Articles of Interest
July 25, 2016, 2:50pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2245 murders that took place in 1990, … Read more »

July 21, 2016, 1:01pm

HOUSTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Texas’ voter identification law, one of the strictest in the country, violated the Voting Rights Act and that the state must find ways to … Read more »

July 19, 2016, 1:32pm

By David Brooks – The New York Times.
Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails? His speeches have always had a rambling, free association quality, but a couple of the recent ones have, … Read more »

July 18, 2016, 3:23pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York  Times

When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. On the contrary, his … Read more »

July 18, 2016, 10:53am

Donald Trump’s Deals Rely on Being Creative With the Truth

By David Barstow – The New York Times.

There was the time Donald J. Trump told Larry King that he had been paid more than $1 million to give a Read more »

July 08, 2016, 1:06pm

By Paul Krugman – New York Times

A couple of weeks ago Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, sort of laid out both a health care plan and a tax plan. I say sort of, because there weren’t enough … Read more »

July 03, 2016, 2:50pm


WHEN my aunt Eunice Kennedy Shriver died in 2009, more than a few people wondered aloud why she hadn’t run for president, as three of her brothers did. By then, … Read more »

June 29, 2016, 5:46am

By Linda Greenhouse – The New York Times.

SOMEONE landing from Mars on Monday and coming upon Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s majority Supreme Court opinion in the Texas abortion case would have had no hint of the decades-long battle over … Read more »

June 22, 2016, 2:29pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. It had tanks, guns, and nukes, but nobody really believed in … Read more »

June 22, 2016, 2:27pm

The Editorial Board – The New York Times.

On Monday, the Supreme Court decided to not take up Second Amendment challenges to laws in Connecticut and New York that ban the sale or possession of many semiautomatic assault rifles and … Read more »