Opinion | Republicans, the Real Chickens of Kiev

WASHINGTON — When he was running in 2016, Donald Trump told me that he reminded himself of another presidential candidate — someone, Trump said, who was also tremendously good-looking, a former entertainer and a Democrat-turned-Republican. The vainglorious Trump felt he was the second coming of Ronald Reagan. It is true …

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When the Judge Became the Defendant

Newton District Court is a sleepy, two-room courthouse in a wealthy, liberal suburb. On a recent afternoon, a judge hearing a woman’s shoplifting case admiringly noted her degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. “This is Newton,” joked its clerk magistrate, Henry Shultz, “where you’re considered a dropout if …

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Buttigieg Jumps Out to Lead in Iowa Poll

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg continues to surge in Iowa, leapfrogging Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to hold a commanding lead among likely Democratic caucusgoers, according to a new poll from The Des Moines Register and CNN. The poll showed that Mr. Buttigieg, the …

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Opinion | Can Hong Kong’s Courts Save the City?

The police did have reason to take action that day: The CUHK campus is connected to a public footbridge that hangs over a major highway, and the footbridge was occupied by protesters who were throwing bricks and petrol bombs, blocking traffic and endangering the public. Whatever the protesters were doing …

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