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Commentary: An outbreak of sanity
Reports by presidential commissions are often like those statues that dominate public squares in Washington: massive in size, but opaque in origin and quickly obscured by a thick layer of grime. [Read More]
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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: [Read More]
Commentary: Capitalism for the masses
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When Arthur Brooks was 24, he was playing the French horn in a chamber music concert in Dijon, France. He noticed a beautiful woman smiling at him from the front row, so, after the recital, he made a beeline for her and introduced himself. [Read More]
Commentary: Back in Clintonland
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 1993, a Washington Post reporter asked me which Clinton was smarter, Bill or Hillary. As a magazine journalist long residing in Arkansas, I’d never covered state government and would have described the president and first lady as friendly acquaintances, nothing more. [Read More]
Commentary: Appointed ambassadors can be good
8 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The practice of presidents rewarding political donors and allies by making them ambassadors is under attack because so many are making fools of themselves in their Senate confirmation hearings. [Read More]
Commentary: Back to future's not a winner for GOP Commentary: Back to future's not a winner for GOP
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Kathleen Willey is back. For people who have forgotten, she is the former volunteer aide to President Bill Clinton who claims he sexually harassed her 20 years ago. She wrote a book about it called “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton.” [Read More]
Commentary: Breakfast before the MOOC Commentary: Breakfast before the MOOC
8 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Beginning March 2, Professor Hossam Haick will teach the first massive open online course, or MOOC, on nanotechnology in Arabic. What’s more interesting, though, he explained to me the other day over breakfast is some of the curious email he’s received ... [Read More]
Commentary: Preaching religious freedom overseas
8 weeks ago -
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948 says, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.” But, like other rights enshrined in that declaration, religious freedom is widely violated around the world. Is that any of the business [Read More]
Commentary: A GOP plan to fix Obamacare Commentary: A GOP plan to fix Obamacare
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s no doubt the vast majority of Republicans in Congress would repeal Obamacare if they could. Most GOP “alternative” bills begin with a clause to repeal the Affordable Care Act before proceeding to outline new policies to put in its place. [Read More]
Commentary: History ... get me rewrite! Commentary: History ... get me rewrite!
8 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I found myself sitting on a bar stool last winter next to Robert Caro at an Irish wake in Times Square for my irreplaceable Times colleague Frank Prial. [Read More]
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