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Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election Commentary: Putin, Trump and our election
17 hours ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Some foreign leaders settle for stealing billions of dollars. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, may have wanted to steal something even more valuable: an American presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Emails leak out the DNC Commentary: Emails leak out the DNC
17 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
Thanks to WikiLeaks, which has released nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee, we have proof the party that styles itself as inclusive, diverse and tolerant isn’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People Commentary: Web People vs. Wall People
2 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Yes, we’re having a national election right now. Yes, there are two parties running. But no, they are not the two parties that you think. It’s not “Democrats” versus “Republicans.” This election is really between “Wall People” and “Web People.” [Read More]
Commentary: Delusions of chaos Commentary: Delusions of chaos
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. [Read More]
Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment Commentary: A 'Come to Trump' moment
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
CLEVELAND — There’s always been a disconnect between what pundits and political insiders hear when Donald Trump speaks and what rank-and-file Republicans hear. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump a racist? Commentary: Is Trump a racist?
4 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech Commentary: Trump's acceptance speech
4 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was too long — 75 minutes — and too loud. Modulation is the key to good public speaking. One’s voice should rise and fall like the tide, which allows really important points to be made whether the volume is low or high. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia Commentary: Donald Trump's disturbia
5 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
CLEVELAND — Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Republicans so angry?
5 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Republicans seemed so angry at their convention last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Off to a good start Commentary: Off to a good start
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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]
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