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Commentary: America is Flint Commentary: America is Flint
4 hours ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We have been rightfully outraged by the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Mich. — an outrage that one health expert called “state-sponsored child abuse.” [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is inequality to blame in Flint? Red-Blue America: Is inequality to blame in Flint?
4 hours ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on the question of whether the water supply in Flint, Mich., would have been cleaned up sooner if it were a prosperous city. [Read More]
Commentary: A tale of true forgiveness and love Commentary: A tale of true forgiveness and love
4 hours ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“I forgave ISIS.” An Iraqi Christian in Jordan sitting in what looks to be a church auditorium gives her testimony. “We love our enemy, even the ones that hurt us.” [Read More]
Commentary: Who hates Obamacare? Commentary: Who hates Obamacare?
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Ted Cruz had a teachable moment in Iowa, although he himself will learn nothing from it. A voter told Cruz the story of his brother-in-law, a barber who had never been able to afford health insurance. [Read More]
Commentary: The real meaning of 'amnesty' in immigration debate Commentary: The real meaning of 'amnesty' in immigration debate
2 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I wanted to write this Tuesday morning, after I saw what happened in the Iowa caucuses. I wanted to sit down at the keyboard and, in a stream of consciousness worthy of James Joyce, express my belief that the acid test for the GOP would be the way it deals with immigration. [Read More]
Commentary: Beating somebody with nobody Commentary: Beating somebody with nobody
2 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The most important number coming out of the Iowa caucuses is 75.7. That’s the percentage of Republican voters who chose a candidate not named Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: We should know who’s behind ads Commentary: We should know who’s behind ads
2 days ago -
Television watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season. Hundreds of millions of dollars are likely to be poured into political ads narrated by ominous voices and designed to influence voters’ ballot choices. [Read More]
Commentary: Jordan’s boiling point Commentary: Jordan’s boiling point
2 days ago -
Jordan is at the crossroads as it copes with the refugee exodus and simmering tensions in the region. King Abdullah has rightly said that the Hashemite kingdom is now at a “boiling point” as 635,000 Syrian refugees are on its soil. [Read More]
Commentary: A question of moral radicalism Commentary: A question of moral radicalism
2 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama told the story of a group of Americans who were captured by the Nazis during World War II. The head of the German prison camp gave an order that the Jewish soldiers step forward. [Read More]
Commentary: The Donald's woman problem Commentary: The Donald's woman problem
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who’s a calligrapher made it for me. [Read More]
Commentary: The good and bad of Iowa caucuses Commentary: The good and bad of Iowa caucuses
2 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Iowa caucuses represented some of the worst in politics, such as big money substituting for big ideas, negative advertising saying more about the advertiser than the target and media concentration on the polls, the polls, the polls. [Read More]
Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism
3 days 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]
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