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Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:35am
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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Steve Bannon, the white-supremacist-turned-squatter-on-a-president’s-shoulder, says the Trump administration’s war with the news media has only just begun, and it’s “going to get worse.”   ...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
    The Trump administration so far has been smoke and mirrors, sound and fury, self-proclaimed victimhood and angry tweets. Where is the substance? Where is the competence? And where -- increasingly -- is the public support?  ...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
    Just when you despair that only chaos animates the Trump administration, along comes Steve Bannon, the White House ideologue, to offer the Rosetta Stone illuminating what this circus is all about.     And when you...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
    The campaign to let 20 million Americans keep their health insurance is working.     It still has a long way to go, and it’s not guaranteed to succeed. But the progress of the last couple months is remarkable...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, featuring lengthy remarks from President Trump and his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, telegraphed their plans to commit the whole Republican Party to their concept of...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
    I get a kick out of the Republican members of Congress who claim the angry constituents at their town hall meetings are paid agitators. I remember how Democrats tried to dismiss noisy tea party protesters the same way in 2009....
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:00am
    Donald Trump’s unrelenting assault on the media is in fact an assault on the implacability of truth, the notion of accountability and the power of free speech. It is also a bit of a bow to the conspiracy theorizing that Trump...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am
    Are you angry about the white nationalist takeover of the U.S. government? If so, you are definitely not alone. The first few weeks of the Trump administration have been marked by huge protests, furious crowds at congressional town...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00am
    Much has been made of Melania Trump’s absence from the capital.     But our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here. And it is...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
    President Donald Trump just can't get his story straight.     At the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, he accused the news media of widespread fabrication, claiming without evidence that "...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon definitely get along. Everything you have heard about their relationship, says Priebus, is wrong. If you have heard that they are slowly engaged in a battle to the death, that is definitely not true...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Dear Trump Voters,     You’ve been had. President Donald Trump sold you a clunker. Now that he’s in the White House, he’s betraying you — and I’m writing in hopes that you’ll...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
    At this  point the consonants are so tightly fused it’s as if they were always and inevitably so: LGBT.     But just a decade ago, the T teetered. It wobbled.     It was eliminated from a...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
    There are a lot of things you can say about the Trump administration's recently announced deportation plan. You can say it is cruel, a policy that could only come from a president who lacks a heart. You can say it has more to do...
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