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Commentary: Liberty, equality and efficiency Commentary: Liberty, equality and efficiency
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse. [Read More]
Commentary: Stormtroopers, a Wookiee, CPAC Commentary: Stormtroopers, a Wookiee, CPAC
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
OXON HILL, Md. — The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week’s Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers” and a Wookiee from the 1977 film “Star Wars.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Putin outsmarting Obama? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Putin outsmarting Obama?
6 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 American response to events in Urkaine. [Read More]
Commentary: President seeking some R-E-S-P-E-C-T Commentary: President seeking some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it. President Barack Obama pulled a Quayle Thursday night at a White House performance by the women of soul and muffed the title of Aretha Franklin’s anthem. “R-S-P-E-C-T,” he said, looking a bit confused and eliciting laughter. [Read More]
Commentary: The archipelago of pain Commentary: The archipelago of pain
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We don’t flog people in our prison system, or put them in thumbscrews or stretch them on the rack. We do, however, lock prisoners away in social isolation for 23 hours a day, often for months, years or decades at a time. [Read More]
Commentary: The hammock fallacy Commentary: The hammock fallacy
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. So when you see something like the current scramble by Republicans to declare their deep concern for America’s poor, it’s a good sign, indicating a positive change in social norms. Goodbye, sneering at the 47 percent; hello, fake compassion. [Read More]
Commentary: Hidden meanings of 'Downton' Commentary: Hidden meanings of 'Downton'
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Recently, I had the disconcerting experience of seeing Lady Mary Crawley on a Boeing 747. Costumed as a flight attendant, she was, and looking rather alarmed at the spectacle of that great Irish lout Liam Neeson heroically rampant in the passenger cabin with a pistol. [Read More]
Commentary: Job seekers face mortar-board barrier Commentary: Job seekers face mortar-board barrier
6 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Every year or so a new study, learned treatise or book comes out that says that we in the United States overdo the college thing; that we are turning out young people with bachelor’s degrees for jobs that don’t require them ... [Read More]
Commentary: Maps versus markets in Ukraine
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The crisis in Ukraine highlights two truths about international politics: Some things have not changed since the end of the Cold War. And some things have changed a lot. [Read More]
Commentary: Honoring the good guys who said, 'No'
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This time, the good guys won. There are a few, so pay close attention. [Read More]
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