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Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A fundamental phenomenon drove the Republican sweep of Tuesday’s midterm elections, a hardcore political reality that, in the end, proved far more influential than a bandwagon-full of ideological imperatives and media spinner pontifications. [Read More]
Commentary: The world is fast Commentary: The world is fast
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
We’ve just had a nonsense midterm election. Never has more money been spent to think so little about a future so in flux. What would we have discussed if we’d had a serious election? [Read More]
Commentary: Business vs. economics Commentary: Business vs. economics
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
TOKYO — The Bank of Japan, this country’s equivalent of the Federal Reserve, has lately been making a big effort to end deflation, which has afflicted Japan’s economy for almost two decades. [Read More]
Commentary: Ben Bradlee - Kennedy's courier Commentary: Ben Bradlee - Kennedy's courier
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor who died recently, has been widely praised for his work building up The Washington Post and bringing down Richard Nixon. His guidance of the paper’s Watergate coverage thrilled a generation, and maybe two generations, of aspiring journalists. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S. energy story entirely good news
3 weeks ago -
Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That’s the lowest price since just after the recession ended. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats playing the race 'deck' Commentary: Democrats playing the race 'deck'
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Forget the race “card.” In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race “deck.” [Read More]
Commentary: Flying blind in Iraq, Syria Commentary: Flying blind in Iraq, Syria
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Islamic State has accompanied its brutal takeover of large swaths of Iraq and Syria with the kidnapping and beheading of journalists. Any Western journalists who would dare to venture into Islamic State territory today would be risking their lives every second. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Move would hit Putin in pocketbook
3 weeks ago -
Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine is fueled by an energy trade war in which the United States, regrettably, is an absent actor. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Requiring 'affirmative consent' RED-BLUE AMERICA: Requiring 'affirmative consent'
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The latest battle in the culture wars has popped up — where else? — in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill requiring colleges to adopt standards for handling sexual assault cases. [Read More]
Commentary: What should a GOP Congress do?
3 weeks ago -
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was a freshly minted Cal State Bakersfield MBA in 1994, when House Republicans, led by Minority Whip Newt Gingrich, wrested control of the lower chamber for the first time in four decades. [Read More]
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