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POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa, is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010, probably against Democrat Joe Sestak. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. [Read More]
Commentary: Problems not rooted in police Commentary: Problems not rooted in police
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The headline over the Wall Street Journal editorial reads: “No-Growth Republicanism.” The subhead explains: “The GOP’s anti-immigration wing is anti-trade too.” [Read More]
Commentary: Fraternity of failure Commentary: Fraternity of failure
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let’s not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can learn even more by watching how politicians respond to that history. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians running against Washington Commentary: Politicians running against Washington
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — The other day, unannounced presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd that he was blessed by not being in the U.S. Senate and followed that up, according to the national press, by adding he lives in Miami “outside of Washington.” [Read More]
Commentary: Recruiting by ISIS
7 weeks ago -
It’s probably safe to say that most Americans don’t understand the appeal of Islamic fundamentalists’ recruitment of supporters in this country. [Read More]
Commentary: Staying blind to crisis at sea Commentary: Staying blind to crisis at sea
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the world’s most beautiful regions, the seas of Southeast Asia — home to sparkling white beaches and $7,000-a-night beach villas — is becoming a scene of a mass atrocity. [Read More]
Commentary: Americans still value train travel
7 weeks ago -
I grew up watching trains crossing tracks less than a mile from my home in Alabama, counting cars while patiently waiting for the caboose to end the parade. [Read More]
Commentary: The center-right moment Commentary: The center-right moment
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The most surprising event of this political era is what hasn’t happened. The world has not turned left. [Read More]
Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody’s for freedom of speech — particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. [Read More]
Commentary: Moore's Law turns 50 Commentary: Moore's Law turns 50
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
SAN FRANCISCO — On April 19, 1965, just over 50 years ago, Gordon Moore, then the head of research for Fairchild Semiconductor and later one of the co-founders of Intel, was asked by Electronics Magazine to submit an article predicting what was going to happen to integrated circuits in 2025. [Read More]
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