Articles of Interest
March 29, 2016, 4:40pm

By Mark Landler – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON —  President Obama delivered a forceful critique on Monday of politicians and the journalists who cover them, lamenting the circuslike atmosphere of the presidential campaign and declaring, “A job well done … Read more »

March 24, 2016, 1:03pm

New York Times.

It didn’t take long for Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels to seep into the American presidential race. Predictably, the two leading Republicans called for severe measures against Muslims. Donald Trump also reiterated his faith in waterboarding suspected … Read more »

March 22, 2016, 11:48am

By Nancy Pelosi.

THE long-endangered Republican Deficit Hawk is now extinct.

In December, the Republican Congress passed into law a huge permanent package of tax measures as part of the tax and spending deal. However, Republicans refused to pay for … Read more »

March 20, 2016, 7:27pm
By Richard Dreyfuss and Lance Simmens

The rampant hysteria being generated by Donald Trump’s surprising run at the Republican presidential nomination is both needlessly and potentially destructive. It is being exacerbated by Trump’s narcissism and scorched earth campaign but abetted

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March 19, 2016, 6:19am

By Claire Cain Miller – New York Times.

Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling?

It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t

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March 16, 2016, 12:26pm

New York Times.
WASHINGTON — The Senate will grapple this week with perhaps the most contentious issue in the food industry: whether the government should require mandatory labeling on foods containing genetically engineered ingredients.

On Wednesday, the Senate is set … Read more »

March 10, 2016, 6:38pm

By Thomas Friedman. New York Times.

Donald Trump is a walking political science course. His meteoric rise is lesson No. 1 on leadership: Most voters do not listen through their ears. They listen through their stomachs. If a leader can … Read more »

March 07, 2016, 3:08pm

The New York Times.
IS there any scarier nightmare than President Donald J. Trump in a tense international crisis, indignant and impatient, with his sweaty finger on the nuclear trigger?

“Trump is a danger to our national security,” John B. … Read more »

March 07, 2016, 12:31pm

By David Remnick – The New Yorker.

Nearly three decades ago, Howard Kaminsky, of Random House, called on the real-estate developer and self-marketing master Donald Trump at his office on Fifth Avenue. Kaminsky brought along a cover design for “Trump: … Read more »

March 04, 2016, 3:44pm


IN my 36-year tenure in the United States Senate — nearly half of it as chairman or ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee — I presided or helped preside over … Read more »