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Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis' Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis'
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brushstrokes about foreigners. Actually, they were more like a bullfighter’s red cape, or scarlet blood in the water. [Read More]
Commentary: Health care nightmares Commentary: Health care nightmares
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When it comes to health reform, Republicans suffer from delusions of disaster. They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. [Read More]
Commentary: The guys don't get it Commentary: The guys don't get it
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The guys still don’t get it. The latest example of men behaving badly is Michael Hayden, the former CIA director. He said on Fox that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, was motivated by a “deep emotional feeling” when she endorsed a still-secret report ... [Read More]
Commentary: Pity the plutocrats Commentary: Pity the plutocrats
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
Pity the poor plutocrats, victims of the envious mob. You can hardly open the Wall Street Journal these days without reading a self-pitying screed by some billionaire hungry for love. [Read More]
Commentary: Waitstaff and the minimum wage Commentary: Waitstaff and the minimum wage
1 week ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
So you think the federal minimum wage is $7.25? Well, that’s for people who do not get tips, or rather for those who are not recognized to get tips. [Read More]
Commentary: The moral power of curiosity Commentary: The moral power of curiosity
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most of us have at one time or another felt ourselves in the grip of the explanatory drive. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing hockey with Putin Commentary: Playing hockey with Putin
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Shortly before the Sochi Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game there. In retrospect, he was clearly warming up for his takeover of Crimea. Putin doesn’t strike me as a chess player, in geopolitical terms. [Read More]
Commentary: Kerry's folly in the Middle East Commentary: Kerry's folly in the Middle East
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeb Bush in the vortex Commentary: Jeb Bush in the vortex
1 week ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
The epic sibling drama of the Republican Party is finally coming to a climax. [Read More]
Commentary: The court knows, and we're worse off Commentary: The court knows, and we're worse off
1 week ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The latest Supreme Court ruling — defending the rights of billionaires to try to rent, if not buy, the gratitude and votes of unlimited numbers of politicians — has just provided fresh evidence that helps us finally answer a central question that has divided the experts. [Read More]
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