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Commentary: Too many secrets, not enough service Commentary: Too many secrets, not enough service
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
WASHINGTON — Did Julia Pierson get pushed off the glass cliff? [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: How important is your right to vote? RED-BLUE AMERICA: How important is your right to vote?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The midterm elections are just a few weeks away, and one of the traditional democratic virtues — voting — suddenly seems under fire. “Girls” star Lena Dunham offered a treatise urging voter turnout: “When you vote, you feel so, so good.” [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: America will continue to lead
8 weeks ago -
American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world. As Americans, we see the future not as something beyond our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort. [Read More]
Commentary: Depression denial syndrome Commentary: Depression denial syndrome
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last week, Bill Gross, the so-called bond king, abruptly left PIMCO, the investment firm he had managed for decades. People who follow the financial industry were shocked but not exactly surprised; tales of internal troubles at PIMCO had been all over the papers. But why should you care? [Read More]
Commentary: Has the trap already been set? Commentary: Has the trap already been set?
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Tony Blinken, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was outlining administration policy in the Middle East. “We’re not going to fall into their trap of sending hundreds of thousands of Americans back,” he told Fox News. “That’s exactly what they want us to do. [Read More]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
8 weeks ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in the U.S. and Canada: [Read More]
Commentary: The problem with pragmatism Commentary: The problem with pragmatism
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
During the 20th century, political thinkers were defined less by their attachment to political parties and more by their attachment to magazines. [Read More]
Commentary: Upside-down tea party dogma Commentary: Upside-down tea party dogma
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
When we moved to our Arkansas cattle farm, a friend lent us a book titled “A Straw in the Sun.” [Read More]
Commentary: What Islamic State could teach West Commentary: What Islamic State could teach West
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there’s something that President Barack Obama and all of us can learn from them. For, in one sense, the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama spreads around blame for ISIS rise Commentary: Obama spreads around blame for ISIS rise
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Obama is known for wanting to “spread the wealth around,” but he has now gone a step further. He is spreading blame around for his failure to notice the rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
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