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Commentary: God and politics (continued) Commentary: God and politics (continued)
17 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
LOUISVILLE — Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s personal faith. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's talk about women's health Commentary: Let's talk about women's health
17 hours ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
What if we talked about gun violence, and discussed only bullet size? To me, that seems akin to the presidential campaign discussion of women’s health. [Read More]
Commentary: Out of Africa, Part III Commentary: Out of Africa, Part III
2 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
DAKAR, Senegal — You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal: the rapper and the weatherman. [Read More]
Commentary: What Trump won't change Commentary: What Trump won't change
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in the middle of a much-discussed reworking. There’s a lot of reworking to do. [Read More]
Commentary: The 8 a.m. phone call Commentary: The 8 a.m. phone call
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Back in 2008, one of the ads Hillary Clinton ran during the contest for the Democratic nomination featured an imaginary scene in which the White House phone rings at 3 a.m. with news of a foreign crisis, and asked, “Who do you want answering that phone?” [Read More]
Commentary: The grizzly bear's return Commentary: The grizzly bear's return
3 days ago -
One of the sad consequences of the westward settlement of the United States was the near eradication of the grizzly bear. [Read More]
Commentary: The felon vote Commentary: The felon vote
4 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. [Read More]
Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor
4 days ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The presidential primaries are a long way from over, but they’ve already produced an unhappy paradox: Both parties appear headed toward nominating the two most unpopular candidates in the country. [Read More]
Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition
4 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
In the days following the 2001 terrorist attack on America, plenty of things were done that probably should not have been. [Read More]
Commentary: Hamilton, Tubman fit the bill Commentary: Hamilton, Tubman fit the bill
5 days ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
When contemplating the possibility of replacing some of the historical figures depicted on U.S. currency, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said last year said, “America’s currency makes a statement about who we are and what we stand for as a nation.” [Read More]
Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
5 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
The remarkable durability of non-establishment candidates — Sanders, Trump — in this year’s presidential race may reflect the widely held theory that, despite their rhetoric, our two major political parties are so close together that it doesn’t really matter which one is in power. [Read More]
Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary' Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary'
5 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
After the New York primary, the betting websites are giving Hillary Clinton about a 94 percent chance of being the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump a 66 percent chance of ending up as the Republican nominee. [Read More]
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