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Commentary: America becomes a stan Commentary: America becomes a stan
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In 2015 the city of Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, was graced with a new public monument: a giant gold-plated sculpture portraying the country’s president on horseback. This may strike you as a bit excessive. [Read More]
Commentary: Waiting for intelligence on hacks Commentary: Waiting for intelligence on hacks
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President-elect Trump stirred yet more controversy Saturday night when, as he entered his New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, he said he is not convinced the intelligence community is sure about allegations Russian hackers sought to influence the election. [Read More]
Commentary: Kerry's two-faced solution Commentary: Kerry's two-faced solution
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In his recent speech excoriating Israel for refusing to commit suicide by allowing a sworn enemy to have a state adjoining the Jewish state, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed the U.S. government “did not draft or originate” the U.N. resolution critical of Israeli “settlements.” [Read More]
Commentary: Learning lessons from our failures Commentary: Learning lessons from our failures
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The last year has not been the news media’s finest. Despite some outstanding coverage, overall we misled many people into thinking that Donald Trump would never win the Republican nomination, let alone the White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey Commentary: Sessions will have to deal with Comey
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — If the Senate confirms one of its own, Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, as the new attorney general, which appears likely, one of his first orders of business should be dealing with an FBI that seems under its current director to be growing more independent of the Justice Department. [Read More]
Commentary: Here's to making a better new year Commentary: Here's to making a better new year
7 weeks ago -
WASHINGTON — A brand new year full of exciting possibilities awaits. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama gets tough with Russia Commentary: Obama gets tough with Russia
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Despite sloppy reporting that repeatedly said otherwise, often accompanied by Page 1 headlines, Donald Trump never called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. [Read More]
Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part Two Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part Two
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every December I read hundreds of long-form essays to select the Sidney Awards, and every year I regret that I spend so much of the other 11 months reading online trivia. Then, every January, I revert to Twitter. [Read More]
Commentary: Facebook or Fakebook? Commentary: Facebook or Fakebook?
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
How can Facebook become a more reliable source of information while not shutting down the vitality of the web or shutting out voices that deserve to be heard? [Read More]
Commentary: Snatching away health care Commentary: Snatching away health care
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If James Comey, the FBI director, hadn’t tipped the scales in the campaign’s final days with that grotesquely misleading letter, right now an incoming Clinton administration would be celebrating some very good news. [Read More]
Commentary: Keep searching for the truth amid media bashing Commentary: Keep searching for the truth amid media bashing
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
I was right in July, but oh, so wrong in November. In July, I wrote an amazingly intelligent column explaining how Donald Trump, then dismissed as an erratic underdog, could win the presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Huge jump in defense spending in offing Commentary: Huge jump in defense spending in offing
7 weeks ago -
On Dec. 22, President-elect Donald Trump startled the worldwide community of arms-control experts with a message on Twitter. [Read More]
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