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Commentary: Obama weakness or is it ours? Commentary: Obama weakness or is it ours?
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The odds are that you think President Barack Obama’s foreign policy is a failure. That’s the scathing consensus forming, with just 36 percent of Americans approving of Obama’s foreign policy in a New York Times/CBS News poll released this week. [Read More]
Commentary: Misguided embrace of religious hatred Commentary: Misguided embrace of religious hatred
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
All hell was breaking out, yet again, in the Arab world that surrounds Israel — well before the late news that broke in a most unlikely locale Friday and was mainly missed by most of the world. [Read More]
Commentary: The myths of ISIL and SISI Commentary: The myths of ISIL and SISI
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The past month has presented the world with what the Israeli analyst Orit Perlov describes as the two dominant Arab governing models: ISIL and SISI. [Read More]
Commentary: Iraq exit may lead through Iran Commentary: Iraq exit may lead through Iran
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I’m skeptical about the capacity of the force of arms to provide solutions that endure very far into the future. [Read More]
Commentary: Not so fast with 'good news' Commentary: Not so fast with 'good news'
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more choices than originally envisioned. [Read More]
Commentary: World War I is a war too easy to forget
5 weeks ago -
Commenting recently about seeing the play “War Horse,” one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that “even some of the Nazis had humane feelings” for the plight of animals caught up in war. [Read More]
Commentary: Difference between Republicans, Democrats Commentary: Difference between Republicans, Democrats
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: “I’m happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison.” [Read More]
Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser Commentary: Fantasy-speak from Obama adviser
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Barack Obama and a longtime confidant of the president, told reporters at breakfast the other day that there is an opportunity this summer for meaningful immigration reform. [Read More]
Commentary: The big green test Commentary: The big green test
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an op-ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” and called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encoura [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Who's at fault for Iraq violence RED-BLUE AMERICA: Who's at fault for Iraq violence
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the responsibility for the new unrest in Iraq. [Read More]
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