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Commentary: Don't fence me in Commentary: Don't fence me in
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? [Read More]
Commentary: Use power of purse to save border Commentary: Use power of purse to save border
7 weeks ago - - DIANA WEST
Dear Members of Congress, here’s an assignment for you: Watch the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” and pay particular attention to the part in which Dorothy realizes that in her ruby red slippers, she had the magic power she needed all along. [Read More]
Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1 Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In the 1960s, there was a popular sitcom — “Get Smart” — about hapless secret agent Maxwell Smart, who went by the code name “Agent 86.” “Get Smart” introduced the shoe phone to U.S. audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its own version of the bipolar world. [Read More]
Commentary: Who wants a depression? Commentary: Who wants a depression?
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
One unhappy lesson we’ve learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to imagine. Well, duh, you may say. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Married at First Sight' and the power of marriage Commentary: 'Married at First Sight' and the power of marriage
7 weeks ago - - JOANNA WEISS
Grab the smelling salts, TV viewers! The latest reality series to make people apoplectic is called “Married at First Sight,” and it’s just what the title suggests: Three sets of strangers allow a team of experts to arrange them into marriages, for real and possibly forever. [Read More]
Commentary: Failing the test on basic economics
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Here’s a quiz: Which politician favors reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which aids American companies that compete in world markets and last year helped support $37 billion in exports and 205,000 domestic jobs while actually turning a profit? [Read More]
Commentary: Why Obama makes GOP panic Commentary: Why Obama makes GOP panic
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you’ve heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II. [Read More]
Commentary: Barking mad about dog justice Commentary: Barking mad about dog justice
7 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
You are embarking on reading something that is hopelessly one-sided, patently biased and completely partisan. It is plainly and simply a call for equality. [Read More]
Commentary: Is life more baseball or soccer? Commentary: Is life more baseball or soccer?
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer? Baseball is a team sport, but it is basically an accumulation of individual activities. Throwing a strike, hitting a line drive or fielding a grounder is primarily an individual achievement. [Read More]
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