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Commentary: One small blow against gridlock Commentary: One small blow against gridlock
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
There’s nothing new about politicians using their offices to enhance their power. The word “gerrymander” was coined in 1812 after Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a bill creating a legislative district that resembled a salamander. [Read More]
Commentary: A local climate-change laboratory Commentary: A local climate-change laboratory
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm — climate change writ small — you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hate “urban music,” whether it’s rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they’re calling it these days. [Read More]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: [Read More]
Commentary: Mexico's mix of oil and drugs
1 week ago -
Mexico has witnessed a dramatic economic expansion since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994 and opened the country to foreign competition. [Read More]
Commentary: How to read books in the digital age Commentary: How to read books in the digital age
1 week ago -
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all? [Read More]
Commentary: When academics play 'police' Commentary: When academics play 'police'
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. [Read More]
Commentary: The merger industry doing just fine Commentary: The merger industry doing just fine
1 week ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Whether Rupert Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox succeeds in its $80 billion bid for Time Warner, rest assured the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry will do just fine. Very fine, actually. [Read More]
Commentary: A Cold War lesson for Iran
2 weeks ago -
Last week’s death of former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze brought well-deserved tributes for his central role in bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end. [Read More]
Commentary: Where's the Oval Avatar? Commentary: Where's the Oval Avatar?
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
The White House likes to use a phrase of tingling adventure to describe the president’s recent penchant for wandering the country talking to people: “The bear is loose.” [Read More]
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