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Commentary: A tale of two American cities Commentary: A tale of two American cities
5 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
This is a tale of two cities. Murrieta, in southern California, attracted a lot of TV cameras last month when protesters blocked three buses carrying illegal immigrants to a processing center. [Read More]
Commentary: Inflation hawks crying wolf Commentary: Inflation hawks crying wolf
5 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
According to a recent report in The Times, there is dissent at the Fed: “An increasingly vocal minority of Federal Reserve officials want the central bank to retreat more quickly” from its easy-money policies, which they warn run the risk of causing inflation. [Read More]
Commentary: Killing exposes militants' evil
5 days ago -
Those who serve as foreign correspondents in dangerous places are often asked: “Why would you put yourself in harm’s way?” [Read More]
Commentary: A looming crisis in medical research Commentary: A looming crisis in medical research
6 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The Bermuda Triangle is where aircraft, ships and people disappear. Another less-mysterious triangle swallows good ideas and great science, and leaves people vulnerable. [Read More]
Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary
6 days ago - - GENE LYONS
I once knew a curmudgeonly physician whose wife practiced family therapy. In her off hours, she often counseled a small army of girlfriends through romantic entanglements. [Read More]
Commentary: What does 'win' actually mean this time around in Iraq?
6 days ago -
Let's be honest. The United States has crossed the threshold on Iraq. We're in it to salvage the country — again — using American military might. [Read More]
Commentary: Left out in the cold on ice bucket fad Commentary: Left out in the cold on ice bucket fad
1 week ago - - MICHAEL HILTZIK
Americans are probably not unique in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat' Commentary: ISIS 'a national security threat'
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. [Read More]
Commentary: Alone again, naturally Commentary: Alone again, naturally
1 week ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. [Read More]
Commentary: Will the ends, will the means Commentary: Will the ends, will the means
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Hillary Clinton recently reignited the who-lost-Syria debate when she suggested that President Barack Obama made a mistake in not intervening more forcefully early in the Syrian civil war by arming the pro-democracy rebels. [Read More]
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