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Commentary: The enchantment leap Commentary: The enchantment leap
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The online dating site OkCupid asks its clients to rate each other’s attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 5. When men rated the women, the median score was about 3 and the ratings followed a bell curve — a few really attractive women and an equal number of women rated as unattractive. [Read More]
Commentary: More humor than science Commentary: More humor than science
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I’ve always taken an interest in what was once called the women’s page. After studying the sports section every morning, it’s the next thing I turn to. [Read More]
Commentary: The Uber effect on electricity Commentary: The Uber effect on electricity
6 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Leon Trotsky said, “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” The same thing might be said about disruptive technologies. [Read More]
Commentary: Reagan, Obama and inequality Commentary: Reagan, Obama and inequality
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Since the end of the 1970s, something has gone profoundly wrong in America. Inequality has soared. Educational progress slowed. Incarceration rates quintupled. Family breakdown accelerated. Median household income stagnated. [Read More]
Commentary: Cutesy speech ignored entitlements Commentary: Cutesy speech ignored entitlements
6 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Unbelievable. President Obama, among the most divisive presidents in our recent history, gives an also divisive State of the Union speech, taking credit for things he did not do, producing a laundry list of mostly bad things he plans and at the end sounding oh, so nice. [Read More]
Commentary: Churchill - a man for all times Commentary: Churchill - a man for all times
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
LONDON — It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturday the British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't avoid issue of radical Islam Commentary: Don't avoid issue of radical Islam
6 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction ... [Read More]
Commentary: Keep data miners from ruining lives
6 weeks ago -
The White House recently announced two major privacy initiatives. A proposed Personal Data Notification and Protection Act would force companies to notify customers about data breaches. A Student Data Privacy Act would, if passed, prevent a growing ed-tech sector from using student data for ads. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's hope JoePa hears good news Commentary: Let's hope JoePa hears good news
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. [Read More]
Commentary: Hating good government Commentary: Hating good government
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s now official: 2014 was the warmest year on record. You might expect this to be a politically important milestone. [Read More]
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