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AS IT SEE IT: Helping small business means jobs AS IT SEE IT: Helping small business means jobs
6 weeks ago -
We all do it. On New Year’s Day, we step on the scale or look in the mirror and then resolve to improve our lives or the shape we’re in. If Pennsylvania policymakers took a good look in the mirror, they’d notice our state economy is in a funk. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian hacking and glass houses Commentary: Russian hacking and glass houses
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: A showman, not a manager Commentary: A showman, not a manager
6 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
To outward appearances, Donald Trump’s transition has been humming steadily toward his inauguration on Jan. 20. The president-elect has named all but a few members of his prospective Cabinet, and some will begin confirmation hearings this week. [Read More]
Commentary: White House red scare Commentary: White House red scare
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
President Donald Trump will walk into the Oval Office and be stunned. First, it will be a shock to work in an office decorated with images of men other than himself. [Read More]
Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty
6 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It’s not difficult to develop a list of reasonable objections to capital punishment. We’ve never been very good at applying the ultimate penalty evenhandedly across categories of race, gender and, certainly, economic class. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Radical hospitality' on the march Commentary: 'Radical hospitality' on the march
6 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Radical hospitality and generosity.” That’s a phrase I heard Carter Snead, a law professor at Notre Dame, use this fall and I can’t get it out of my head. [Read More]
Commentary: Monstrous acts on video Commentary: Monstrous acts on video
7 weeks ago -
The video depicts a level of cruelty that seems inconceivable. A cellphone video, posted for live consumption on Facebook, shows a mentally disabled young man from the Chicago suburbs with his mouth taped shut and his wrists bound as four people punch, cut and mock him. [Read More]
Commentary: How to sleep better at night Commentary: How to sleep better at night
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
A woman who is coming to Washington for a protest march later this month told a mutual friend: “I can’t sleep until I do something.” [Read More]
Commentary: The age of fake policy Commentary: The age of fake policy
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Thursday, at a rough estimate, 75,000 Americans were laid off or fired by their employers. Some of those workers will find good new jobs, but many will end up earning less, and some will remain unemployed for months or years. [Read More]
Commentary: Exxon's record of hypocrisy Commentary: Exxon's record of hypocrisy
7 weeks ago -
Scientists at the giant multinational energy company then known as Exxon were aware as early as the 1970s that burning products made from oil would contribute to global warming and, eventually, raise sea levels and alter climates. [Read More]
Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You know why I despise the whole idea of hate crime legislation? Because it validates the repellent idea that some victims are more important, more valued, more deeply mourned or cared for than others. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's take on technology Commentary: Trump's take on technology
7 weeks ago -
Today, we will ponder the coming miracles of technology. The next few minutes will be a mostly Trump-free zone. [Read More]
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