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Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul
11 hours ago -
I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, despite repeated warnings by economists and the programs’ administrators that the programs will begin spending more than they take in. [Read More]
Commentary: Was there an act of treason? Commentary: Was there an act of treason?
1 day ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The greatest political scandal in U.S. history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in 1968 to sabotage a U.S. diplomatic effort to end the Vietnam War. [Read More]
Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
A rough translation of Maryland’s state motto is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.” [Read More]
Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia
1 day ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health
2 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Obamacare came at the American people as an endlessly complicated, incomprehensibly detailed, all-inclusive project turning medical care upside down in order to turn health right side up. Is it working? [Read More]
Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia
2 days ago -
A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. [Read More]
Commentary: Calling upon a few good men Commentary: Calling upon a few good men
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Memo To: Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [Read More]
Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget
3 days ago -
President Donald Trump’s first federal budget is very important — but not for the reasons so widely discussed in recent days. [Read More]
Commentary: The unifying American story Commentary: The unifying American story
3 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multigenerational project, that gives an overarching sense of meaning and purpose to our history. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump budget starves world Commentary: Trump budget starves world
4 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
First, a quiz: What is the most important crisis in the world today? [Read More]
Commentary: Travel ban equals Muslim ban Commentary: Travel ban equals Muslim ban
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Religion is very important to me. I’m not unusual. According to a recent Pew report, three-quarters of Americans said that religion was at least “somewhat important” in their lives, and well over half said that it was “very important.” Only 11 percent said that it was “not important.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trumpcare would worsen opioid crisis Commentary: Trumpcare would worsen opioid crisis
5 days ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
A drug epidemic is ravaging the United States, and it’s getting worse, not better. More than 52,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, more than died from automobile accidents or firearms. That’s far more than died from overdoses in any year during the crack epidemic of the 1980s. [Read More]
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