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Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Commentary: Here's a tip - wait until the race starts Commentary: Here's a tip - wait until the race starts
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With the Kentucky Derby just two weeks away, it's time to remind ourselves of just how time-wasting and meaningless it can be if we tune in way too early to television's race day coverage. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Little Boy' a modern classic Commentary: 'Little Boy' a modern classic
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. “Little Boy,” in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. [Read More]
Commentary: Starving for wisdom Commentary: Starving for wisdom
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.” That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. [Read More]
Commentary: Developing new generation of antibiotics
6 weeks ago -
Millions of people died during World War II, but many soldiers survived thanks to an advance that had nothing to do with bombs and bullets. Penicillin emerged as the state-of-the-art remedy for all manner of infections, from burns to gunshot wounds to syphilis. It was termed a “miracle drug.” [Read More]
Commentary: What's up with you? Commentary: What's up with you?
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
While U.S.-Iran relations are taking up all the oxygen in the room these days, and they’re vitally important for the future of the Middle East, U.S.-China relations are vitally important for the world — and there’s more going on there than meets the eye. [Read More]
Commentary: Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
6 weeks ago -
Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. [Read More]
Commentary: A foreign policy election? Really? Commentary: A foreign policy election? Really?
6 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s an emerging conventional wisdom that the 2016 presidential race, once predicted to be mostly about economic issues, will instead be dominated by foreign policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Parties are key, not personalities Commentary: Parties are key, not personalities
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody’s surprise. And you know what’s coming: endless attempts to psychoanalyze the candidate, endless attempts to read significance into what she says or doesn’t say about President Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Meet the 'new' Hillary Clinton Commentary: Meet the 'new' Hillary Clinton
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck “is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” [Read More]
Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen. [Read More]
Commentary: Grandmother of our country Commentary: Grandmother of our country
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. [Read More]
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