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Commentary: Two-for-price-of-one presidency Commentary: Two-for-price-of-one presidency
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Wednesday, standing on yet another world stage — this one in Estonia — President Obama sounded at last like the global leader the world urgently needs. [Read More]
Commentary: Still few facts in Ferguson case
8 weeks ago -
Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Mo., more than three weeks ago now. Since then, the case has been the talk of the nation. I’ve discussed it with family and friends, on radio and on television. [Read More]
Commentary: The Medicare miracle Commentary: The Medicare miracle
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So, what do you think about those Medicare numbers? What, you haven’t heard about them? Well, they haven’t been front-page news. But something remarkable has been happening on the health-spending front, and it should (but probably won’t) transform a lot of our political debate. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about Islamic State? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What should U.S. do about Islamic State?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
At the beginning of the year, President Barack Obama compared the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to a “JV team” putting on Lakers uniforms. [Read More]
Commentary: When whites just don't get it Commentary: When whites just don't get it
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Many white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Gates Commentary: 'Finding Your Roots' with Dr. Gates
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. A modern-day version of that program is “Finding Your Roots,” the latest in a brilliant series about race, identity and heritage hosted by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. [Read More]
Commentary: Sunday lunch, Monday blues Commentary: Sunday lunch, Monday blues
9 weeks ago -
RIOFRIO, Spain — Sunday in Spain and time for lunch. This small town, about an hour from the Mediterranean coast, is famous for the trout that are raised here in large concrete ponds. [Read More]
Commentary: Warren Buffett betrays America
9 weeks ago -
It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like paying taxes but hates America. [Read More]
Commentary: Philly Little Leaguers gave us something to smile about Commentary: Philly Little Leaguers gave us something to smile about
9 weeks ago -
The world is filled with controversies, and not all of them are equally compelling, much less legitimate. [Read More]
Commentary: The fall of France
9 weeks ago -
Nor does France’s situation seem particularly fragile. It doesn’t have a large trade deficit, and it can borrow at historically low interest rates. [Read More]
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