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Commentary: Immigration enriches you and me Commentary: Immigration enriches you and me
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
A book warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our tastes.” A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease. Back in the mid-1800s those statements were made about Irish immigrants. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Necessary relief or abuse of power? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Necessary relief or abuse of power?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Should the president have used his executive authority to change U.S. immigration rules without Congress? Or is this simply abuse of power? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama Commentary: Scary new, up-and-at-'em Obama
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama, who was once a seemingly laid-back, autocratically minded, economically confused, deceptive, politically klutzy, often naive Big Government worshipper, has changed since an election in which voters said they were dismayed at his doings. He is not laid back anymore. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Is the eight-year cycle in Pa. dead? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Is the eight-year cycle in Pa. dead?
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Elections always leave some unfinished business. Tom Wolf’s historic win over incumbent Tom Corbett is no exception. Why Wolf won has been discussed widely and fully analyzed. [Read More]
Commentary: Bird kill number should be public
4 weeks ago -
It turns out alternative energy companies, supposedly kinder than kind to Mother Nature, have some dirty not-so-little secrets. At least one of them wants to keep it that way. [Read More]
Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow. America’s performance — 3.5 percent annual growth, 5.8 percent unemployment rate — looks positively robust by comparison. [Read More]
Commentary: Suffer the little children Commentary: Suffer the little children
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is one of my favorite places in New York City. It’s a Civil War-vintage building that housed successive waves of immigrants, and a number of apartments have been restored to look exactly as they did in various eras. [Read More]
Commentary: Big data and man's best friend Commentary: Big data and man's best friend
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As I write, the love of my life is off to the state penitentiary. I expect her back at the farm in late afternoon. She’s a volunteer with Paws in Prison, an organization that matches homeless dogs with inmate trainers. [Read More]
Commentary: The cruelty of the holiday season Commentary: The cruelty of the holiday season
4 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
T.S. Eliot may have had it wrong: The cruelest months are November and December, when the holidays are upon us, not April. For those who are broken — broken in all the ways that people can be broken — the holidays are a special hell. [Read More]
Commentary: Love and gravity Commentary: Love and gravity
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most Hollywood movies are about romantic love, or at least sex. But Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” has almost no couples, so you don’t get the charged romance you have in normal movies where a man and a woman are off saving the world. [Read More]
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