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Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy
5 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can’t get what they want. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew
6 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Ben Bradlee, who has died at the age of 93, did not so much edit The Washington Post as lead it. Other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything they could in the newspaper. That was not Bradlee’s way. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts
6 days ago - - GENE LYONS
By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections — approximately 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it. [Read More]
Commentary: The best way to defeat Ebola Commentary: The best way to defeat Ebola
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. [Read More]
Commentary: Who needs an Ebola czar? Commentary: Who needs an Ebola czar?
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
“Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!” [Read More]
Commentary: Putin and the pope Commentary: Putin and the pope
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you’d want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn’t want. [Read More]
Commentary: Community colleges' role key Commentary: Community colleges' role key
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap. [Read More]
Commentary: The audacity of Greg Orman Commentary: The audacity of Greg Orman
1 week ago - - BYRON YORK
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a “vacuous cipher.” [Read More]
Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all too often, to get lost in side issues. [Read More]
Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. [Read More]
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