WASHINGTON -- In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America's population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers). Fifty-seven years later, with seven new Cabinet agencies, and myriad n…

The Trump administration’s attacks on this nation’s tradition of a free and independent press are nothing if not reprehensible. But don’t let them remove our focus this week from what’s vitally important.

WASHINGTON -- Some American disasters come as bolts from the blue -- the stock market crash of October 1929, Pearl Harbor, the designated hitter, 9/11. Others are predictable because they arise from arithmetic that is neither hidden nor arcane. Now comes the tsunami of pension problems that …

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