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Commentary: A deficit of trust Commentary: A deficit of trust
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Most people accept the notion that politicians don’t always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential. [Read More]
Commentary: Still as mad as ever Commentary: Still as mad as ever
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I often wonder what Paddy would think. I wish I could have a pastrami on wry with the late writer and satirist at the Carnegie Deli and get an exhilarating blast of truth about “the atomic, subatomic and galactic structure of things today.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare will reduce incomes Commentary: Obamacare will reduce incomes
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s no doubt the Affordable Care Act will redistribute wealth in America. People at the top of the income ladder will pay more; people at the bottom will benefit. But how, exactly, will that work? [Read More]
Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality Commentary: Women reach foul-language equality
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The recent brief dust-up (let’s hope it’s brief) over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s use of the F- word as an epithet aimed at the European Union does highlight the dramatic change of culture in women in public life, including the highest ranks of the government. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Winner, losers in farm bill? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Winner, losers in farm bill?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a new weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the substance of the recently-passed farm bill. [Read More]
Commentary: Health, work and lies Commentary: Health, work and lies
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Wednesday, Douglas Elmendorf, the director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, said the obvious: losing your job and choosing to work less aren’t the same thing. If you lose your job, you suffer immense personal and financial hardship. [Read More]
Commentary: Whose garbage is this anyway? Commentary: Whose garbage is this anyway?
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HEBRON, West Bank — It was not your usual Holy Land tour, but surely one of the most revealing I’ve ever had. A team from Friends of the Earth Middle East took me around to see how waste, sewage and untreated water flow, or don’t, between Israel and the West Bank. [Read More]
Commentary: Let us not mourn Hoffman's selfish death Commentary: Let us not mourn Hoffman's selfish death
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I remember watching a made-for-television movie in 1973 that changed my life. Not that I had much of it to change at the age of 11. Still, it grabbed me by the throat in the way that only a poorly filmed, terminally earnest public-service announcement ever could. [Read More]
Commentary: The hand over the lens Commentary: The hand over the lens
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The top Super Bowl highlight was not Peyton Manning struggling or Renee Fleming singing or even that adorable puppy nuzzling a horse in the Budweiser commercial. It was Bill O’Reilly grilling Barack Obama. [Read More]
Reliable fingers needed on nukes
9 weeks ago -
What’s up with the people entrusted to launch the nation’s nuclear weapons? Cheating, drugs, safety violations and a drunk, cavorting commander do not inspire confidence that the world’s deadliest arsenal is in good hands. [Read More]
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