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Commentary: Press must work to get facts straight Commentary: Press must work to get facts straight
19 hours ago -
If American journalists are to retain credibility in this age of “fake news” and public skepticism of information, reporters and writers must check facts, consult well-placed sources, perform old-school legwork and avoid being led astray by their own prejudices and assumptions. [Read More]
Commentary: Meet 5 Trump administrations Commentary: Meet 5 Trump administrations
19 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
It should be clear by now that there are five different Trump administrations swirling before our eyes — Trump Entertainment, Trump Cleanup, Trump Crazy, Trump GOP and the Essential Trump — and no one can predict which will define this presidency, let alone make a success of it. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let bad undercut good Commentary: Don't let bad undercut good
2 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
One day, President Donald Trump is at a prayer meeting talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger being lousy on TV, and on another, he is naming the brilliant Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser. [Read More]
Commentary: NATO to U.S.: Yes sir, Mr. Trump Commentary: NATO to U.S.: Yes sir, Mr. Trump
2 days ago - - BYRON YORK
Candidate Donald Trump set off a furious controversy when he said NATO countries should pay their “fair share” of mutual defense costs and, later, that the treaty organization was “obsolete” because not enough of its efforts were directed against radical Islamic terrorism. [Read More]
Commentary: On economic arrogance Commentary: On economic arrogance
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
According to press reports, the Trump administration is basing its budget projections on the assumption that the U.S. economy will grow very rapidly over the next decade — in fact, almost twice as fast as independent institutions like the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve expect. [Read More]
Commentary: Can we get rid of Trump? Commentary: Can we get rid of Trump?
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We’re just a month into the Trump presidency, and already so many are wondering: How can we end it? [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and media like a demo derby Commentary: Trump and media like a demo derby
3 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. [Read More]
Commentary: What's really new at the border? Commentary: What's really new at the border?
3 days ago -
Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement are setting up interior check-points. Customs and Border Protection guards, emboldened by President Trump, have begun asking foreign visitors for their social-media usernames. [Read More]
Commentary: Trapped in Trump's brain Commentary: Trapped in Trump's brain
4 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Donald Trump is stuck in his own skull. He’s unreachable. [Read More]
Commentary: Power of turning other cheek Commentary: Power of turning other cheek
4 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
It was two years ago this month when Beshir Kamel went on television and thanked Islamic State terrorists for not editing out the last words of his brother and the other Egyptian men filmed being slaughtered along a beach in Libya. “Lord, Jesus Christ,” were the words. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to stop closing eyes to incompetence, venality Commentary: Time to stop closing eyes to incompetence, venality
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I don’t believe in a binary world. It’s rarely “either/or,” black or white, good or evil. People who live without ambiguity are probably happy, but I’m betting that they’re also undesirable dinner guests or life partners. [Read More]
Commentary: The silence of the hacks Commentary: The silence of the hacks
5 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The story so far: A foreign dictator intervened on behalf of a U.S. presidential candidate — and that candidate won. [Read More]
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