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Commentary: 2016, Facebook and disorder Commentary: 2016, Facebook and disorder
23 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
For a presidential campaign that has started so early, it’s striking how little most of the candidates want to engage with major issues of the day, let alone the future. [Read More]
Commentary: Press corps asks old questions anew Commentary: Press corps asks old questions anew
23 hours ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You are, just this once, a fully accredited member of the White House press corps. [Read More]
Commentary: Errors and lies Commentary: Errors and lies
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Ensnared by Iraq War history Commentary: Ensnared by Iraq War history
2 days ago - - BYRON YORK
In January 2007, shortly after entering the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton traveled to Iowa, where one of the first questions she faced was about her vote to authorize the war in Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Stephanopoulos broke core rule of journalism Commentary: Stephanopoulos broke core rule of journalism
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There’s an old saying in journalism, at least among the pure of heart. It simply is that you can’t sleep with the elephant if you are covering the circus. [Read More]
Commentary: Abandoning our infrastructure needs Commentary: Abandoning our infrastructure needs
3 days ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Regardless of any human error, it didn’t have to happen. That’s the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe. [Read More]
Commentary: Who is a journalist? Commentary: Who is a journalist?
3 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What must I do to get on the air?” [Read More]
Commentary: What 'Wild' has wrought Commentary: What 'Wild' has wrought
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, Calif. — This is arguably America’s greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers . [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education? Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education?
4 days ago -
Guest columnist Julie Ponzi joins Red-Blue America regular Joel Mathis in debating what’s going wrong with higher education in the U.S. [Read More]
Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother
4 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that “any president would have likely taken the same action Bush did with the information he had.” [Read More]
Commentary: New Day rising Commentary: New Day rising
4 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” It wasn’t because Barack Obama was recently critiquing religious conservatives that I thought of this quote from Dorothy Day. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate
5 days ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa, is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010, probably against Democrat Joe Sestak. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. [Read More]
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