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THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Thomas Friedman writes a column for the New York Times.

Articles by THOMAS FRIEDMAN

Commentary: Two ex-spies and Trump Commentary: Two ex-spies and Trump
23 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush
24 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When it comes to rebutting Donald Trump’s observation that Vladimir Putin is a strong leader, it is hard to top the assessment of Russian-born Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, which The Times’ Andrew Higgins quoted in his story from Moscow: “Vladimir Putin is a strong drink." [Read More]
Commentary: We are all Noah now Commentary: We are all Noah now
25 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HONOLULU — Robert Macfarlane, in his book “Landmarks,” about the connection between words and landscapes, tells a revealing but stunning story about how recent editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary (aimed at 7-year-olds) dropped certain words that its editors deemed less relevant. [Read More]
Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise
26 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Anyone who says it doesn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins this election needs their head examined. The damage that Trump could do to our nation with his blend of intellectual laziness, towering policy ignorance and reckless impulsiveness is in a league of its own. [Read More]
Commentary: An ambiguous wink wink Commentary: An ambiguous wink wink
29 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated. His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a “traitor” and “a Nazi” for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout Commentary: Clinton's chance for a knockout
30 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Maybe I just missed it. But in all the testimonials at the Democratic convention about what Hillary Clinton has done for other people, I don’t recall anyone saying, “I started a business because of Hillary Clinton.” Or, “I hired someone because of Hillary Clinton.” [Read More]
Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People
31 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Yes, we’re having a national election right now. Yes, there are two parties running. But no, they are not the two parties that you think. It’s not “Democrats” versus “Republicans.” This election is really between “Wall People” and “Web People.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan
32 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. [Read More]
Commentary: The (GOP) party's over Commentary: The (GOP) party's over
33 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
This column has argued for a while now that there is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy. At least a one-party autocracy can order things to get done. [Read More]
Commentary: You break it, you own it Commentary: You break it, you own it
35 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The British vote by a narrow majority to leave the European Union is not the end of the world — but it does show us how we can get there. [Read More]
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