by next year? That will come in handy for the coming recession.

August 10, 2018
Democratic, healthy, resistance

Female Candidates Must Move Beyond #MeToo

That’s wind in the Democrats’ sails, but it’s not a magic carpet ride into office for female candidates. And chaining oneself to MeToo poses its own set of problems.

August 2, 2018
Politics, Top News, Congress, Memorial Day Recess, Highway Trust Fund, Budget, Voting, Partisanship, Infrastructure

Democrats Should Move To The Center — Of The Country

To win political power, Democrats must take congressional seats away from Republicans. Geographically central Democrats know best how to attract wavering voters.

July 28, 2018
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump demonstrate outside Trump Tower where Trump lives in New York

Fifth Avenue Shrugs As Trump Screws MAGA Chumps

But this isn’t about that. It’s about how Fifth Avenue — as a stand-in for the prosperous coasts — interprets the self-destructive tendencies of Trump country.

July 24, 2018

How Trump Got The World To Boycott America

By the way, China recently passed the U.S. as the world’s biggest consumer market.

July 21, 2018
drugs, pills, ecstasy

How Many Times Must We Save People Who Overdose?

“The revival drug should be around everywhere,” he told me. “Around all events.” If you have an addict in your family, you should stock a kit.

July 12, 2018