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Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings
5 days ago - - GENE LYONS
One time, my wife and I went walking near a pasture where nine mares grazed. I knew them all by name. Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the herd stampeded. But what were they running from? [Read More]
Commentary: The case for low idealism Commentary: The case for low idealism
5 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you came of political age during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Maybe you were swept up in the idealism. But now you’ve seen an election driven by hope give way to an election driven by fear. [Read More]
Commentary: We're living in depressed times Commentary: We're living in depressed times
6 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge. [Read More]
Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
6 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East
6 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
At the end of September, two adjacent columns on the New York Times website pointed toward an inescapable conclusion, expressed in the last two sentences of the second column, which we will get to in a moment. [Read More]
Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis? Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis?
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other? [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's record at issue in Ark. Commentary: Obama's record at issue in Ark.
1 week ago - - BYRON YORK
CONWAY, Ark. — In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but begged voters here in Arkansas not to use their vote as an expression of disapproval for Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Revenge of the unforgiven Commentary: Revenge of the unforgiven
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The world economy appears to be stumbling. For a while, things seemed to be looking up, and there was talk about green shoots of recovery. But now growth is stalling, and the specter of deflation looms. [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species Commentary: ISIS comparable to invasive species
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
An Iraqi official recently told me this story: When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Mosul in the summer, the Sunni jihadist fighters in ISIS, many of whom were foreigners, went house to house. [Read More]
Commentary: Rebuilding Gaza for next attack Commentary: Rebuilding Gaza for next attack
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. [Read More]
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