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COMMENTARY: Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia COMMENTARY: Our radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia
7 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress “urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.” [Read More]
Commentary: Leadership before policy Commentary: Leadership before policy
1 day ago - - BYRON YORK
Conservatives who oppose comprehensive immigration reform are delighted Donald Trump has brought the issue to the fore in the GOP presidential race. They want to believe it’s Trump’s stand on immigration that is driving his popularity. [Read More]
Commentary: After Katrina, a heckuva job Commentary: After Katrina, a heckuva job
1 day ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005, and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top of the list. [Read More]
Commentary: A senseless tragedy in Roanoke Commentary: A senseless tragedy in Roanoke
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Va., has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. [Read More]
Commentary: Bushes, Clintons hit Trump bump Commentary: Bushes, Clintons hit Trump bump
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Pity Poppy. When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Barack Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: This land is our land Commentary: This land is our land
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The other day, my teenage daughter and I were idly browsing real estate porn, a monument to American inequality: a private island in the Bahamas selling for $17.9 million; a 900-acre retreat in Washington State for $11 million; and an 83-acre estate in Colorado for a cool $100 million. [Read More]
Commentary: Love on the march Commentary: Love on the march
3 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
On one August Saturday morning, people were gathering outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. They were protesting the dehumanization on display in recent undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should U.S. end birthright citizenship? Red-Blue America: Should U.S. end birthright citizenship?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
For good or for ill, Republican presidential front-runner and reality television star Donald Trump has made the subject of birthright citizenship a national issue. Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on the issue. [Read More]
Commentary: Halting the heroin scourge Commentary: Halting the heroin scourge
5 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Steve was guest-hosting “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR recently, and the topic was the nationwide upsurge in heroin addiction. The first caller was Stacy from New Albany, Ind. [Read More]
Commentary: How would GOP hopefuls respond? Commentary: How would GOP hopefuls respond?
5 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Will China’s stock crash trigger another global financial crisis? Probably not. Still, the big market swings of the past week have been a reminder that the next president may well have to deal with some of the same problems that faced George W. Bush and Barack Obama. [Read More]
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5 days ago -
A federal budget straitjacket has set up another budget impasse between Congress and President Barack Obama. The House and Senate, under Republican leadership, have passed similar defense authorization bills that ease the squeeze. If their bills become law, the defense appropriations will follow. [Read More]
Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution? Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution?
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
One of my favorite movies is “Jurassic Park.” Actually, that’s not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew’s favorite movies is “Jurassic Park,” which means we watch it on a loop, which means that unless I want to engage a therapist, I embrace my inner Tyrannosaurus rex and pretend it was enti [Read More]
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