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Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised
2 hours ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It isn’t hard to figure out what’s driving the so-called Donald Trump phenomenon that just prompted one-quarter of America’s likely Republican voters to say in a poll he’s the one they want to be our commander in chief. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuke deal buys time for other options Commentary: Nuke deal buys time for other options
2 hours ago - - JOHN CRISP
Note how much the Middle East has changed in the last decade, and then consider the difficulty of predicting how it will look in 10 to 15 years, the rough time frame for the nuclear accord recently negotiated with Iran. [Read More]
Commentary: Earth to Kepler-452b Commentary: Earth to Kepler-452b
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. [Read More]
Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979 Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979
1 day ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I started my career as a foreign correspondent in Beirut in 1979. I didn’t know it at the time, but 1979 turned out to be one of the great vintage years for foreign news — particularly from the Middle East. It set in motion the most important dynamics still shaping that region today. [Read More]
Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One would hope that it is possible for a white policeman and a black citizen to come into contact in a routine traffic stop without it becoming a matter of race and ending badly. But maybe not. [Read More]
Commentary: Zombies against Medicare Commentary: Zombies against Medicare
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. [Read More]
Commentary: Glitter at top of pile, for now Commentary: Glitter at top of pile, for now
3 days ago - - REX SMITH
Crows, scientists have recently come to believe, are among the world’s most intelligent animals. They have been observed fashioning tools and using bait to catch fish. They play in relatively sophisticated ways. Some species can even sew and stitch. [Read More]
Commentary: A millennial named Bush Commentary: A millennial named Bush
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The time-honored way to speak of young people is with horror. They’re wild, reckless, irresponsible, narcissistic, immoral and hopeless. Now along comes this generation of millennials, and we have a problem. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Defund Planned Parenthood? Red-Blue America: Defund Planned Parenthood?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the future of federal funding for Planned Parenthood. [Read More]
Commentary: Planned Parenthood's work among the worst atrocities Commentary: Planned Parenthood's work among the worst atrocities
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When I started doing asylum work almost 20 years ago, the comfortable cocoon that had been built around me by the nuns and then Bryn Mawr and then my first few jobs in the courtroom and the classroom began to crumble. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't help out the terrorists Commentary: Don't help out the terrorists
4 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
After five American soldiers were murdered in Chattanooga by a deranged Muslim gunman, the nation reacted with anger, shock and fear. [Read More]
Commentary: Iran deal's implications for 2016 Commentary: Iran deal's implications for 2016
4 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
A striking feature of President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is not just that it opens doors for this jihadist, fanatical nation to visit horrific, deadly mayhem on literally millions, but that many leftists have cheered for it. [Read More]
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