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POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical
6 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary. Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns have moved to the Northeast. New York votes Tuesday and five more states — including critical Pennsylvania — vote one week later. [Read More]
Commentary: The pastrami principle Commentary: The pastrami principle
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A couple of months ago, Jeb Bush (remember him?) posted a photo of his monogrammed handgun to Twitter, with the caption “America.” Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor, responded with a picture of an immense pastrami sandwich, also captioned “America.” Advantage de Blasio, if you ask me. [Read More]
Commentary: USPS setback Commentary: USPS setback
6 weeks ago -
We usually do not complain when a commonly used consumer item gets cheaper, but first-class postage presents a bit of a special case. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton and black lives Commentary: Bill Clinton and black lives
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Watching Bill Clinton bickering with Black Lives Matter activists in Philadelphia recently, I had several conflicting and not entirely praiseworthy responses. [Read More]
Commentary: What is inspiration? Commentary: What is inspiration?
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For decades, Anders Ericsson has reminded us of the value of hard work. The Florida State psychologist did the research that led to the so-called 10,000-hour rule. [Read More]
Commentary: The real welfare cheats Commentary: The real welfare cheats
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We often hear how damaging welfare dependency is, stifling initiative and corroding the human soul. So I worry about the way we coddle executives in their suites. [Read More]
Commentary: Congress still wasting tax money Commentary: Congress still wasting tax money
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. [Read More]
Commentary: Out of Africa Commentary: Out of Africa
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
AGADEZ, Niger — It’s Monday and that means it’s moving day in Agadez, the northern Niger desert crossroad that is the main launching pad for migrants out of West Africa. [Read More]
Commentary: Transparency key to ending campus sexual assaults Commentary: Transparency key to ending campus sexual assaults
6 weeks ago -
Choosing a college is an important decision. Each year, students spend dozens of hours discussing with their parents, teachers, counselors and coaches where they would like to spend the next few years of their lives. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP's own Bush v. Gore? Commentary: The GOP's own Bush v. Gore?
6 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
It’s now likely Republicans are headed toward a contested convention in July. But they might be headed toward more than that — the party could be on its way to an internal version of the 2000 election. [Read More]
Commentary: Snoopy the destroyer Commentary: Snoopy the destroyer
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Has Snoopy just doomed us to another severe financial crisis? Unfortunately, that’s a real possibility, thanks to a bad judicial ruling that threatens a key part of financial reform. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders' legacy likely to live on Commentary: Sanders' legacy likely to live on
6 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Bernie Sanders can still win the Democratic presidential nomination — but it’s going to take a miracle. Actually, several miracles. He’ll need to win the primary next week in New York, where polls show him running well behind Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
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