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Commentary: Leaven ideology with integrity Commentary: Leaven ideology with integrity
14 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The 2016 campaign should be almost entirely about issues. The parties are far apart on everything from the environment to fiscal policy to health care, and history tells us that what politicians say during a campaign is a good guide to how they will govern. [Read More]
Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem
14 hours ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. A year ago she was the toast of state politics, in 2012 becoming the first women and first Democrat to win the office. These days she looks more like toast herself as she struggles to hold on to that office. [Read More]
Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people
15 hours ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
John Roberts cut through the semantics and the florid prose about “dignity” when he said this to one of the attorneys arguing in favor of same-sex marriage: “You’re not seeking to join the institution. You’re seeking to change what the institution is.” [Read More]
Commentary: Reasons to fear Clinton presidency Commentary: Reasons to fear Clinton presidency
1 day ago - - JAY AMBROSE
While some defenders say ho hum, Hillary Clinton’s failure as secretary of state to follow through on a pledge aimed at reducing the possibility of conflict of interest was either inexcusably negligent or deceptive. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons
1 day ago - - GENE LYONS
As a professional matter, I’ve been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. It’s hard to imagine how she can overcome the unrelenting hostility of the Washington media clique. [Read More]
Commentary: The nature of poverty Commentary: The nature of poverty
1 day ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Lately it seems as though every few months there’s another urban riot and the nation turns its attention to urban poverty. And in the midst of every storm, there are people crying out that we should finally get serious about this issue. [Read More]
Commentary: When Baltimore burned Commentary: When Baltimore burned
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Conservatives have sometimes been too quick to excuse police violence. And liberals have sometimes been too quick to excuse rioter violence. [Read More]
Commentary: Until the court do us part? Commentary: Until the court do us part?
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 2½ hours of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy asked the right question: whether it is appropriate for the Court to discard a definition of marriage that “has been with us for millennia.” [Read More]
Commentary: Newsless in Washington Commentary: Newsless in Washington
2 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Last Saturday night, the annual newsfeed known as the White House Correspondents' Dinner was caught-in-the-act, on live TV, of demonstrating that it is an institution that has outlived its uselessness. [Read More]
Commentary: On trade, Obama right, not critics Commentary: On trade, Obama right, not critics
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
BERLIN — I strongly support President Barack Obama’s efforts to conclude big, new trade-opening agreements with our Pacific allies, including Japan and Singapore, and with the whole European Union. But I don’t support them just for economic reasons. [Read More]
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