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Commentary: Nuns the best superheroes yet Commentary: Nuns the best superheroes yet
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: nuns. [Read More]
Commentary: Gloomy Dems want more cash Commentary: Gloomy Dems want more cash
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
I’ve been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November’s elections. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is mourning for celebrities silly? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is mourning for celebrities silly?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The deaths last week of comedian-actor Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall unleashed an outpouring of grief across the country. [Read More]
Commentary: Where's justice at Justice? Commentary: Where's justice at Justice?
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Jim Risen is gruff. The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie. [Read More]
Commentary: Highway to the danger zone Commentary: Highway to the danger zone
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
Remember MacGyver? He was the fictional television secret agent of 1980s television who would get out of world-threatening jams using only duct tape and a Swiss Army knife. Listening to Pope Francis in Korea the other day, I had some flashbacks to the prime-time show. [Read More]
Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I first heard about Robin Williams’ death while I was standing in line at my mother’s viewing and a friend’s BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. [Read More]
Commentary: A consensus on criminals Commentary: A consensus on criminals
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Partisan antagonism rules the capital, drowning out most attempts at constructive compromise. [Read More]
Commentar: The forever economic slump Commentar: The forever economic slump
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s hard to believe, but almost six years have passed since the fall of Lehman Bros. ushered in the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. [Read More]
Commentary: Growing U.S. role in Iraq
2 weeks ago -
Is it right to kill in order to prevent greater killing? A “yes” answer to that question was behind the atomic bomb decision that ended World War II. [Read More]
Commentary: The Bacall standard Commentary: The Bacall standard
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
“I believe the really good people would be reasonably successful in any circumstance,” the detective writer Raymond Chandler wrote in his notebook in 1949. If Shakespeare came back today, “he would have refused to die in a corner.” [Read More]
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