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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]
Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I remember, as a child, watching “Ben-Hur” and wondering why being sent to a “leper colony” was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats and according to my Time-Life Nature book, not particularly vicious unless provoked. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: One day, many elections on Tuesday POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: One day, many elections on Tuesday
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
How many gubernatorial elections will Pennsylvania hold on Tuesday? A trick question? Yes, sort of — but the question reveals an important and too little recognized characteristic of state elections. [Read More]
Commentary: Even less fun than usual Commentary: Even less fun than usual
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
If Republicans gain control of the Senate, what will that mean for the last two years of the Obama administration? As young people often say about their relationships on Facebook: It’s complicated. [Read More]
Commentary: Verizon crosses line on privacy Commentary: Verizon crosses line on privacy
3 weeks ago -
Verizon Wireless, the country’s most popular mobile phone operator, has been quietly inserting into its customers’ Web browsing sessions an identifier unique to each device they use, making it possible for websites and advertising networks to build profiles of individual customers. [Read More]
Commentary: Apologizing to Japan Commentary: Apologizing to Japan
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
TOKYO — For almost two decades, Japan has been held up as a cautionary tale, an object lesson on how not to run an advanced economy. After all, the island nation is the rising superpower that stumbled. [Read More]
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]
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