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Commentary: Trump, Muslims - by numbers Commentary: Trump, Muslims - by numbers
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Among the many criticisms of Donald Trump’s ban-Muslim-immigration proposal is that it is based on bogus data. [Read More]
Commentary: What we talk about when we talk about guns Commentary: What we talk about when we talk about guns
8 weeks ago -
I enjoy unproductive talk. Bloviating, berating, snarking and swearing about politics are all pleasures, and not even particularly guilty ones. [Read More]
Commentary: Hot air in Paris Commentary: Hot air in Paris
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
If representatives of the nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change had instead formed a coalition to fight a real threat — Islamic terrorism — they might have accomplished something useful. [Read More]
Commentary: Hope from Paris Commentary: Hope from Paris
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Did the Paris climate accord save civilization? Maybe. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it’s actually the best climate news we’ve had in a very long time. [Read More]
Commentary: Ted Cruz's absurd refugee plan Commentary: Ted Cruz's absurd refugee plan
8 weeks ago -
Maybe Sen. Ted Cruz sees that fear-mongering and demagoguery are working for Donald Trump. That’s the only explanation for the ill-conceived bill the Texas Republican proposed in the Senate last week to impede the resettlement of refugees seeking shelter in the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Cruz's bold play just might work Commentary: Cruz's bold play just might work
8 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
All year long, smart Republicans have been whispering: Keep a close eye on Ted Cruz. He’s got a message that appeals to the party’s most conservative voters. He’s running a good campaign, well-organized and well-funded. He’s going to be a finalist — and he might just win the nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's cautious strategy on ISIS may not work Commentary: Obama's cautious strategy on ISIS may not work
8 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The Republican presidential candidates’ responses to President Barack Obama’s Dec. 6 speech on his strategy to defeat the Islamic State were uniformly negative. [Read More]
Commentary: Christians need support in Middle East Commentary: Christians need support in Middle East
8 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
ROME — There are people being killed and crucified. Families are being shackled. Unspeakable things are being done to women. True Christian martyrdom is happening in the world today. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Dems and GOP agree Trump has to go Red-Blue America: Dems and GOP agree Trump has to go
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Donald Trump is bad for America. He is bad for the Republican Party. He is bad for the conservative movement. He is bad for the country he wants to lead. [Read More]
Commentary: Please, please convince me that gun control would work Commentary: Please, please convince me that gun control would work
8 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I am not a gun enthusiast. And I find the tactics used by some pro-Second Amendment groups, particularly those in Texas, to be counterproductive and intimidating. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The matters of 2016 election year POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The matters of 2016 election year
9 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Predicating what will happen in the 2016 election cycle looks like a fool’s errand. Virtually every expert has been wrong so far. [Read More]
Commentary: Empowering the ugliness Commentary: Empowering the ugliness
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
We live in an era of political news that is, all too often, shocking but not surprising. The rise of Donald Trump definitely falls into that category. [Read More]
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