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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]
Commentary: It takes a mentor Commentary: It takes a mentor
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Dems embrace filibuster? Commentary: Will Dems embrace filibuster?
6 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
During Harry Reid’s tenure as majority leader, there has been no dirtier word in the Senate than “filibuster.” [Read More]
Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most politicians, I’m convinced, believe they can talk their way out of anything. Whether it is arrogance, over-confidence or just plain stupidity, this trait often seems to lead them into disaster when facing serious legal challenges to their conduct in office. [Read More]
Commentary: Scots, what the heck? Commentary: Scots, what the heck?
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Next week Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. [Read More]
Commentary: When whites just don't get it, Part 2 Commentary: When whites just don't get it, Part 2
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In my recent column, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It,” I took aim at what I called “smug white delusion” about race relations in America, and readers promptly fired back at what they perceived as a smugly deluded columnist. [Read More]
Commentary: The McDonnell verdict Commentary: The McDonnell verdict
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia. [Read More]
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