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Commentary: Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary! Commentary: Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the world’s great inventions, only a little behind the light bulb, was Ramona Quimby, the strong-willed, lovable and exasperating star of “Ramona the Pest” and other books. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should U.S. block inversions? Red-Blue America: Should U.S. block inversions?
7 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
President Barack Obama last week lauded new Treasury regulations aimed at curbing so-called corporate inversions, in which U.S. companies merge with foreign firms to ease their tax burdens. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders is over the edge Commentary: Sanders is over the edge
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
From the beginning, many and probably most liberal policy wonks were skeptical about Bernie Sanders. On many major issues — including the signature issues of his campaign, especially financial reform — he seemed to go for easy slogans over hard thinking. [Read More]
Commentary: Playing the race card Commentary: Playing the race card
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The word of the year in politics is “anger.” And many backers of Donald Trump are outraged about their economic conditions and prospects. [Read More]
Commentary: Wahoo must go Commentary: Wahoo must go
7 weeks ago -
We’re supposed to be heartened by the Cleveland Indians’ announcement that the team will further reduce its use of Chief Wahoo, an offensive racial caricature that serves as its logo. But frankly, it’s hard to get excited. [Read More]
Commentary: Falling in love with Villanova all over again Commentary: Falling in love with Villanova all over again
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The first time I felt it, I was a first-year law student desperately trying to figure out why she was getting bottom-basement grades when she’d been on the honor roll most of her pampered life. It was three quarters into a difficult academic year, and I was almost ready to call it quits. [Read More]
Commentary: Tallying the cost of closing Gitmo Commentary: Tallying the cost of closing Gitmo
7 weeks ago -
Fresh off his decision to commute the sentences of 61 more drug dealers in federal prison, sending them back to city streets, President Obama will also be responsible for transferring a dozen more Guantanamo Bay prisoners over the next several weeks. [Read More]
Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The Republican presidential campaign just changed. Until now this has been a candidate-centric process. All the different candidates were competing to get a majority of delegates to the GOP convention. But now it’s likely no candidate will get that majority on the first ballot. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
They’ve never made movies like this. In most cinematic adventures when the innocents are in peril from villains, it’s not other villains who ride to the rescue. It’s the good guys. [Read More]
Commentary: So little to ask for - a home Commentary: So little to ask for - a home
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the people I greatly admire is Khadijah Williams, a young woman who was homeless for much of her childhood. [Read More]
Commentary: Predictably, U.S. solidly back in Iraq Commentary: Predictably, U.S. solidly back in Iraq
7 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
On March 19, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, 27, was killed during an Islamic State-launched rocket attack in Iraq. [Read More]
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