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Commentary: Decline of political journalism Commentary: Decline of political journalism
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Upon first venturing to write about politics 20 years ago, I held naive views about political journalism. Specifically, I imagined that factual accuracy mattered as much as it did in the kinds of books and magazine pieces I’d written on nonpolitical topics. [Read More]
Commentary: Our machine masters Commentary: Our machine masters
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Some days I think nobody knows me as well as Pandora. I create a new music channel around some band or song and Pandora feeds me a series of songs I like just as well. In fact, it often feeds me songs I’d already downloaded onto my phone from iTunes. [Read More]
Commentary: Europe's economies at the brink Commentary: Europe's economies at the brink
3 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
BURGENLAND, Austria — There is another world crisis brewing — and one for which President Obama cannot be blamed. The Europeans have made a mess of things, and now the wolves are at the door. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeb and 'Read my lips,' Part II Commentary: Jeb and 'Read my lips,' Part II
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. According to Commentary magazine, Jeb Bush had an impressive record as governor, including tax reductions totaling $20 billion. [Read More]
Commentary: Possible benefits of a GOP Senate Commentary: Possible benefits of a GOP Senate
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Something big and much that is good are waiting to happen in America, and Republicans could aid the cause. Many bad things are already happening, and Republicans could maybe stop some of them or at least slow them down. [Read More]
Commentary: America's epidemic of Ebola fear
3 weeks ago -
It’s unfashionable to express sympathy for politicians these days, but spare an ounce of charity for all those officeholders trying to come up with reassuring responses to the terrifying — but so far, exaggerated — problem of Ebola in the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to end political dark money Commentary: It's time to end political dark money
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With its gush of deceptive, distorting video ads, Campaign 2014 has at least given us this: three out of the four branches of Washington's governance clearly have seen the light about dark money in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In May, I visited Vietnam and met with university students. After a week of being love-bombed by Vietnamese, who told me how much they admire America, want to work or study there and have friends and family living there, I couldn’t help but ask myself: “How did we get this country so wrong?" [Read More]
Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what may be the most important branch of our government, the judiciary. [Read More]
Commentary: More influence than numbers Commentary: More influence than numbers
3 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Pew Research Center just released data from its yearlong look at polarization, a follow-up to the June release of its largest survey ever on American politics. [Read More]
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