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Commentary: Guarding Nixon, Trump legacies Commentary: Guarding Nixon, Trump legacies
6 weeks ago -
Keepers of legacies have increasingly tough jobs given the instant-reaction demands of the internet age. [Read More]
Commentary: Does Rosenstein have what it takes? Commentary: Does Rosenstein have what it takes?
6 weeks ago -
Now that FBI Director James B. Comey is gone, the most important person in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is the little-known man in the middle: Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department. [Read More]
Commentary: Awards have lost their meaning Commentary: Awards have lost their meaning
6 weeks ago -
Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many examples. [Read More]
Commentary: Owning your own future Commentary: Owning your own future
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Political analysts will long debate over where Brexit, Trump and Le Pen came from. Many say income gaps. I’d say ... not quite. I’d say income anxiety and the stress over what it now takes to secure and hold a good job. [Read More]
Commentary: Firing shows need for prosecutor Commentary: Firing shows need for prosecutor
7 weeks ago -
Seemingly taking a page from President Richard Nixon, President Donald Trump Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been overseeing the investigation of ties between Russia and people close to Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP parties like it's 1984 Commentary: GOP parties like it's 1984
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There have been many bad laws in U.S. history. Some bills were poorly conceived; some were cruel and unjust; some were sold on false pretenses. Some were all of the above. [Read More]
Commentary: Republicans split over spending Commentary: Republicans split over spending
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
If you want to see what divides Republicans in Congress, don’t look at the struggle to repeal and replace Obamacare. Look at spending. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's promises on health care Commentary: GOP's promises on health care
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That was only the first act in a legislative drama that now moves to the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: Will we ever learn our lesson? Commentary: Will we ever learn our lesson?
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the “home” of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. [Read More]
Commentary: Hazardous to our health Commentary: Hazardous to our health
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Will Donald Trump’s presidency get rotted out? Steve Jobs might have said so. [Read More]
Commentary: Inside the liberal dystopia Commentary: Inside the liberal dystopia
7 weeks ago -
I’ve lost count of the articles I’ve read about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” that used the word “timely.” Timely, that is, in the sense of the presidency of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: More honest approach on executions Commentary: More honest approach on executions
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Capital punishment in America resembles a mild chronic disease that we’ve learned to live with. Most of the time it resides quietly in semi-remission, though occasionally it flares up enough for us to notice it, but not enough to make us take the cure. [Read More]
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