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Commentary: How this war ends Commentary: How this war ends
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
RAMALLAH, West Bank — I had held off coming to Israel, hoping the situation in Gaza would clarify — not in terms of what’s happening, but how it might end in a stable way. [Read More]
Commentary: Let sacrifice be your safe word Commentary: Let sacrifice be your safe word
7 weeks ago -
Everyone who knew Gershon Burd knew he was “a nice guy.” He would purposely sit by an entrance to his yeshiva study group so that he could smile at people as they walked in — but they really had no idea the depths of his goodness until he died last year, on his 40th birthday, in an accident. [Read More]
Commentary: Is the English language being 'dissed'?
7 weeks ago -
Is the English language being massacred by the young, the linguistically untidy and anyone who uses the Internet? Absolutely. [Read More]
Commentary: Knowledge isn't power Commentary: Knowledge isn't power
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
One of the best insults I’ve ever read came from Ezra Klein, who now is editor in chief of Vox.com. In 2007, he described Dick Armey, the former House majority leader, as “a stupid person’s idea of what a thoughtful person sounds like.” [Read More]
Commentary: One person made a difference Commentary: One person made a difference
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
When Cokie was a freshman at Wellesley College in 1960, she met a boy from Harvard named Marc Roberts at a political event. Two years later at another meeting, she saw someone who looked a lot like Marc. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
7 weeks ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: [Read More]
Commentary: The character factory Commentary: The character factory
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government anti-poverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a cease-fire to end the bloodbath in Gaza, then so has everybody else. [Read More]
Commentary: Motorcades a sign of Africa's values deficit Commentary: Motorcades a sign of Africa's values deficit
7 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Next week, Washington will seize up. Roads will be closed and traffic will be snarled in maybe the worst tie-ups the city has ever seen, except for those on Sept. 11, 2001. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Maybe in America' Commentary: 'Maybe in America'
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — I’ve been arguing that the big divide in the world these days is between the world of order and a growing world of disorder. If you’re keeping score at home, the world of disorder just added another country: Libya. [Read More]
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