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  • The poison of postmodern lying

    All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
  • The orphaned middle class

    On almost every left-right issue that divides Democrats and Republicans -- as well as Republicans themselves -- there is a neglected populist constituency. The result is that populist politics are largely caricatured as Tea Party extremism -- and a...
  • 'Game changers'

    When -- not if -- is the only mystery about an Iranian nuclear bomb. All the warning signs are there. 'Game changers' In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama on two occasions went out of his way to warn the Iranians that the development of a...
  • Looking for a different sort of president

    The second terms of the latest three presidents have not been successful. Bill Clinton was impeached after his infamous lie to Americans, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." George W. Bush was blamed for the postwar violence in Iraq....
  • Joel Brinkley: Iran's looming environmental crisis

    The world is watching the ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. They began days after tens of thousands of Iranian demonstrators screamed "Death to America!" as they remonstrated outside the former United States embassy in Tehran....
  • Is populism dead?

    Occupy Wall Streeters claimed that they were populists. Their ideological opposites, the Tea Partiers, said they were, too. Both became polarizing. And so far populism, whether on the right or left, does not seem to have made inroads with the...
  • Daum: Save the nation — buy now

    Daum: Save the nation — buy now
    Remember the famous Stanford marshmallow study of 1972? It asked children at a campus nursery school to choose between eating a marshmallow (or a cookie or a pretzel, depending on their preference) right away or waiting while the researcher stepped out of...
  • Don't know much about geography

    In Sam Cooke's classic 1959 hit "Wonderful World," the lyrics downplayed formal learning with lines like, "Don't know much about history ... Don't know much about geography." Over a half-century after Cooke wrote that lighthearted song, such ignorance is...
  • The decline of college

    For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upper-mobility and a rich shared-learning experience. Young Americans for four years took a common core of classes, learned to look at the world dispassionately, and gained...
  • A new class of MacArthur 'geniuses'

    A new class of MacArthur 'geniuses'
    A physician who has created a new model for providing health care to those who can least afford it. A novelist who takes readers into the swampy backwaters of the Everglades. An astrophysicist who searches for other planets — and finds them....
  • The lost generation: Young people have been had

    There are all sorts of time bombs embedded within Obamacare. Will we force doctors to treat the millions of new Medicaid patients who are signing up for services that can be only partially reimbursed? How exactly will the IRS collect penalties from...