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Commentary: Alone again, naturally Commentary: Alone again, naturally
11 hours ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat' Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat'
11 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. [Read More]
Commentary: Left out in the cold on ice bucket fad Commentary: Left out in the cold on ice bucket fad
11 hours ago - - MICHAEL HILTZIK
Americans are probably not unique in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. [Read More]
Commentary: Will the ends, will the means Commentary: Will the ends, will the means
1 day ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Hillary Clinton recently reignited the who-lost-Syria debate when she suggested that President Barack Obama made a mistake in not intervening more forcefully early in the Syrian civil war by arming the pro-democracy rebels. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let Ukraine crisis derail reforms Commentary: Don't let Ukraine crisis derail reforms
1 day ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The bucolic views of 2,000 acres of Wales countryside surrounding Celtic Manor just outside Newport are magnificent. But they won’t help 67 heads of state, who will be there for the Sept. 4-5 NATO summit, view the one thing they most urgently need to see. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Missouri Commentary: Theater of the Absurd in Missouri
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. [Read More]
Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics Commentary: Indictment nothing but Texas politics
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a governor seems to be risky business these days. Take the former chief executive of Virginia, for instance. [Read More]
Commentary: 'The Great Illusion' keeps us at war Commentary: 'The Great Illusion' keeps us at war
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A century has passed since the start of World War I, which many people at the time declared was “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, wars just kept happening. And with the headlines from Ukraine getting scarier by the day, this seems like a good time to ask why. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuns the best superheroes yet Commentary: Nuns the best superheroes yet
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: nuns. [Read More]
Commentary: Gloomy Dems want more cash Commentary: Gloomy Dems want more cash
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
I’ve been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November’s elections. [Read More]
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