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Commentary: No good options in Aleppo Commentary: No good options in Aleppo
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The world faces plenty of daunting challenges, but are any more dangerous, complicated and seemingly irresolvable than the civil war in Syria? [Read More]
Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This column is partly about abortion and mostly about hypocrisy. I put that out there at the beginning to save some of you the trouble of reading on. Specifically, I’m cautioning those folk who define themselves as “unwilling to impose their values on others.” [Read More]
Commentary: What about the planet? Commentary: What about the planet?
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's secret weapon Commentary: Hillary's secret weapon
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Adam is a young African-American man of our acquaintance who strongly supports Hillary Clinton, but he admits that his friends and contemporaries are far less enthusiastic. A “big, big problem for HRC,” he says, “is the lying. Everyone realizes that she has a habit of bending the truth.” [Read More]
Commentary: Cutting emissions Commentary: Cutting emissions
8 weeks ago -
At least one scientist says the United States deserves credit for trying to reduce emissions to below what they were more than a decade ago. But unless more is done, and the two political parties can come to a consensus on the matter, our nation will not reduce emissions by a targeted 28 percent. [Read More]
Commentary: Contest all over but the counting Commentary: Contest all over but the counting
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Two weeks ago, a woman from New Jersey approached me in The Spaniard, a pub and restaurant in Kinsale, Ireland. [Read More]
Commentary: Mall of America's holiday spirit Commentary: Mall of America's holiday spirit
8 weeks ago -
The Mall of America may have started something with the announcement that it would close on Thanksgiving Day. Let’s hope so. [Read More]
Commentary: Intimacy for the avoidant Commentary: Intimacy for the avoidant
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the past generation there seems to have been a decline in the number of high-quality friendships. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue Commentary: Bill Clinton races to Trump's rescue
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s voters discovered this week we must now hold one more truth to be self-evident: If Bill Clinton didn’t exist, Donald Trump would have had to invent him. [Read More]
Commentary: A taxing situation Commentary: A taxing situation
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
What would you think of an individual or a company that earned a pre-tax profit of $29.9 million in one year, paid nothing in taxes and still received a $3.5 million refund? [Read More]
Commentary: The blot on Obama's legacy Commentary: The blot on Obama's legacy
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Our excuse for failing to respond to mass atrocities used to be that we didn’t fully appreciate the horrors until it was too late. “If only we had known,” became one refrain, along with, “Never again!” [Read More]
Commentary: Let's get Putin's attention Commentary: Let's get Putin's attention
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
You may have missed this story, so I am repeating it as a public service: [Read More]
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