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Commentary: Health, work and lies Commentary: Health, work and lies
10 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?
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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]
Commentary: Other people's views
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you’re turning 40 and you realize you want to leave accounting and become a hip-hop artist. People will say you’re having a pathetic midlife crisis, but should you do it anyway? [Read More]
Commentary: No more chances for Stephen Glass
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Everybody hates the other guy’s lawyer, so the news that serial fabricator Stephen Glass was denied a license to practice law by the California Supreme Court has unsettled certain of his former colleagues in Washington journalism. [Read More]
Commentary: We have computerized your job
10 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Some thoughts about work. It is under attack from a giant labor pool of maybe 200 million eager and qualified people in Asia and elsewhere, who will do it for less than it costs in the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Academy's 'ethics' hit sour note Commentary: Academy's 'ethics' hit sour note
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In a world where Woody Allen can get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes at the same time his adopted daughter accuses him of sexually abusing her when she was a child (Allen has repeatedly denied it), and where a film sets a record for use of the F-word ... [Read More]
Commentary: Shortcomings of TSA exposed Commentary: Shortcomings of TSA exposed
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was the week when America’s airline passengers got our sweet revenge. It happened right before our eyes. [Read More]
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