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Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism
20 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow unrestricted immigration, but for the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Two questions for Sanders Commentary: Two questions for Sanders
20 hours ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington, Vt., in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. [Read More]
Commentary: A 'promising' beginning Commentary: A 'promising' beginning
2 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s 2016 presidential campaign has gotten off to a highly promising start — and that’s the problem. Presidential candidates have been overpromising, left and right. [Read More]
Commentary: Can social media be both destroyer and creator? Commentary: Can social media be both destroyer and creator?
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. [Read More]
Commentary: Iowa loss signals problems for Trump Commentary: Iowa loss signals problems for Trump
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. [Read More]
Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C. Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C.
3 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The FBI is hunting. Not for terrorists, but for a new place from which to hunt. The cost is going to be high — well over a billion dollars. [Read More]
Commentary: The United States of Trump Commentary: The United States of Trump
4 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the beginning there was a combative media. Dating to colonial America, as Eric Burns has chronicled in his book, “Infamous Scribblers,” politicians and journalists have mostly had a love (for Democrats)-hate (for Republicans) relationship. [Read More]
Commentary: Wind, sun and fire Commentary: Wind, sun and fire
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet. Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t — put an end to climate deniers’ claims that global warming has stopped. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity? Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity?
5 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the Oscars need more diversity. [Read More]
Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing' Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing'
5 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. [Read More]
Commentary: Addiction act should get OK Commentary: Addiction act should get OK
6 days ago -
Congress has historically treated drug abuse as a malady afflicting mostly poor, minority communities, best dealt with by locking people up for long periods of time. [Read More]
Commentary: Protesters at fault for tragic outcome Commentary: Protesters at fault for tragic outcome
6 days ago -
The unlawful armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon could be close to ending. Or not. Such vigilante actions have a way of inspiring copycat protests elsewhere, often by militants who are more fanatical than their predecessors. [Read More]
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