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Commentary: Hearts broken open Commentary: Hearts broken open
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In a recent column, I asked readers if they had discovered a purpose in life and, if so, how they had discovered it. A few thousand wrote essays. I was struck by how elemental life is. [Read More]
Commentary: In America, there is no sanctuary Commentary: In America, there is no sanctuary
6 weeks ago -
The main hall of a church is called a sanctuary. It is where you go to worship, to seek fellowship and solace, and commune with your maker. [Read More]
Commentary: Malachi's world Commentary: Malachi's world
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
BALTIMORE — Meet Malachi, a charming toddler I met here. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary, you're so yesterday Commentary: Hillary, you're so yesterday
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In her reintroduction speech on Roosevelt Island in New York on Saturday, Hillary Clinton hit all the boilerplate liberal Democrat notes: The New Deal, big government, soak the rich, evil Wall Street ... you know the song because the music is from a familiar score. [Read More]
Commentary: Reflecting on my father's watch
6 weeks ago -
When I was in my 20s, my father gave me his retirement watch, a Hamilton, with a warm and elegant face. It was an early electric model, and made symbolic sense since he retired from the power and light company. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy Commentary: Dems adopting GOP strategy
6 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the unending battles of Capitol Hill, congressional Democrats have held one highly prized parcel of political high ground that has given them an enviable public image advantage over Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: China's big hack attack Commentary: China's big hack attack
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Upon hearing of the massive data breach of federal employee information — allegedly by hackers working for the Chinese government — the former director of the Office of Personnel Management told me she was “aghast.” [Read More]
Commentary: None of the above Commentary: None of the above
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I don’t recall a time when more people were running for president and fewer of them offered anything more than poll-tested generalities designed to rally their own bases. No one surprises you with any daring. If we could tax their cliches, we’d balance the budget. [Read More]
Commentary: For Hillary, a new Iraq war trap Commentary: For Hillary, a new Iraq war trap
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Obama's decision to send 450 more American troops to Iraq has put Hillary Clinton in a tough spot. What will she say about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats being Democrats Commentary: Democrats being Democrats
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Friday, House Democrats shocked almost everyone by rejecting key provisions needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement the White House wants but much of the party doesn’t. On Saturday Hillary Clinton formally began her campaign for president, and surprised most observers wit [Read More]
Commentary: Flickering greatness Commentary: Flickering greatness
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
On Saturday mornings, I love to watch reruns of the TV Western “The Rifleman.” Each show is a little moral fable, with Chuck Connors’ widowed rancher and crack shot, Lucas McCain, teaching his son, Mark, about actions and consequences. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are Rubio's finances relevant? Red-Blue America: Are Rubio's finances relevant?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Sen. Marco Rubio’s finances tell us anything about his presidential prospects. [Read More]
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