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Commentary: Hard lessons of Dec. 7, Sept. 11 Commentary: Hard lessons of Dec. 7, Sept. 11
12 hours ago -
Many wars are remembered and battles commemorated. But only two dates on the calendar awaken recollections of a sneak attack on American territory by an undeclared enemy. [Read More]
Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future
13 hours ago -
If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it’s the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation’s infrastructure. [Read More]
Commentary: The art of the scam Commentary: The art of the scam
13 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Remember Donald Trump’s tax returns? It was unheard-of for a presidential candidate to refuse to release returns, since doing so strongly suggests that he has something to hide. [Read More]
Commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75 Commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Only five of the 335 men who survived the unprovoked attack that sunk the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, remain alive. Donald Stratton, 94, is one of them. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Trump needs 'Mad Dog' Commentary: Why Trump needs 'Mad Dog'
2 days ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general’s Iraq war nickname: “Mad Dog.” [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should Trump give up Twitter? Red-Blue America: Should Trump give up Twitter?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether President-elect Donald Trump should spend so much time on social media. [Read More]
Commentary: Finding nation's Mother Teresa Commentary: Finding nation's Mother Teresa
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
PINE BLUFF, Ark. — If this political season has you feeling down, meet Annette Dove. She’s a salve for our aches and wounds, for she represents the American grass roots’ best. [Read More]
Commentary: White evangelicals fading, baffling Commentary: White evangelicals fading, baffling
3 days ago -
Overwhelmingly, 81 percent of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump — a twice-divorced vulgarian who calls women “pigs” and “slobs,” brags about extramarital affairs, and boasts of grabbing females by their private parts. [Read More]
Commentary: Seduction and betrayal Commentary: Seduction and betrayal
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump won the Electoral College (though not the popular vote) on the strength of overwhelming support from working-class whites, who feel left behind by a changing economy and society. [Read More]
Commentary: Not perfect, but excellent Commentary: Not perfect, but excellent
4 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
In one of the more bizarre twists in this incredibly bizarre year, Donald Trump now questions the legitimacy of ballots cast in an election that he won. [Read More]
Commentary: Teach teens how to be savvy about online news Commentary: Teach teens how to be savvy about online news
4 days ago -
The recent presidential election made one thing quite clear. Americans from all across the political spectrum struggle to separate reliable information and informed opinion from made-up facts and intentionally misleading perspectives. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro Commentary: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Fidel Castro was a very accommodating fellow. He died just a few hours before I did my weekly radio program, thereby giving me the great gift of his demise as topic No. 1. I made the most of it. [Read More]
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