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Commentary: Can Mitch make Senate better? Commentary: Can Mitch make Senate better?
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
To outsiders, some of the changes new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring to the Senate might seem like inside baseball. But they could bring about a huge improvement in the way the Senate works. And that could in turn lead to a huge improvement in the way Washington works. [Read More]
Commentary: The invisible 2016 primary ... revealed Commentary: The invisible 2016 primary ... revealed
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
This early stretch of presidential campaigns used to be known as the invisible primary. The action — would-be candidates drawing up strategies, courting donors and recruiting aides — occurred beyond the sight of ordinary voters. [Read More]
Commentary: Tolerance, violence and conversation Commentary: Tolerance, violence and conversation
7 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
This column begins as a little bit of a “love letter” to Anderson Cooper. And, no, not just because I felt for the man on New Year’s Eve as Kathy Griffin ragged on him and streaked his hair blue and pink on live TV. [Read More]
Commentary: Deano Chronicles, continued Commentary: Deano Chronicles, continued
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Kissing the sun. Swilling merlot. Plotting revenge. Life is good for John Boehner. Lying in a hammock at his new condo in Marco Island, Fla., the speaker of the House is even closing in on his goal of getting darker than the oxblood leather wingback chair in his Capitol office. [Read More]
Commentary: Voodoo time machine Commentary: Voodoo time machine
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many of us in the econ biz were wondering how the new leaders of Congress would respond to the sharp increase in American economic growth that, we now know, began last spring. [Read More]
Commentary: This program worked Commentary: This program worked
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Weeks after voters dissed the Democrats, an important economic benchmark was passed with little public notice: The U.S. government sold off its stake in Ally Financial, the auto financing company once known as GMAC. It even made money on the deal — about $2.4 billion. [Read More]
Commentary: America's preening protesters, and nous sommes Charlie Commentary: America's preening protesters, and nous sommes Charlie
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A few months ago, Brandeis University disgraced its honorable namesake, the great Supreme Court justice, and decided to rescind an honorary degree and speaking invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
7 weeks ago -
American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has scaled down the list. Concerns over the economy have, as well. [Read More]
Commentary: Pushback in Tehran
7 weeks ago -
This winter, Tehran has been a place of conferences and complaints. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last Sunday addressed a conference on the economy and bemoaned that “the economy cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world.” [Read More]
Commentary: The loud silence from Islam Commentary: The loud silence from Islam
7 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
A dark shadow passed over Paris, the City of Light, on Wednesday. Well-organized, well-trained killers murdered 13 people in the name of Allah. [Read More]
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