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Who lost the white working class?

January 26, 2016 BERKELEY — Why did the white working class abandon the Democrats? The conventional answer is that Republicans skillfully played the race card. more »»

Almanac

January 26, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2016. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. more »»

China’s flawed ascent

January 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — China produces an astonishing number of astonishing numbers, including this: In the 20th century, America made automobiles mass-consumption items, requiring prodigious road building. more »»

Dollars for hostages

January 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — Every American should be glad that American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-workers. more »»

Almanac

January 25, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2016. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Ja. more »»

Optimism and Obama

January 23, 2016 NEW YORK — In the commercial that President Obama released prior to his final State of the Union address, Obama said he would tell Congress how “optimistic” he is about America’s future. Good. more »»

Sanders health plan more generous than Medicare

January 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medicare for all. more »»

Almanac

January 23, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2016. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. more »»

Obama’s gun control plan misfires

January 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Some of the fondest memories of my youth involve heading out into the woods in the Western Upper Peninsula to hunt with friends and famil. more »»

Campaigns matter, but so do candidates

January 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — If you’ve heard this story, please don’t stop me. more »»

Almanac

January 22, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2016. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.. more »»

Gov. Snyder — he should resign

January 21, 2016 FLINT — What the heck, I might as well start my new website (andrewheller.com) off with a bang: I think Gov. Snyder should step down for his role in the Flint water emergency. more »»

Too big to fail: The sequel?

January 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. more »»

Almanac

January 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2016. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. more »»

What are elections for?

January 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. more »»

Bernie’s plan to bust up Wall Street

January 19, 2016 BERKELEY — If you haven’t yet seen “The Big Short” — directed and co-written by Adam McKay, based on the nonfiction prize-winning book by Michael Lewis about the housing and credit bubble that... more »»

How They Voted

January 19, 2016 Senate Bill 90, Create African-American Affairs Commission: Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate To create an Office of African-American Affairs in the state Department of Civil Rights, and a government... more »»

Almanac

January 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. more »»

Rubio’s record of misjudgment

January 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — What boxer Sonny Liston’s manager said of him (Sonny had his good points, the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Rubio. more »»

Clinton reaching back into 2008 playbook

January 18, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged anew by Bernie Sanders, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is reverting to some of the same themes — even strikingly similar attack lines — from her 2008 primary... more »»

 
 
 

 

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