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Commentary: The sum of all fears Commentary: The sum of all fears
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Obama assures us we have nothing to fear when it comes to terrorism. But there is another fear that in large part is behind the phenomenon known as Donald Trump. It is the fear we are in danger of losing America. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is U.S. now bluer and redder? Red-Blue America: Is U.S. now bluer and redder?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
As 2015 comes to a close, Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, reflect on the year that was and whether the country is more divided now more than ever. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: A brokered convention in 2016? Politically Uncorrected: A brokered convention in 2016?
6 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s the dream of every political junkie and the nightmare of every presidential campaign: a “brokered” convention that forces the nomination fight beyond the first ballot. [Read More]
Commentary: Things to celebrate Commentary: Things to celebrate
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In Star Wars, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon did the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs; in real life, all the Falcon 9 has done so far is land at Cape Canaveral without falling over or exploding. [Read More]
Commentary: Still loving pageants, despite Steve Harvey and feminists Commentary: Still loving pageants, despite Steve Harvey and feminists
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When I was younger, beauty pageants were big events. [Read More]
Commentary: Lindsey Graham, truth teller Commentary: Lindsey Graham, truth teller
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Most Americans had no idea Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was running for president. When he quit the race this past week, he was in 12th place out of 13 Republican candidates, with less than 1 percent of the vote in national polls. [Read More]
Commentary: Fool me twice, New York Times Commentary: Fool me twice, New York Times
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In my experience, you can fool a golden retriever exactly twice with the old hidden ball trick. Our late dog Big Red was as exuberant an animal as ever lived. I used to say that if he wasn’t wet, cold and hungry, Red was happy. [Read More]
Commentary: No peace or goodwill Commentary: No peace or goodwill
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Not for a long time has the world seemed so removed from the angelic proclamation of 2,000 years ago: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). [Read More]
Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 2 Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 2
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This second batch of Sidney Awards, given for some of the year’s best long-form essays, congregate, coincidentally, around a theme: the excessive individualism of American society, and the ways human beings try to create community for good or ill. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts on Rubio, Cruz, immigration Commentary: Facts on Rubio, Cruz, immigration
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Republican presidential rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been in a fight over immigration recently. At the center of that conflict is the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, which divided the Senate over one of the current campaign's most contentious issues. [Read More]
Commentary: The true meaning of Christmas Commentary: The true meaning of Christmas
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Christmas season isn’t just fret and rush with commercialism watching from on high. It may sometimes seem that way, especially in a society ever less religious and ever more materialistic, but then we witness the special bursts of kindness, generosity, hope and love. [Read More]
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
7 weeks ago -
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? [Read More]
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