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September 12, 2016
Column: The glass ceiling isn't shattered yet
WASHINGTON -- There are many better reasons to oppose Donald Trump than his rampant sexism. But the brazenness of Trump's recent comments, and the not-so-subtle piling on by the Republican National Committee, demand some attention. The remarks are worth noting not only because of...
September 12, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 9, 2016
Column: Cashing in on presidential prestige
WASHINGTON -- The president, as he prepared to leave office, was dead broke. So broke, in fact, that he had to take out a loan to get him through the transition. Bill Clinton in 2001? No, Harry Truman in 1953 -- and the resemblance ends there. Back then, although Truman had only...
September 9, 2016 - 9:04pm
September 4, 2016
Column: Trump's new hire is Captain Ahab of Clinton haters
WASHINGTON -- Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas, the old saying goes. If so, Donald Trump should be awfully itchy. Trump has just augmented his ever-changing cast of mostly second-string campaign operatives with a new deputy campaign manager, conservative activist David Bossie....
September 4, 2016 - 12:37am
August 26, 2016
Column: Obliging a donor is not necessarily criminal
The Cost of the EpiPen Price Increase By Senator Amy Klobuchar There’s a cost that comes with the 450 percent increase in the price of EpiPens. Parents worry that they won’t be able to afford their child’s medication. They drive to pharmacies miles away from their homes...
August 26, 2016 - 9:30pm
August 21, 2016
Column: Sickening attacks on Clinton's health
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump -- he who likes to fly home at night in the comfort of his own plane to sleep in the comfort of his own bed -- is at it again on the question of Hillary Clinton's stamina, or alleged lack thereof. "To defeat crime and radical Islamic terrorism in our country,...
August 21, 2016 - 1:56am
August 5, 2016
Column: Trump's ignorance about sexual harassment
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump says his daughter, were she a victim of sexual harassment, should "find another career or find another company." His son Eric Trump said that his sister Ivanka "is a strong, powerful woman" who would not "allow herself to be subjected to that" treatment....
August 5, 2016 - 9:21pm
August 4, 2016
Column: Count on Trump to be a sore loser
WASHINGTON -- Of all the dangerous things that Donald Trump has said, perhaps the most concerning is his assertion that the election might be rigged. This irresponsible, unsupported suggestion augurs poorly for Trump's behavior in the increasingly likely event of his loss. "The...
August 4, 2016 - 9:17pm
August 2, 2016
Column: A tale of three conventions
PHILADELPHIA -- The Democratic National Convention here was Broadway to the summer stock production that Republicans put on in Cleveland. The Democrats' show was polished and uplifting, while the grand spectacle Donald Trump had promised to produce was amateurish and angry. The...
August 2, 2016 - 8:56pm
July 29, 2016
Column: Hey, Hillary. Can we talk?
WASHINGTON -- There is no equivalence -- none -- between the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton when it comes to mistreatment of and contempt for the media. The Trump campaign's latest outrage on this score involved the hassling of a Washington Post reporter, Jose A. DelReal,...
July 29, 2016 - 9:15pm
July 26, 2016
Column: Trump set the table for Clinton
CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier. The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division and darkness. This was the Ronco of flubbed conventions: But wait, there's...
July 26, 2016 - 9:58pm
July 24, 2016
Column: Cruz holds his nose, but can't endorse Trump
CLEVELAND -- Ted Cruz, vanquished presidential candidate, coughed up the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination precisely once in his convention speech Wednesday night. "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination," the Texas senator managed...
July 24, 2016 - 8:45pm
July 20, 2016
Column: Campaign mops up poorly after Melania Trump speech mess
WASHINGTON -- Well, Donald Trump can't tell his wife she's fired. Nor should he. The evident plagiarism in Melania Trump's speech doesn't reflect poorly on Melania Trump, at least from what we know so far. Its presence, and the handling of it after its predictably swift disclosure,...
July 20, 2016 - 9:26pm
July 18, 2016
Column: Justice Ginsburg's damage to the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's admittedly "ill-advised" remarks about Donald Trump weren't only bad for the justice and her reputation. They were bad for the Supreme Court and, consequently, for the country. Ginsburg was correct in her scathing assessment of Trump --...
July 18, 2016 - 8:40pm
July 8, 2016
Column: Comey reasserts his independence
WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials tend to inhabit a universe that is both binary and terse: Prosecute or don't prosecute. Let the facts in the indictment speak for themselves. No further comment. So the remarks by FBI Director James Comey accompanying his announcement that...
July 8, 2016 - 9:50pm
July 5, 2016
Column: A toxic meeting on the tarmac
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch's tarmac conversation with Bill Clinton wasn't just stupid, although it was certainly that. It was a colossal misjudgment on both sides, most especially hers. The encounter was toxic. It adds to the already settled conviction among too...
July 5, 2016 - 6:21pm