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A strike looms on the horizon

June 18, 2016 The summer of 1913 was turning ugly by the middle of June. The Copper County’s five WFM locals were enjoying an explosion in membership, and the members’ blood was up. more »»

Freedom to kill, permission to die

June 17, 2016 It was inevitable that we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society’s blessing. more »»

Hanging in balance, history is watching Sanders

June 17, 2016 On Nov. 30, 1967, I stood in the caucus room of what is now called the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill and heard Sen. more »»

Possible polling errors suggest more surprises ahead

June 17, 2016 Are the exit polls, on which just about every elections analyst has relied, wrong? That’s a question raised by New York Times Upshot writer Nate Cohn — a question whose answers have serious... more »»

Movement Sanders started will go on

June 17, 2016 I don’t know what Bernie Sanders is going to do from here on, and I’m not going to presume to advise him on his next steps. more »»

Making lemonade from lemons: Challenges of old age

June 17, 2016 Two things about old age come to mind: one is Shakespeare's (through Jacques the jester in “As You Like It,” who said some very nasty things about people over sixty); the other is the anecdote for... more »»

Clinton lunch was debate about rules

June 16, 2016 I had lunch with Hillary Clinton. Really. more »»

Value of six is too small for justice

June 15, 2016 This is a column about the value of six. Actually, it’s about three individual sixes and their respective values. more »»

Trump’s rant on judge eclipses Clinton’s big night

June 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton has become the first woman presidential nominee, but the historic feat is being overshadowed by a colossal Donald Trump blunder, requiring him to address the resultant... more »»

Milestone moment merits celebration

June 14, 2016 On Tuesday night, after Hillary Clinton had delivered her first speech as the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, it didn’t take long for some of us expressing our joy over this historic... more »»

Trump will be willing to fight back during campaign

June 14, 2016 NEW YORK — If there is one explanation for Donald Trump’s success it is this: Unlike most Republicans, he fights back. more »»

Ryan’s Trump endorsement a bitter pill

June 13, 2016 Paul Ryan is a disappointment. That’s more difficult for me to write than it should be. more »»

What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

June 13, 2016 The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky’s chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. more »»

Jobs lost from free trade, technology

June 11, 2016 Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. more »»

Bernie Sanders wins, even while losing

June 11, 2016 Bernie Sanders is not going gently into that good night, at least not yet. more »»

Franz von Papen was wrong — so is Paul Ryan

June 11, 2016 In 1933, Franz von Papen was hungry for revenge. Having been ousted as chancellor of Germany through political subterfuge, he wanted payback against the former ally who had succeeded him. more »»

Mourning a Florida we lost long ago

June 10, 2016 ORLANDO — Standing on my hotel balcony in the predawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small manmade lake and a golf course. more »»

Rule of Electoral Politics: You win by welcoming

June 10, 2016 Having worked, as a younger man, in three losing presidential campaigns and having been lucky enough to cover the past 10 presidential campaigns as a journalist, I have been forced to learn a few... more »»

Bringing back Bill to help (!) middle class

June 9, 2016 What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue. 2016 has been a wild political season. more »»

The Evolution of Monogamy

June 9, 2016 The other day, I thought, for a brief moment, that I discovered a new species - the homo matrimonous. Its members are the long-time married couple. more »»

 
 

 

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