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Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve never been a victim of domestic violence, but I’ve loved people who have been. I say “people” because some of the victims have been men, despite the general “Burning Bed” stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. [Read More]
Commentary: The inflation cult persists Commentary: The inflation cult persists
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Wish I’d said that! Early last week, Jesse Eisinger of Pro Publica, writing on The Times’ DealBook blog, compared people who keep predicting runaway inflation to “true believers whose faith in a predicted apocalypse persists even after it fails to materialize.” [Read More]
Commentary: Second thoughts on immigration
5 weeks ago -
On June 30, President Obama ordered Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to recommend actions he could take “within my existing legal authorities” to fix immigration. [Read More]
Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down. [Read More]
Commentary: The reluctant leader Commentary: The reluctant leader
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Moses, famously, tried to get out of it. When God called on him to lead the Israelites, Moses threw up a flurry of reasons he was the wrong man for the job: I’m a nobody; I don’t speak well; I’m not brave. [Read More]
Commentary: The Bruce Levenson I know Commentary: The Bruce Levenson I know
5 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Bruce Levenson, the embattled principal owner of the Atlanta Hawks, is that anomaly in business: a nice guy who has come in first. [Read More]
Commentary: Critique from an Obama fan Commentary: Critique from an Obama fan
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I’m probably one of the few Americans left with some sympathy for President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, and even I have to admit that his Syria policy has been a mess. [Read More]
Commentary: We're more tolerant, more walled off
6 weeks ago -
Americans like to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it’s true that we’ve broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way we engage our differences has more recently begun to shift. [Read More]
Commentary: The sacking of Ray Rice Commentary: The sacking of Ray Rice
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The “indefinite suspension” of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fianceehas again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player. [Read More]
Commentary: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up Commentary: Roger Goodell's quest to measure up
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Proudly displayed on the wall of the commissioner of the National Football League is an instant replay, of sorts — a freeze-frame of Commissioner Roger Goodell's personal hero, in his most famous performance. [Read More]
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