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Commentary: The mental virtues Commentary: The mental virtues
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We all know what makes for good character in soldiers. We’ve seen the movies about heroes who display courage, loyalty and coolness under fire. But what about somebody who sits in front of a keyboard all day? [Read More]
Commentary: Why so many British jihadists? Commentary: Why so many British jihadists?
8 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
It is a simple question, but there are only fragments of an answer. The question is: Why do so many Muslims, born in Britain, turn to jihadism? [Read More]
Commentary: Is everyone a little bit racist? Commentary: Is everyone a little bit racist?
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. [Read More]
Commentary: How to fix NFL's 'Redskins' problem Commentary: How to fix NFL's 'Redskins' problem
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington, most notably Congress, is still away on its extended pre-Labor Day vacation, a fact that hasn’t altered the zero-sum rate at which your problems are being solved. [Read More]
Commentary: Scotland's future hangs in balance Commentary: Scotland's future hangs in balance
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.”  — Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland — For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film [Read More]
Commentary: Give president break on vacation Commentary: Give president break on vacation
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
After American journalist James Foley suffered a gruesome decapitation on video last week, President Barack Obama called the event appalling, commiserated with Foley’s parents via phone and departed for a round of golf with ex-NBA star Alonzo Mourning. [Read More]
Commentary: Perry case an assault on America Commentary: Perry case an assault on America
8 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Disagree with someone’s politics? Forget the ballot box, indict the bum and stick him in prison if you can. It’s a dangerous, totalitarian-threatening, un-American trend, says the wonderfully worthy Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor. [Read More]
Commentary: Wrong way nation Commentary: Wrong way nation
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again. What are his chances? Will he once again become a punch line? I have absolutely no idea. This isn’t a horse-race column. [Read More]
Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents Commentary: Cautions for war correspondents
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Being a war correspondent is glamorous and exciting, high up on the list of any aspiring young journalist. But it is also extremely dangerous under any circumstance but especially when those practicing it are pretty much on their own without the proper support or guidance. [Read More]
Commentary: The Golf Address Commentary: The Golf Address
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Fore! Score? [Read More]
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