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Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal Commentary: Sizing up latest IRS scandal
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Many years ago I walked into the senatorial offices of Republican John Williams of Delaware and noticed a number of big boxes stacked in the hallway. [Read More]
Commentary: Is it legal because Obama did it? Commentary: Is it legal because Obama did it?
8 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama, whose power abuses have played a role in the imperilment of tens of thousands of children and earned him slaps by the Supreme Court and the threat of a suit by House Republicans, has promised more of the same. [Read More]
Commentary: When the wrong guy is imprisoned Commentary: When the wrong guy is imprisoned
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
On the day after his 32nd birthday, Michael Morton returned from work to find his home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by yellow police tape. [Read More]
Commentary: We must not be enemies Commentary: We must not be enemies
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Howard Baker wrote his own epitaph. The Tennessee Republican served in the Senate for 18 years — eight of them as his party’s leader — before retiring in 1984. When he died recently at 88, we looked up a speech Baker gave in 1998, in which he described his leadership style. [Read More]
CON: Are 'trigger warnings' good idea?
8 weeks ago -
MADISON, Wis. — Free-speech controversy is riveting higher education again. Major schools recently dis-invited graduation speakers whom activists deemed “improper” to their notions of justice. [Read More]
PRO: Are 'trigger warnings' good idea?
8 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The college classroom is properly the site of serious discussion of potentially traumatic topics. Trigger warnings don’t interfere with that process — in fact, they enhance it. [Read More]
Commentary: Build roads we won't Commentary: Build roads we won't
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
You often find people talking about our economic difficulties as if they were complicated and mysterious, with no obvious solution. As the economist Dean Baker recently pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that things have gone terribly wrong in the VA hospitals. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
8 weeks ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: [Read More]
Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class' Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class'
8 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The “new class” was a concept in the 1970s that various writers and commentators, led by Irving Kristol, used to describe an important social and political phenomenon of the time. It represented a kind of Fifth Estate, or extracurricular branch of government. [Read More]
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