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Commentary: U.S. birthrate just about right
4 days ago -
The new demographic reality for the United States, Europe and many countries in Asia and Latin America is an aging population. Governments will face increasing financial pressure as the number of taxpayers shrinks and baby boomers retire. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the future of Obamacare? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the future of Obamacare?
5 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
With Republican victories in the midterm elections, the future of Obamacare is once again up in the air. Is this end for Obamacare? Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk debate the issue. [Read More]
Commentary: Islam's question: Who are we? Commentary: Islam's question: Who are we?
5 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The 9/11 suicide attack, spearheaded by 19, mostly Saudi, young men in the name of Islam, ignited a debate in the Sunni Arab world about religion and how their societies could have produced such suicidal fanatics. [Read More]
Commentary: Give American workers a raise
6 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
American workers need a raise, and there’s one simple way to boost incomes at the lower end of the pay scale: Increase the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. [Read More]
Commentary: There's dignity in defying death
6 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The seamless vision of life, as the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin once noted, is the only way to ensure individual dignity. [Read More]
Commentary: FCC should move on 'Net neutrality'
6 days ago -
It’s no small irony that President Barack Obama supported protections for an open Internet on the same day he arrived in China, a nation that notoriously controls and censors Internet communications. [Read More]
Commentary: China, coal and climate
6 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s easy to be cynical about summit meetings. Often they’re just photo ops, and the photos from the latest Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, which had world leaders looking remarkably like the cast of “Star Trek,” were especially cringe-worthy. [Read More]
Commentary: The agency moment Commentary: The agency moment
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
George Eliot was an emotionally needy young woman. Throughout her 20s, she fell for a series of inappropriate and unavailable men, craving their affection. [Read More]
Commentary: The media-pollster axis stole election Commentary: The media-pollster axis stole election
1 week ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Politics is the hot ticket in journalism these days. Young reporters long to cover Capitol Hill, when once they longed for the exotic life of the foreign correspondent. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Animal House Republicanism' Commentary: 'Animal House Republicanism'
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
This too shall pass. In the bipolar gong show of Washington politics, it’s the Republicans’ turn. Count on them to opt for televised spectacle over governing. It’s what they do. [Read More]
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