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DAVID BROOKS: When the circus descends
13 hours ago -
We are pretty familiar with this story: A perfectly sensible if slightly boring idea is walking down the street. Suddenly, the ideological circus descends, burying the sensible idea in hysterical claims and fevered accusations. The idea’s political backers beat a craven retreat. The idea dies. [Read More]
ALEX BEAM: The peculiar urgency of mortality
13 hours ago -
I was hanging out with my late-onset baby boomer pals — the early 60s crowd — when the conversation turned to death, imminence of. Ten years earlier, few of our peers had died. Now, a death in our age cohort wasn’t exactly news. [Read More]
GENE LYONS: How we devalued the 'R-word'
14 hours ago -
At the risk of angering somebody like MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, I sometimes used to joke that I only look white. Actually, I’m Irish. Meaning basically that I wasn’t raised to think the man in the big house had all the answers, nor deserved all the power he’d inherited. [Read More]
MAUREEN DOWD: Game of drones
1 day ago -
It will be tough to go into the big battle against drones without the irrepressible Goose. [Read More]
CAL THOMAS: Chicken Little 'science'
1 day ago -
The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters’ concerns. [Read More]
JAY AMBROSE: Feds are coming, feds are coming
1 day ago -
Here comes Cliven Bundy, who looked like a 21st-century Paul Revere as he ran about his Nevada ranch shouting the feds are coming, the feds are coming, successfully arousing others who joined him in standing up to a mighty force that backed down in some of its overkill. Is he a hero, then? No, but s [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare's good, bad news lacking Commentary: Obamacare's good, bad news lacking
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare? Probably not. Even though it is important news you need to know so you can make smart decisions that will help you and your family. [Read More]
Commentary: Not the same old, same old Commentary: Not the same old, same old
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
At first, the article in The Jerusalem Post last week seemed like the same old, same old: A picture of a ransacked Israel Defense Forces post in the West Bank. [Read More]
Commentary: Three expensive milliseconds Commentary: Three expensive milliseconds
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. [Read More]
Commentary: Whether it's bikes or bytes, teens are teens Commentary: Whether it's bikes or bytes, teens are teens
4 days ago - - DANAH BOYD
If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. [Read More]
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