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Commentary: Startling adult friendships Commentary: Startling adult friendships
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Somebody recently asked me what I would do if I had $500 million to give away. My first thought was that I’d become a moderate version of the Koch brothers. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Invisible hand' now in your pocket Commentary: 'Invisible hand' now in your pocket
2 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Adam Smith’s “invisible hand,” describing the efficient operation of markets, has morphed into a something else: an invisible hand in my pocket and yours. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. [Read More]
Commentary: The delays in immigration reform Commentary: The delays in immigration reform
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In light of President Obama’s decision to delay his much-anticipated edict on immigration until after November’s elections, some critics are asking why the president and Democrats in Congress didn’t pass immigration reform back when they had overwhelming majorities in both House and Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: Why do Americans hate America? Commentary: Why do Americans hate America?
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. [Read More]
Commentary: The messy campaign against Islamic State Commentary: The messy campaign against Islamic State
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
President Barack Obama’s rollout of a military campaign in Syria against the Islamic State gets messier by the day. [Read More]
Commentary: Winning Islam's other battle Commentary: Winning Islam's other battle
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This is the week Washington pounced on the question of whether or not American “boots on the ground” will be needed in our newest war against the terrifying forces of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's take a deep breath Commentary: Let's take a deep breath
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
LONDON — An existential struggle is taking place in the Arab world today. But is it ours or is it theirs? Before we step up military action in Iraq and Syria, that’s the question that needs answering. [Read More]
Commentary: How to get it wrong Commentary: How to get it wrong
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that was neither predicted nor prevented. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's 'steak' is not well done Commentary: Hillary's 'steak' is not well done
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: “She is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.” [Read More]
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