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Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Everyone knows that the Obama administration’s domestic economic agenda is stalled in the face of scorched-earth opposition from Republicans. And that’s a bad thing: The U.S. economy would be in much better shape if Obama administration proposals like the American Jobs Act had become law. [Read More]
Commentary: The triumph of TARP Commentary: The triumph of TARP
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
One of our favorite political stories took place during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964. A friend was standing outside a Goldwater rally when a woman burst from the room, tears streaming down her face. [Read More]
Commentary: The real minimum wage saga Commentary: The real minimum wage saga
7 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
I once earned the minimum wage not because I needed an entry-level job, but because I needed the money. It was a minimum-wage job or a begging bowl and the street. [Read More]
Commentary: Ease and ardor Commentary: Ease and ardor
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Michel de Montaigne and Samuel Johnson are two of the greatest essayists who ever lived. They tackled similar problems and were fascinated by some of the same perplexities, but they represent different personality types and recommended two different ways to live. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems real target of misleading ads Commentary: Dems real target of misleading ads
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Politically speaking, here’s the thing about those melodramatic ads attacking the Affordable Care Act currently running on TV: In terms of actual policy, they’re as futile as the 40-odd votes to repeal the law that House Republicans have already cast. [Read More]
Commentary: St. Patrick parade marches backward Commentary: St. Patrick parade marches backward
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I have long been opposed to gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. [Read More]
Commentary: The war for poverty Commentary: The war for poverty
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
This year is the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s War on Poverty and there has been lots of discussion of whether it worked or didn’t. It didn’t, at least as regards its advertised purpose of reducing poverty. But it didn’t do anything to worsen it, either. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Sen. Cruz out of control? Commentary: Is Sen. Cruz out of control?
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
What you think of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, depends on who you believe. [Read More]
Commentary: The Cold War isn't back Commentary: The Cold War isn't back
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
With Russia growling over the downfall of its ally running Ukraine and still protecting its murderous ally running Syria, there is much talk that we’re returning to the Cold War — and that the Obama team is not up to defending our interests or friends. I beg to differ. [Read More]
Commentary: The two faces of Vladimir Putin Commentary: The two faces of Vladimir Putin
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Nighttime skies glowed fiery orange at the edges of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, just days ago — and the whole world was watching. [Read More]
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