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Commentary: Ebola fears take a political turn Commentary: Ebola fears take a political turn
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
One afternoon two weeks ago, I did my best to calm a friend who’d become fearful that her son would contract Ebola in Syria. The young man had enlisted in the National Guard. She knew the U.S. was bombing ISIS terrorists there, and that people were talking about “boots on the ground.” [Read More]
Commentary: Court's non-ruling on gay marriage Commentary: Court's non-ruling on gay marriage
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marry. [Read More]
Commentary: Give Obama a break on latte salute Commentary: Give Obama a break on latte salute
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some issues that take on life briefly in the media these days are so trivial that one hesitates to resurrect them once they’ve reached the end of their natural life span, which is ordinarily about the same as a mayfly’s. [Read More]
Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview Commentary: Panetta's memoir serves as preview
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The capital cognoscenti are again engaged in their ritual of fast-thumbing, speed-reading and savoring at least the choicest bits of the latest ex-official’s memoir — this one by President Obama’s former CIA director and secretary of defense, Leon Panetta. [Read More]
Commentary: Rich give less as poor dig deep
2 weeks ago -
Here’s news to warm Scrooge’s heart. Americans who have the most are giving more — to themselves. [Read More]
Commentary: New hope for solving social issues Commentary: New hope for solving social issues
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Hallelujah, fellow citizens. There’s a relatively new idea trotting about in the land. [Read More]
Commentary: Running on empty in Washington, D.C. Commentary: Running on empty in Washington, D.C.
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’m sure there are many technical explanations for the recent breakdowns in Secret Service protection that allowed an armed intruder to run right through the front door of the White House and an armed felon to ride on an elevator with President Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job Commentary: Playing it safe cost Pierson her job
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Julia Pierson’s failure as the first woman director of the Secret Service is symptomatic of a culture that pervades much of the federal government. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's not forget Bobby Jindal Commentary: Let's not forget Bobby Jindal
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
A few months ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Washington to introduce a new national health care proposal. While there, he arranged to meet privately with a small group of conservative journalists and policy experts at the offices of the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank. [Read More]
PAUL KRUGMAN: Voodoo economics rises from the dead PAUL KRUGMAN: Voodoo economics rises from the dead
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won’t gain much in conventional terms: They’re already able to block legislation, and they still won’t be able to pass anything over the president’s veto. [Read More]
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