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Commentary: Carson up in funds, off in polls Commentary: Carson up in funds, off in polls
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As it has for months, Ben Carson’s campaign is raising a lot of money, while at the same time, he is plunging in the polls. [Read More]
Commentary: Elections have consequences Commentary: Elections have consequences
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
You have to be seriously geeky to get excited when the Internal Revenue Service releases a new batch of statistics. Well, I’m a big geek; like quite a few other people who work on policy issues, I was eagerly awaiting the IRS’s tax tables for 2013, which were released last week. [Read More]
Commentary: On roots and identity Commentary: On roots and identity
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Ever since the miniseries “Roots” was shown on ABC in 1977, Americans have demonstrated a keen interest in finding out more about where they came from and the names and circumstances of their ancestors. [Read More]
Commentary: Acknowledge genocide to stop it Commentary: Acknowledge genocide to stop it
5 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
NEW YORK — A sign with a flower outside a cathedral at what has to be one of Manhattan’s busiest intersections on 34th Street and Second Avenue stands as a subtle reminder of genocide. [Read More]
Commentary: America's new generation gap Commentary: America's new generation gap
5 weeks ago -
Young people now — the post-millennials — face a far deeper generational divide than the one that separated baby boomers from their parents. And the nation faces a far more serious crisis if that divide cannot be bridged. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and the other things I got wrong Commentary: Trump and the other things I got wrong
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The biggest political story of 2015 was the rise of Donald Trump — but if you were reading my column, you almost missed it. [Read More]
Commentary: The conservative war on science Commentary: The conservative war on science
6 weeks ago -
Donald Trump tells outrageous lies with no regard for reality. There’s his claim — never supported by any visual evidence — that “thousands and thousands of people” in New Jersey cheered the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11. [Read More]
Commentary: Privilege, power and pathology Commentary: Privilege, power and pathology
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Wealth can be bad for your soul. That’s not just a hoary piece of folk wisdom; it’s a conclusion from serious social science, confirmed by statistical analysis and experiment. [Read More]
Open for Debate, Pro: Denial would effectively sabatoge Obamacare
6 weeks ago -
Republicans eager to destroy the Affordable Care Act, but lacking the votes to do so, are resorting to tactics that seem to undermine their longstanding support of free enterprise. [Read More]
Open for Debate, Con: Taxpayers would be bailing out big insurers
6 weeks ago -
Many insurance companies are losing money selling Obamacare policies. Unfortunately, the White House wants to make their losses your problem. [Read More]
Commentary: Test your savvy about the coming year Commentary: Test your savvy about the coming year
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Those of us engaged in columny usually settle for writing about what has already happened. But today, let’s not follow the easy course. Instead, take my quiz of what’s to come in the year ahead and see if we think alike. [Read More]
Commentary: 2015 the year of the crybaby Commentary: 2015 the year of the crybaby
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
With a presidential election year arriving, it’s tempting to call 2015 the Year of the Crybaby. Everybody’s a victim. [Read More]
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