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Commentary: Obama spreads around blame for ISIS rise Commentary: Obama spreads around blame for ISIS rise
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Obama is known for wanting to “spread the wealth around,” but he has now gone a step further. He is spreading blame around for his failure to notice the rapid rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
Commentary: What didn't the president know? Commentary: What didn't the president know?
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
For weeks, Official Washington has been combining an essential national security inquiry on why the Islamic State’s troops scored such quick successes in Iraq and Syria with its traditional midterm election Blame Game. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Beheadings not limited to ISIS
3 weeks ago -
In 1623, just two years after Native Americans and Pilgrims dined together at the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrim commander Myles Standish decapitated an enemy Indian chieftain and impaled his head on a pike outside of the Plymouth fort. [Read More]
Commentary: Order vs. disorder continues Commentary: Order vs. disorder continues
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve been arguing for a while now that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to the wider East-West clash of civilizations what off-Broadway is to Broadway. It’s where you can see many trends at a smaller scale first. [Read More]
Commentary: America's invisible rich Commentary: America's invisible rich
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Half a century ago, a classic essay in The New Yorker titled “Our Invisible Poor” took on the then-prevalent myth that America was an affluent society with only a few “pockets of poverty.” [Read More]
Commentary: Ending roadblock on pipeline Commentary: Ending roadblock on pipeline
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly all that time has passed under the administration of President Obama, who seems content never to decide the pipeline’s fate. [Read More]
Commentary: Walking away from football
3 weeks ago -
Of course my father wanted me to play football. He played in the coal mine league in western Pennsylvania, and in high school before that, and would have gone on to college to play football except he had to keep working to help support the family. [Read More]
Commentary: Stranger danger and guns Commentary: Stranger danger and guns
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Earlier this month, my iPhone vanished. I looked up its location on an app called Find My Friends that my wife and I use, and I had a shock: The app said my phone was in a house 15 miles away, in a neighborhood that I’d never visited. [Read More]
Commentary: Combating campus sexual assaults Commentary: Combating campus sexual assaults
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, “The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... [Read More]
Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama? Commentary: Who had it easier, Reagan or Obama?
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reading Ken Adelman’s fascinating history “Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War.” [Read More]
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