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Commentary: Woman who goaded boyfriend into suicide must pay Commentary: Woman who goaded boyfriend into suicide must pay
4 hours ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
If you know me, you know someone very close to me committed suicide. If you don’t know me, all you have to do is Google “Christine Flowers” near “suicide” and you’ll have a concise history of my writings on the topic. [Read More]
Commentary: Needed pushback on feds' snooping Commentary: Needed pushback on feds' snooping
5 hours ago -
Another day, another revelation about government abuses of surveillance powers and Americans’ privacy. Now, many in Congress are pushing back against such violations. [Read More]
Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America
5 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently. [Read More]
Commentary: The future has arrived Commentary: The future has arrived
5 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Just about everybody in Washington can agree on at least one thing: Partisan rancor is rising, while decency and civility in public life are declining. One key reason for that deeply damaging trend: Congressional districts are increasingly drawn to create safe seats for one party or the other. [Read More]
Commentary: 10 years later, iPhone owns us Commentary: 10 years later, iPhone owns us
19 hours ago -
Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. [Read More]
Commentary: Kelly exposes conspiracist Commentary: Kelly exposes conspiracist
20 hours ago - - GENE LYONS
As vigorously hyped broadcast events go, Megyn Kelly’s televised confrontation with internet conspiracy cultist Alex Jones proved something of a dud. Not because Kelly didn’t give it her best. [Read More]
Commentary: Air traffic control reform overdue Commentary: Air traffic control reform overdue
20 hours ago -
The U.S. air traffic control system has fallen woefully behind most of the rest of the world, but we may finally be on the cusp of a promising reform decades in the making. [Read More]
Commentary: Opioid epidemic met with shrug Commentary: Opioid epidemic met with shrug
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghan wars combined. [Read More]
Commentary: Improve life, quit doing these things Commentary: Improve life, quit doing these things
2 days ago - - GINA BARRECA
In these days of turmoil and strife, there are things we can stop doing to make life better for ourselves and those around us. You will find a dozen items (plus a bonus) conveniently detailed in the list below. [Read More]
Commentary: Sinking feeling in Puerto Rico Commentary: Sinking feeling in Puerto Rico
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is drowning. The island, so popular with tourists, is $123 billion in debt. [Read More]
Commentary: Where did 'We the people' go? Commentary: Where did 'We the people' go?
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
A few days ago I was at a conference in Montreal, and a Canadian gentleman, trying to grasp what’s happening to America, asked me a simple question: “What do you fear most these days?” [Read More]
Commentary: Who's to blame for political violence? Commentary: Who's to blame for political violence?
4 days ago -
Last Wednesday morning, a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders volunteer shot five people at a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game. One of them was the third-ranking House Republican, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise. [Read More]
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