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Commentary: Continuing crisis of the Eurocrats Commentary: Continuing crisis of the Eurocrats
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A century ago, Europe tore itself apart in what was, for a time, known as the Great War — four years of death and destruction on an unprecedented scale. Later, of course, the conflict was renamed World War I — because a quarter-century later Europe did it all over again. [Read More]
Commentary: Collegians able to protect themselves Commentary: Collegians able to protect themselves
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Supposedly, students at some of our most prestigious universities find themselves confronted with existential challenges. Some are required to read books and watch films that could conceivably upset them emotionally. [Read More]
Commentary: Really good books, Part 1 Commentary: Really good books, Part 1
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
People are always asking me what my favorite books are. I’ve held off listing them because it seems self-indulgent. But, with summer almost here, I thought I might spend a couple columns recommending eight books that have been pivotal in my life. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Turkey's future be secularism or Islam? Commentary: Will Turkey's future be secularism or Islam?
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
ISTANBUL — The skyline of this most cosmopolitan of cities also tells the political narrative of Turkey and the strains that may decide its future. [Read More]
Commentary: Send unruly parents to time-out chair Commentary: Send unruly parents to time-out chair
9 weeks ago - - FRANK CERABINO
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — News item: A fight in the Poinciana Elementary school cafeteria broke out between two parents who were there for a student play, prompting the brief lockdown of the Boynton Beach school, the Palm Beach County School District reported. [Read More]
Commentary: Remember to forget Commentary: Remember to forget
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
The Right to Be Forgotten. It sounds like the title of a classic novel about desire and memory, perhaps Marcel Proust’s sequel to “Remembrance of Things Past.” [Read More]
Commentary: The VA, the NHS and choice Commentary: The VA, the NHS and choice
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — President Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported. [Read More]
Commentary: Four words going bye-bye Commentary: Four words going bye-bye
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The more I read the news, the more it looks to me that four words are becoming obsolete and destined to be dropped from our vocabulary. And those words are “privacy,” “local,” “average” and “later.” [Read More]
Commentary: Our vets deserve an advocate Commentary: Our vets deserve an advocate
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In his last months as president, Harry Truman sat in his Oval Office and contemplated the fate that would befall Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the World War II hero who would be his successor. [Read More]
Commentary: Geithner threw up many roadblocks Commentary: Geithner threw up many roadblocks
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
By any normal standard, economic policy since the onset of the financial crisis has been a dismal failure. It’s true that we avoided a full replay of the Great Depression. [Read More]
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