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Commentary: Teach physics to wayward teenagers
7 weeks ago -
There’s a great anecdote one often hears from professional dancers: As a kid, I could never sit still, they’ll say. My teacher wanted to put me on Ritalin, but my parents put me in dance class. [Read More]
Commentary: Chelsea cashes in on Clinton brand Commentary: Chelsea cashes in on Clinton brand
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Chelsea Clinton never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America’s first daughter. So it’s strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc. [Read More]
Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, with Michael Bloomberg planning to give the NRA and its minions a dose of their own medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't fence me in Commentary: Don't fence me in
7 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]
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