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Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon
3 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all too often, to get lost in side issues. [Read More]
Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship
3 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas?
1 day ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
William Allen White and Thomas Frank both got famous asking “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk attempt to answer the question again in 2014. [Read More]
Commentary: Remembering affair, differently Commentary: Remembering affair, differently
1 day ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators. Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes to the truth. [Read More]
Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Back in the mid-’60s, my aunt’s husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses that no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for a younger model. [Read More]
Commentary: What financial markets will Commentary: What financial markets will
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the Middle Ages, the call for a crusade to conquer the Holy Land was met with cries of “Deus vult!” — God wills it. But did the crusaders really know what God wanted? Given how the venture turned out, apparently not. [Read More]
Commentary: The Romney revival Commentary: The Romney revival
3 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Run, Mitt, run.” That was the chant as Mitt Romney appeared at a rally for Joni Ernst, the Republican Senate candidate in Iowa. The 2012 GOP standard-bearer hears those words a lot as he campaigns around the country this fall, and they trigger two questions. [Read More]
Editorial Roundup
3 days ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings
3 days ago - - GENE LYONS
One time, my wife and I went walking near a pasture where nine mares grazed. I knew them all by name. Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the herd stampeded. But what were they running from? [Read More]
Commentary: The case for low idealism Commentary: The case for low idealism
3 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you came of political age during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Maybe you were swept up in the idealism. But now you’ve seen an election driven by hope give way to an election driven by fear. [Read More]
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