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March 24, 2017

With a shrewdly calculated innocence, Judge Neil Gorsuch told a big fat lie at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Because it was a lie everyone expected, nobody called it that.

"There's no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge," Gorsuch said.

Gorsuch, the amiable veteran of many…

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March 24, 2017

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David Rockefeller, who died Monday at 101, was the last surviving grandson of Standard Oil pioneer John D. Rockefeller and spent 25 years at the helm of Chase Manhattan Bank. But that barely scratches the surface of his profound legacy.

Born to great wealth, Rockefeller (like his…

March 23, 2017

One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multigenerational project, that gives an overarching sense of meaning and purpose to our history.

For most of the past 400 years, Americans did have an overarching story. It was the…

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March 22, 2017

Determining one's own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person's birth certificate. If…

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March 22, 2017

Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping at the mall? When traveling, do you use a pay phone to get directions or to call a taxi?

Unless you are a stubborn iconoclast trying to make a statement — in…

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March 21, 2017

You have to give credit to state Republicans: They're pretty clever.

They keep finding simple issues to drive their voters to the polls while putting Democrats on the defensive, like an income tax cap.

If the House approves SB 75, voters will decide in November 2018 whether they want the state…

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March 21, 2017

Your likelihood of developing colon cancer is an astounding one in 20, according to the American Cancer Society. But early detection and removal of pre-cancerous polyps can prevent you from joining the more than 140,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. Most will survive with…

Charles Rhodes

March 20, 2017

President Trump might do the world a perverse favor. Voters in Western Europe appear to be looking at what America has brought upon itself and deciding: “We sure as heck don’t want to go there."

Thus did the Netherlands slap back the ethno-nationalist far right in its elections last…

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March 20, 2017

In the summer of 1987, I led a team of young lawyers to oppose President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Our work found its way into the devastating confirmation hearing testimony of Erwin Griswold, the former Harvard Law School dean who had been Bork's predecessor…

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March 19, 2017

To the outrage of environmentalists, the Trump administration plans to roll back its predecessor's stringent gas-mileage regulations. Democratic senators are protesting and green groups are predicting lawsuits.

At issue is the Obama administration's decree, enacted in its final days, that by 2025…

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