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Commentary: Revive Free Flow of Information Act
4 weeks ago -
Is Congress ready to recognize that protecting reporters’ sources protects the public’s right to know? [Read More]
Commentary: When less was more in the news business Commentary: When less was more in the news business
5 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
When I first worked at the newspaper trade in Washington, back in 1966, it was a different form of journalism. I don’t mean the difference in the technology, the 24-hour news cycle, or the ramped up interest in celebrity. I mean something more protean, more organic. [Read More]
Commentary: In the land of mass graves Commentary: In the land of mass graves
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Just over two decades ago, Rwanda was swept up in a murderous wave of ethnic violence that was as bad or worse as anything happening today in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s an amazing fact that most of the Chicken Little rhetoric about the crisis in Iraq fails to take into account: The city of Mosul, population 1.5 million, fell to ISIL insurgents because two divisions of Iraq’s army (30,000 soldiers) shed their uniforms, abandoned their weapons and fled ... [Read More]
Commentary: Echoes of 2003 in Iraq debate Commentary: Echoes of 2003 in Iraq debate
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Is this 2014 or 2003? I’m flinching at a painful sense of deja vu as we hear calls for military intervention in Iraq, as President Barack Obama himself — taunted by critics who contend he’s weak — is said to be considering drone strikes there. [Read More]
Commentary: For Iraq ... too little, too late? Commentary: For Iraq ... too little, too late?
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained ... [Read More]
Commentary: What to do with the twins? Commentary: What to do with the twins?
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There is much talk right now about America teaming up with Iran to push back the coalition of Sunni militias that has taken over Mosul and other Sunni towns in western Iraq and Syria. For now, I’d say stay out of this fight — not because it’s the best option but because it’s the least bad. [Read More]
Commentary: Benghazi ringleader never a mystery Commentary: Benghazi ringleader never a mystery
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It appears the crucial lost intelligence about what really happened in the tragic Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, really has been hiding in plain sight all along — just like the attack’s suspected ringleader, who was finally snatched Sunday in a bloodless raid. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Crazy' matters in Vegas killings Commentary: 'Crazy' matters in Vegas killings
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Please indulge my colloquial use of the term "crazy" for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders. [Read More]
Commentary: Loss puts GOP agenda on hold Commentary: Loss puts GOP agenda on hold
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
It’s only natural that a who’s-up-and-who’s-down leadership struggle would consume House Republicans after the stunning primary defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor. There’s a big hole in the party’s top echelon, and it’s got to be filled. [Read More]
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