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Commentary: Walking away from football
20 hours ago -
Of course my father wanted me to play football. He played in the coal mine league in western Pennsylvania, and in high school before that, and would have gone on to college to play football except he had to keep working to help support the family. [Read More]
Commentary: Stranger danger and guns Commentary: Stranger danger and guns
20 hours ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Earlier this month, my iPhone vanished. I looked up its location on an app called Find My Friends that my wife and I use, and I had a shock: The app said my phone was in a house 15 miles away, in a neighborhood that I’d never visited. [Read More]
Commentary: Combating campus sexual assaults Commentary: Combating campus sexual assaults
20 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... [Read More]
Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama? Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama?
2 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading Ken Adelman’s fascinating history “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we act on climate change? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we act on climate change?
2 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Will America ever take bold action on climate change? Should it? [Read More]
PAUL KRUGMAN: America's show-off society PAUL KRUGMAN: America's show-off society
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Liberals talk about circumstances; conservatives talk about character. This intellectual divide is most obvious when the subject is the persistence of poverty in a wealthy nation. [Read More]
Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse? Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse?
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Apathy undermines electoral system POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Apathy undermines electoral system
3 days ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
What is the biggest problem facing America today? Certainly, there is a long litany to choose from: foreign wars, corrupt politicians, out-of-control spending, a dysfunctional Congress, educational inequities, a broken political process, uncontrolled gun violence — the list goes on. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
3 days ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
Commentary: The good order Commentary: The good order
4 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When she was writing, Maya Angelou would get up every morning at 5:30 and have coffee at 6. [Read More]
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