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Commentary: Snoop Dogg is right Commentary: Snoop Dogg is right
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the “Roots” remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that black folks are having,” he is singing my song. [Read More]
Commentary: Treat addiction as a disease, not a defect Commentary: Treat addiction as a disease, not a defect
7 weeks ago -
I have followed news of Prince’s death this spring with a mix of anger and insight. While the cause is still under investigation, officials suspect prescription drugs played a role; authorities found opioid medication on him when he died and in his Minnesota home. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians and lies that matter Commentary: Politicians and lies that matter
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Your Honor, I rise this week in defense of Hillary Clinton. I see from polls that Clinton scores very low on “trustworthy” questions. Well, let’s talk about truth in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Trump attacked Martinez Commentary: Why Trump attacked Martinez
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Many observers were mystified when Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. But the story was really very simple: Martinez hit Trump, so Trump hit back. [Read More]
Commentary: Feel the math Commentary: Feel the math
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This is my fifth presidential campaign as a New York Times columnist, so I’ve watched a lot of election coverage, and I came into this cycle prepared for the worst. Or so I thought. [Read More]
Commentary: Rules? What rules? Commentary: Rules? What rules?
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“Rules are made to be broken” is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton’s attitude (and Bill’s, too) about rules more than the late science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein. [Read More]
Commentary: The liberal blind spot Commentary: The liberal blind spot
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Classic liberalism exalted tolerance, reflected in a line often (and probably wrongly) attributed to Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are millennials still living at home? Red-Blue America: Why are millennials still living at home?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider the issue of whether millennials still living with their parents are avoiding responsibility or if they are lacking in opportunity. [Read More]
Commentary: Remembering my World War II squadmates Commentary: Remembering my World War II squadmates
8 weeks ago -
As Memorial Day has evolved since the Civil War, our nation celebrates it to remember and honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces. At the national level, the service itself is more important than the cause. [Read More]
Commentary: Convicting innocent officer wouldn't be justice for Gray Commentary: Convicting innocent officer wouldn't be justice for Gray
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Movements are messy and therefore difficult to manage. Unlike weddings — which are usually planned to cover every detail, including which relatives get confined to social Siberia and what shade of hideous is forced upon the bridesmaids — social revolutions are unpredictable. [Read More]
Commentary: Delusions of competence Commentary: Delusions of competence
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In general, you shouldn’t pay much attention to polls at this point, especially with Republicans unifying around Donald Trump while Bernie Sanders hasn’t conceded the inevitable. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders plays a dangerous game Commentary: Sanders plays a dangerous game
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bernie Sanders is playing a selfish, dangerous game. [Read More]
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