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Commentary: Hash-oil brownies loaded with irony Commentary: Hash-oil brownies loaded with irony
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
This would be easy to overstate, but in comparison with much of the world, our country does a decent job of administering justice in a measured, equitable manner. [Read More]
Commentary: The tea party lives - in Europe Commentary: The tea party lives - in Europe
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — While tea party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories. [Read More]
Commentary: Solution to VA woes isn't new at all Commentary: Solution to VA woes isn't new at all
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed an urgent, sensible solution to the scandalous crisis of treatment delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals — and it should finally, belatedly, become official policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Messages from the VA scandal Commentary: Messages from the VA scandal
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Veterans Administration scandal contains messages galore, not the least of which is that bureaucratically managed, socialized medicine can be a life-robbing political blunder. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin blinked on Ukraine Commentary: Putin blinked on Ukraine
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There was a moment at the height of the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962 when Soviet ships approached to within just a few miles of a U.S. naval blockade and then, at the last minute, turned back. [Read More]
Commentary: Chicken plants and immigration Commentary: Chicken plants and immigration
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, former head of the Republican National Committee, now a political fixer and influential voice in GOP circles, says he first became seriously interested in immigration policy after Hurricane Katrina. [Read More]
Commentary: Secret success in Europe Commentary: Secret success in Europe
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
SINTRA, Portugal — I’ll am spending a couple of days at a forum sponsored by the European Central Bank whose de facto topic — whatever it may say on the program — will be the destructive monetary muddle caused by the Continent’s premature adoption of a single currency. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: 'Trigger warnings' from profs? RED-BLUE AMERICA: 'Trigger warnings' from profs?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate whether students should be able to opt out of sensitive college class discussions. [Read More]
Commentary: Some like it crackling Commentary: Some like it crackling
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Some people have such a radical vitality, such an electric consciousness, such a lifelong love affair with the world that when they stop breathing, it’s like a wind dying, like the waning and disappearing of a light. [Read More]
Commentary: The West's culture of envy Commentary: The West's culture of envy
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. [Read More]
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