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Commentary: Defining Hillary Clinton - Bore Commentary: Defining Hillary Clinton - Bore
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When I listen to Hillary Clinton speak, as she did Monday at The New School in New York, outlining her “economic policy” should she become president, my first reaction was not to her lack of substance and the predictability of her party line, but to how boring she is. [Read More]
Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington just jolted itself out of its familiar summer doldrums and into yet another hot war of policy and politics, this time over President Barack Obama’s latest legacy achievement: a global pact designed to halt Iran’s program to build a nuclear bomb. [Read More]
Commentary: The Dalai Lama speaks his mind Commentary: The Dalai Lama speaks his mind
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The Dalai Lama, who may be the only octogenarian spiritual leader with a profoundly mischievous streak, has a suggestion for China’s communist leaders: Take up reincarnation. [Read More]
Commentary: The new old liberalism Commentary: The new old liberalism
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Well, Hillary Clinton hasn’t gone crazy. At a time when some in her party are drifting toward Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric, Clinton delivered her first major economic address of the campaign. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Katie's time in '16 Senate race POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Katie's time in '16 Senate race
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The jury is still out on that old chestnut and may continue to be out indefinitely. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
With the current baseball season at the halfway point, I’m reminded how fickle the game is. So much so that the man with more hits than any other in history is in the eyes of those who run the game still a pariah not worthy of being in the hall of fame. [Read More]
Commentary: $36 million to train 60 fighters? Commentary: $36 million to train 60 fighters?
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
A little more than a year ago, President Obama asked Congress for $500 million to train and equip some 15,000 opposition fighters in Syria, arguing that the best way to defeat Islamic State terrorists was to arm local forces. [Read More]
Commentary: No sanctuary from the law Commentary: No sanctuary from the law
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
According to the Wall Street Journal, the last serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer. [Read More]
Commentary: The right's laziness dogma Commentary: The right's laziness dogma
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in just about every other wealthy country; we are known, among those who study such things, as the “no-vacation nation.” [Read More]
Commentary: Is farming a public service? Commentary: Is farming a public service?
7 weeks ago -
A bill recently introduced in Congress, the Young Farmer Success Act, would make farmers eligible for federally subsidized student loan forgiveness — just as teachers and nurses are now — on the grounds that agriculture is a public service. But is it? [Read More]
Commentary: Take some time for yourself Commentary: Take some time for yourself
7 weeks ago - - REX SMITH
This time it didn’t take much to slip into vacation mode. Sometimes, you know, on those first couple of days away, your body and brain are antsy, as though you’ll have to spring back into action at any moment to clean up that to-do list you left at home. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Who is Justice John Roberts? Red-Blue America: Who is Justice John Roberts?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was once the darling of conservative activists, but he is no liberal. [Read More]
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