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Commentary: Triumph of the wrong Commentary: Triumph of the wrong
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet midterms to men of understanding. Or as I put it on the eve of another Republican Party sweep, politics determines who has the power, not who has the truth. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting things done in Congress Commentary: Getting things done in Congress
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Which Republican party will show up on Capitol Hill in January, when the GOP assumes control of the Senate? [Read More]
Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over! [Read More]
Commentary: U.S. business and the future of space travel
3 weeks ago -
Americans are spoiled when it comes to space travel. We beat the Soviet Union (now Russia) to the moon. We’ve sent unmanned crafts to Mars and toward Jupiter. Our satellites roam the nightly skies. [Read More]
Commentary: The governing party Commentary: The governing party
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every party in opposition goes a little crazy. For Republicans in the early Obama era, insanity took the form of the Sarah Palin spasm. Veteran politicos took the former Alaska governor seriously as a national figure. [Read More]
Commentary: Citizens United ruling resonates Commentary: Citizens United ruling resonates
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Look at it this way: At least the 2014 midterm elections are over. Maybe the most clueless pronouncement ever made by a U.S. Supreme Court justice was Anthony Kennedy’s comment in the 2010 Citizens United case arguing that unlimited “independent (campaign) expenditures ... [Read More]
Commentary: An opportunity for Obama Commentary: An opportunity for Obama
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Though he just may muff it, as he has muffed so much in this presidency of his, Barack Obama has just been handed a golden opportunity to rescue his legacy and to start doing some amazingly wondrous things for this country of ours, things he himself has said he wants. [Read More]
Commentary: America's broken politics Commentary: America's broken politics
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Let’s face it: The American political system is broken. The midterm elections were a stinging repudiation of President Barack Obama, but Republicans should also feel chastened: A poll last year found Congress less popular than cockroaches. [Read More]
Commentary: Talks on Iran like bargaining with devil Commentary: Talks on Iran like bargaining with devil
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Having missed a July deadline for reaching an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the six world powers party to the talks — the United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany — have set Nov. 24 as their new deadline. [Read More]
Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols Commentary: Voters seek staight-talking pols
3 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]
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