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Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand Politically Uncorrected: Corbett's last stand
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s a trite but true political aphorism: “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” If you’re a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you “sit,” it’s hard to see Gov. Tom Corbett's budget action as anything but a last-gasp effort to change perceptions of his leadership. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare fails to fail Commentary: Obamacare fails to fail
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
How many Americans know how health reform is going? For that matter, how many people in the news media are following the positive developments? [Read More]
Commentary: Teach physics to wayward teenagers
2 weeks ago -
There’s a great anecdote one often hears from professional dancers: As a kid, I could never sit still, they’ll say. My teacher wanted to put me on Ritalin, but my parents put me in dance class. [Read More]
Commentary: Chelsea cashes in on Clinton brand Commentary: Chelsea cashes in on Clinton brand
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Chelsea Clinton never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America’s first daughter. So it’s strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc. [Read More]
Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate Commentary: Bloomberg puts cash into gun debate
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may be a longer, hotter summer for the gun freaks than they have had in some time, with Michael Bloomberg planning to give the NRA and its minions a dose of their own medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't fence me in Commentary: Don't fence me in
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is GOP cold-hearted on poor?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? [Read More]
Commentary: Use power of purse to save border Commentary: Use power of purse to save border
3 weeks ago - - DIANA WEST
Dear Members of Congress, here’s an assignment for you: Watch the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” and pay particular attention to the part in which Dorothy realizes that in her ruby red slippers, she had the magic power she needed all along. [Read More]
Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1 Commentary: Maxwell Smart's world, Part 1
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In the 1960s, there was a popular sitcom — “Get Smart” — about hapless secret agent Maxwell Smart, who went by the code name “Agent 86.” “Get Smart” introduced the shoe phone to U.S. audiences, but the show also introduced something else: its own version of the bipolar world. [Read More]
Commentary: Who wants a depression? Commentary: Who wants a depression?
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
One unhappy lesson we’ve learned in recent years is that economics is a far more political subject than we liked to imagine. Well, duh, you may say. [Read More]
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