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PRO: Are 'trigger warnings' good idea?
3 weeks ago -
NEW YORK — The college classroom is properly the site of serious discussion of potentially traumatic topics. Trigger warnings don’t interfere with that process — in fact, they enhance it. [Read More]
Commentary: Build roads we won't Commentary: Build roads we won't
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
You often find people talking about our economic difficulties as if they were complicated and mysterious, with no obvious solution. As the economist Dean Baker recently pointed out, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary Commentary: Advice for new VA secretary
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that things have gone terribly wrong in the VA hospitals. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
3 weeks ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: [Read More]
Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class' Commentary: Short, important life of 'new class'
3 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The “new class” was a concept in the 1970s that various writers and commentators, led by Irving Kristol, used to describe an important social and political phenomenon of the time. It represented a kind of Fifth Estate, or extracurricular branch of government. [Read More]
Commentary: The media vs. Hillary Clinton Commentary: The media vs. Hillary Clinton
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Exactly why the Washington press clique has always had it in for Hillary Clinton has never been entirely clear. [Read More]
Commentary: Social science palooza Commentary: Social science palooza
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A day without social science is like a day without sunshine. Fortunately, every morning Kevin Lewis of National Affairs magazine gathers recent social science findings and emails them out to the masses. You can go to the National Affairs website to see and sign up for his work, but, in the meantime, [Read More]
Commentary: My head's exploding
4 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Why can’t we? Who would have thought that Iraq imploding would give the mountebanks who tricked us into war a chance to rear their heads and seek rehabilitation — somehow grabbing onto the hellish spiral as proof that they were right in their original wrongness? [Read More]
Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Happy Fourth of July! The Fourth is always a grand day to consider what a remarkable nation we live in. I’m not fond of the language of “American Exceptionalism,” the idea that our nation is a “shining city on a hill,” chosen by God for some profound spiritual purpose. [Read More]
Commentary: How 'reasonable' is Dems' plan? Commentary: How 'reasonable' is Dems' plan?
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. [Read More]
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