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Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama
22 hours ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama, who was once a seemingly laid-back, autocratically minded, economically confused, deceptive, politically klutzy, often naive Big Government worshipper, has changed since an election in which voters said they were dismayed at his doings. He is not laid back anymore. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Is the eight-year cycle in Pa. dead? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Is the eight-year cycle in Pa. dead?
22 hours ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Elections always leave some unfinished business. Tom Wolf’s historic win over incumbent Tom Corbett is no exception. Why Wolf won has been discussed widely and fully analyzed. [Read More]
Commentary: Bird kill number should be public
22 hours ago -
It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that way. [Read More]
Commentary: Suffer the little children Commentary: Suffer the little children
22 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is one of my favorite places in New York City. It’s a Civil War-vintage building that housed successive waves of immigrants, and a number of apartments have been restored to look exactly as they did in various eras. [Read More]
Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship
22 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow. America’s performance — 3.5 percent annual growth, 5.8 percent unemployment rate — looks positively robust by comparison. [Read More]
Commentary: Love and gravity Commentary: Love and gravity
2 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most Hollywood movies are about romantic love, or at least sex. But Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” has almost no couples, so you don’t get the charged romance you have in normal movies where a man and a woman are off saving the world. [Read More]
Commentary: The cruelty of the holiday season Commentary: The cruelty of the holiday season
2 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
T.S. Eliot may have had it wrong: The cruelest months are November and December, when the holidays are upon us, not April. For those who are broken — broken in all the ways that people can be broken — the holidays are a special hell. [Read More]
Commentary: Big data and man's best friend Commentary: Big data and man's best friend
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
As I write, the love of my life is off to the state penitentiary. I expect her back at the farm in late afternoon. She’s a volunteer with Paws in Prison, an organization that matches homeless dogs with inmate trainers. [Read More]
Commentary: Do politicians love children? Commentary: Do politicians love children?
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We Americans love children. Indeed, we love them so much that, on average, child care workers earn almost as much per hour ($10.33) as workers who care for animals ($10.82), according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. [Read More]
Commentary: Teaching hate in Middle East Commentary: Teaching hate in Middle East
3 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of violence and hatred directed against Israel and the Jewish people. [Read More]
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