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Commentary: GOP surrenders to 'dark side' Commentary: GOP surrenders to 'dark side'
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Since nearly everyone else seems to be employing “Star Wars” metaphors these days, permit me to use some of my own. [Read More]
Commentary: The Donald and 'the decider' Commentary: The Donald and 'the decider'
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Almost six months have passed since Donald Trump overtook Jeb Bush in polls of Republican voters. [Read More]
As I see it: Push railroads on life-saving rule As I see it: Push railroads on life-saving rule
7 weeks ago -
During this holiday season, millions of Americans will ride on passenger railroads to be with family and friends. It’s certainly a very safe way to make the trip. But if all had gone as planned, travel by rail could have been even safer. [Read More]
Commentary: Complicated emotions about Muslims Commentary: Complicated emotions about Muslims
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Recently on national television demographer Frank Luntz brought together a focus group of young American Muslims to discuss the fears and frustrations they feel over being unfairly linked with radical Islamists. [Read More]
Commentary: Regime change out of fashion Commentary: Regime change out of fashion
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Whatever happened to regime change? Not long ago, Republicans and Democrats alike thought one of the best ways to repair the broken parts of the world was to replace dictatorships with democracies. [Read More]
Commentary: Many pay high cost for faith Commentary: Many pay high cost for faith
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
As we celebrate the holidays, let’s remember that this is one of those savage epochs when some families must choose between their faith and their lives. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are we safer now than 4 years ago? Red-Blue America: Are we safer now than 4 years ago?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether we have gotten any safer in the 15 years since 9/11. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP contenders' backyard brawl Commentary: The GOP contenders' backyard brawl
7 weeks ago -
Carly Fiorina projected herself as Margaret Thatcher. Jeb Bush projected himself as mostly ineffective. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump argued with one another like junior high school kids who think they’re the smartest ones in the room. [Read More]
Commentary: The entire Christmas story Commentary: The entire Christmas story
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
This holiday season, let’s remember the entire Christmas story. It only begins in a manger in Bethlehem. [Read More]
Commentary: Terror hoaxes a lesson for all Commentary: Terror hoaxes a lesson for all
7 weeks ago -
These are indeed scary times in which we live — and no one wants to put lives on the line, especially the lives of children in the nation’s second largest school district. No one wants to be wrong. [Read More]
Commentary: A bookstore conversation turns to race Commentary: A bookstore conversation turns to race
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I am very rarely recognized in public, and when it happens, I’m usually mistaken for someone else. [Read More]
Commentary: 'The Big Short' and retold lies Commentary: 'The Big Short' and retold lies
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In May 2009, Congress created a special commission to examine the causes of the financial crisis. The idea was to emulate the celebrated Pecora Commission of the 1930s. [Read More]
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