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Commentary: Iran deal could prove fatal to Israel Commentary: Iran deal could prove fatal to Israel
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, “Israel needs friends.” [Read More]
Commentary: Two women, opposite fortunes Commentary: Two women, opposite fortunes
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
LUANDA, Angola — This is the tale of two women, each an emblem, in her own way, of one of the world’s most corrupt and dysfunctional nations. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is U.S. ready for medical pot? Red-Blue America: Is U.S. ready for medical pot?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Congress should approve a bill to classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, meaning the federal government would allow it be used as medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: Of pussycats and Meerkat Commentary: Of pussycats and Meerkat
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
AUSTIN, Texas — Pity the poor cat. Somehow that creature of infinite detachment emerged as the symbol of incessant attachment here at South by Southwest. [Read More]
Commentary: Trillion-dollar fraudsters Commentary: Trillion-dollar fraudsters
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk.” [Read More]
Commentary: Congress should OK use of force
9 weeks ago -
For seven months, the United States has been engaged in military action — war, to put it plainly — against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Yet it’s not clear that Congress will provide explicit authorization for airstrikes and the commitment of uniformed advisers. [Read More]
Commentary: Inviting struggle, sharing power Commentary: Inviting struggle, sharing power
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The relationship between the White House and Congress on foreign policy has often been called “an invitation to struggle.” The last two years of the Obama administration are shaping up as a classic example of that tension. [Read More]
Commentary: Political wrangling dooms victims of human trafficking Commentary: Political wrangling dooms victims of human trafficking
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The idea that human beings can be treated like property is not new. It’s as old as Pharaoh using the Israelites as tools to build his pyramids. It’s as old as the slaves who were counted as three-fifths of a man by the Supreme Court of this nation. [Read More]
Commentary: Counting on voter ignorance Commentary: Counting on voter ignorance
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As near as I can determine, Sen. Tom Cotton’s biggest worry about Iran is that its government is as bellicose and fanatical as he is. [Read More]
Commentary: The zero-sum moment Commentary: The zero-sum moment
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
National elections take place within a specific global moment. In the 1990s, there was a presumption that we were living in an age of rapid progress. The world was cumulatively heading toward greater pluralism, individualism, prosperity and freedom. [Read More]
Commentary: Letter to Iran distracts from real issue
9 weeks ago -
There are plenty of good reasons to be infuriated, fearful, skeptical — insert an adjective of your choosing — over the Obama administration’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. [Read More]
Commentary: Sunshine Week should turn up heat Commentary: Sunshine Week should turn up heat
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
This week is “Sunshine Week,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.” [Read More]
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