Articles of Interest
September 18, 2016, 4:48am

By Gail Collins – The New York Times.

Wow. Donald Trump says President Obama was born here. What a concession. No wonder he’s trending up in the polls.

How did we get to this place, people? The big story of … Read more »

September 17, 2016, 2:41am

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Only serious nerds like me eagerly await the annual Census Bureau reports on income, poverty and health insurance. But the just-released reports on 2015 justified the anticipation.

We expected good news; but … Read more »

September 16, 2016, 1:57pm

I just got done watching some of the former members of the military support Trump before he gave his five second admission that President Obama was born in the U.S. He gave more time to promoting his hotel than his … Read more »

September 15, 2016, 3:19pm

One of the mental traps that we all fall into, journalists included, is to perceive politics through narratives.

President Gerald Ford had been a star football player, yet somehow we in the media developed a narrative of him as a … Read more »

September 13, 2016, 8:37pm

By Binyamin Appelbaum – The New York Times.

A housing development in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. CreditMonica Almeida/The New York Times 

WASHINGTON — Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty

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September 13, 2016, 11:19am

By Timothy Egan

Donald J. Trump supporters in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times


Are you smarter than an immigrant? Can you name, say, all three branches of government or a single Supreme Court justice? … Read more »

September 12, 2016, 6:27pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

Let’s get straight to it: Hillary Clinton’s comments Friday at a fund-raiser that half of Donald Trump’s supporters could be put in a “basket of deplorables” wasn’t a smart political play.… Read more »

September 09, 2016, 3:23pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

The last month has been a disgraceful time for the news media, with headline after headline, news report after news report on supposed Clinton scandals that were obvious nothingburgers — as the … Read more »

September 07, 2016, 11:39am

By Paul Waldman – Washington Post.

This article contains a video – and is best viewed by clicking here:… Read more »

September 05, 2016, 2:22pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Americans of a certain age who follow politics and policy closely still have vivid memories of the 2000 election — bad memories, and not just because the man who lost the popular … Read more »