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Commentary: Meet Sultana, the Taliban's worst fear Commentary: Meet Sultana, the Taliban's worst fear
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Of all the students preparing to go to college this fall, perhaps none have faced a more hazardous journey than a young woman named Sultana. One measure of the hazard is that I’m not disclosing her last name or hometown for fear that she might be shot. [Read More]
Commentary: UCLA killings shrugged off Commentary: UCLA killings shrugged off
7 weeks ago -
The call came from the UCLA campus just before 10 a.m. — someone had opened fire with a gun. “Active shooter,” and the warning went out for those on campus to shelter in place. Where was it? The Engineering 4 building. [Read More]
Commentary: The id that ate the planet Commentary: The id that ate the planet
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Tuesday the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of America’s most influential environmentalist groups, made its first presidential endorsement ever, giving the nod to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Would a third party matter? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Would a third party matter?
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Billionaire ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flirted with one. Mitt Romney still wants one as does Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, influential blogger Erick Erickson, and a bevy of GOP consultants, strategists and insiders. [Read More]
Commentary: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973? Commentary: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973?
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I have been told by otherwise intelligent, alert, accomplished women that I must vote for Hillary Clinton. Some have said it’s because failing to cast my vote for Bill’s charming better half will be a de facto plus one for Team Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The trap of history Commentary: The trap of history
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
History is usually a good guide for understanding elections. Even times of unease and upheaval don’t repeal the basic laws of politics. But history can also be a trap, blinding us to inflection points that shift the river of public life into a new course. [Read More]
Commentary: ‘Clean’ Olympics? Commentary: ‘Clean’ Olympics?
7 weeks ago -
The 2012 London Olympics were a triumph. Nothing can ever distract from the brilliance of its ceremonies or the accomplishments of those who competed fairly. [Read More]
Commentary: Where America is working Commentary: Where America is working
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
As individuals, we all try to build on our strengths and work on our weaknesses, and it’s probably a good idea to balance these two activities. But as a country we are completely messing this up. [Read More]
Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past? Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past?
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s my basic problem with Bernie Sanders. To put it bluntly, once a Trotskyite, always a fool. [Read More]
Commentary: Media complicit in Baylor scandal Commentary: Media complicit in Baylor scandal
7 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
It’s difficult to know exactly what to make of the scandal that has rocked Baylor University — except that the only thing sports media and pundits love more than watching a football powerhouse rise is watching one collapse. [Read More]
Commentary: Feds and coal Commentary: Feds and coal
7 weeks ago -
Sloppy oversight of lucrative coal mining on federal lands has been the norm for decades. [Read More]
Commentary: Building children's brains Commentary: Building children's brains
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
First, a quiz: What’s the most common “vegetable” eaten by American toddlers? [Read More]
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