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Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At the end of September, two adjacent columns on the New York Times website pointed toward an inescapable conclusion, expressed in the last two sentences of the second column, which we will get to in a moment. [Read More]
Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis? Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis?
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other? [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's record at issue in Ark. Commentary: Obama's record at issue in Ark.
6 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
CONWAY, Ark. — In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but begged voters here in Arkansas not to use their vote as an expression of disapproval for Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Revenge of the unforgiven Commentary: Revenge of the unforgiven
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The world economy appears to be stumbling. For a while, things seemed to be looking up, and there was talk about green shoots of recovery. But now growth is stalling, and the specter of deflation looms. [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
An Iraqi official recently told me this story: When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. [Read More]
Commentary: Rebuilding Gaza for next attack Commentary: Rebuilding Gaza for next attack
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: A duty to die at age 75? RED-BLUE AMERICA: A duty to die at age 75?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Red-Blue America columnists square off on the article by physician Ezekiel Emanuel, who wrote in the October issue of the Atlantic Monthly that Americans are too obsessed with living long lives and that "75 is a pretty good age to aim to stop." [Read More]
Commentary: Lady psychopaths are welcome Commentary: Lady psychopaths are welcome
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Fighting Superman is super hard. “The guy is tough,” says Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman in a new film where the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel duke it out. The actor is also having a tricky time with less heroic characters in his new hit movie, “Gone Girl." [Read More]
Commentary: World must fight Ebola at its source
6 weeks ago -
Indifference fueled the early stages of the Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organization was slow to realize the power of the outbreak, and once it declared an emergency in early August, the world was slow to respond. [Read More]
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