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Commentary: Don't dismiss the humanities Commentary: Don't dismiss the humanities
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
What use could the humanities be in a digital age? University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents’ nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment Commentary: Obama has reached Carter moment
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Belatedly — but, we hope, finally! — we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the Carterization of Barack Obama’s presidency. It has come not a moment too soon. We can only hope that it is real and not too late. [Read More]
Commentary: It's the loyalty, stupid Commentary: It's the loyalty, stupid
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts. In 1993, when he played a prim British nanny in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” I went to interview him at his Pacific Heights house. [Read More]
Commentary: Political talk chases Facebook friends
2 weeks ago -
Facebook: Talk politics and see how long your 'friends' last [Read More]
Commentary: Moral outrage over torture Commentary: Moral outrage over torture
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Assume there are two types of countries in the world: those that torture and those that don’t. Americans who believe that our nation is among non-torturers may have been disappointed recently when President Barack Obama announced, somewhat inelegantly, that “we tortured some folks.” [Read More]
Commentary: Support for Obamacare slipping Commentary: Support for Obamacare slipping
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Democrats have long believed Obamacare would become more popular once it was fully in place and Americans got a chance to see it up close. So why is Obamacare less popular now than a few months ago? Because it is fully in place and Americans have had a chance to see it up close. [Read More]
Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army” Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army”
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When liberal Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may take a bit longer but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same. [Read More]
Commentary: Phosphorus and freedom Commentary: Phosphorus and freedom
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. [Read More]
Commentary: Back to Iraq for the U.S. Commentary: Back to Iraq for the U.S.
3 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname. [Read More]
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