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Commentary: Off to a good start Commentary: Off to a good start
1 day ago -
In any job, first impressions are important. It is always possible to recover from a difficult debut; but it is more forgivable to mess up in the future if the initial outing has been a success. [Read More]
Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror Commentary: I'm a conservative, and GOP convention was a horror
1 day ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
As Heidi Cruz left Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena after her husband, Ted, gave his stemwinder at the Republican National Convention, she was escorted by security through a hostile crowd. [Read More]
Commentary: The Siberian candidate Commentary: The Siberian candidate
1 day ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising to make America great again. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed
1 day ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
CLEVELAND — Two topics getting a lot of attention here last week won’t matter much in the fall. One is the Republican platform; the other is Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. [Read More]
Commentary: Democracy at risk Commentary: Democracy at risk
1 day ago -
This is the way democracy dies — not in the streets of Turkey, not because of a coup but in its aftermath and in the halls of power. And our own nation is standing by, watching it happen. [Read More]
Commentary: The dark knight Commentary: The dark knight
2 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Welcome to a world without rules. (I want you to read this paragraph in your super-scary movie trailer voice.) Welcome to a world in which families are mowed down by illegal immigrants, in which cops die in the streets, in which Muslims rampage the innocents and threaten our very way of life. [Read More]
Commentary: Universities have to do more Commentary: Universities have to do more
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Here we go again. At the rate these campus sexual abuse sagas are making news, it’s reasonable to ask what college administrators can possibly be thinking about. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics
2 days ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There wasn’t much subtlety in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech — or much innovation, either. Beforehand, some Republicans ventured that this was their nominee’s biggest opportunity to retool his agenda for the general election and to present a softer, more inclusive, more thoughtful Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP called Trump what? Commentary: GOP called Trump what?
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the GOP and in the Trump campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: The principle of cause and effect Commentary: The principle of cause and effect
3 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.” [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan
4 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. [Read More]
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