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Commentary: Is it obstruction of justice? Commentary: Is it obstruction of justice?
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When George Washington was preparing to take office, everybody wondered what to call him. Senators proposed lofty titles like “Illustrious Highness” and “Sacred Majesty.” [Read More]
Commentary: Earth's soil takes care of life Commentary: Earth's soil takes care of life
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Scientists and philosophers occasionally contemplate the tiny tolerances that make life on earth possible. Sometimes they refer to our globe’s orbit as the “Goldilocks Zone.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump sticks a fork in Comey Commentary: Trump sticks a fork in Comey
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
You knew there had to be a tape of the Infamous Dinner. Fortuitously, it popped up in my mailbox this weekend. [Read More]
Commentary: The evil of religious persecution Commentary: The evil of religious persecution
6 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“I’m here on behalf of the president as a tangible sign of his commitment to defending Christians and, frankly, all who suffer for their beliefs across the wider world,” Vice President Mike Pence said. [Read More]
Commentary: Arming Kurds while mollifying Turks Commentary: Arming Kurds while mollifying Turks
6 weeks ago -
The long, bloody bid to run Islamic State out of Mosul, the militant group’s last major stronghold in Iraq, is in its seventh month. It’s a testament to the time and patience it takes to defeat Islamic State fighters entrenched in an urban environment. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Putting patients in charge, not D.C. AS I SEE IT: Putting patients in charge, not D.C.
6 weeks ago -
American taxpayers pay far more than any other country in the world for health care, but are we getting what we pay for? Skyrocketing premiums, lack of choices, insurers pulling out of the market and canceled plans are all symptoms of a deeper problem I have been pointing to for years. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats don't need a litmus test Commentary: Democrats don't need a litmus test
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Thank God for the Catholic nuns,” says Rep. Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with The Washington Post, the House Democratic leader stressed that many nuns are strong supporters of Obamacare, and are “speaking out” against Republican attempts to gut the measure. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's examine some recent fake news Commentary: Let's examine some recent fake news
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On Tuesday, I was honored to be included on a panel discussion titled “The Search for Truth in an Age of Fake News.” [Read More]
Commentary: Judas, tax cuts and the great betrayal Commentary: Judas, tax cuts and the great betrayal
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The denarius, ancient Rome’s silver coin, was supposedly the daily wage of a manual worker. If so, the tax cuts that the richest 1 percent of Americans will receive if the Affordable Care Act is repealed would amount to the equivalent of around 500 pieces of silver each year. [Read More]
Commentary: Best advice to graduates -- Get a job Commentary: Best advice to graduates -- Get a job
6 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
My best advice? I am eager to offer it. Having circled this racetrack a few times, I’ve learned things. And unlike those who are always dreaming, I’ve taken notes. [Read More]
Commentary: Off-field drama at Fenway Park Commentary: Off-field drama at Fenway Park
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes, the most important things that happen at the ballpark are only tangentially related to the games themselves. I speak as one who hasn’t missed a televised Boston Red Sox game this season, and may not between now and October. Win or lose, I’m in it for the stories. [Read More]
Commentary: Stop erosion of copyright law Commentary: Stop erosion of copyright law
6 weeks ago -
Suppose a band spends months making an album in expensive recording studios, and the band’s record label releases the album on iTunes. Imagine that, by the end of the first day, all the music has been posted on YouTube, where it is available for free. [Read More]
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