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Commentary: Shutdown bad for Congress, America Commentary: Shutdown bad for Congress, America
9 weeks ago -
The looming threat of a U.S. government shutdown and temporary layoffs starting on Saturday has lessened with the Trump White House no longer insisting that border wall funding be part of legislation Congress must pass to extend authority for federal spending beyond Friday. [Read More]
Commentary: The Jane Addams model Commentary: The Jane Addams model
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The police vs. the PC police Commentary: The police vs. the PC police
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
As is almost always the case, signs of trouble preceded the latest shooting in Paris, which left one police officer dead and wounded two bystanders before police killed the gunman, later identified as French national Karim Cheurfi, a known criminal with a long, violent record. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats must stop infighting Commentary: Democrats must stop infighting
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
After strong showings in two special elections for congressional seats, Democrats are beginning to believe they have a real shot at winning control of the House of Representatives next year. But if they hope to succeed, they’re going to have to stop fighting one another. [Read More]
Commentary: Attention must be paid Commentary: Attention must be paid
9 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“If ‘never again’ means anything, I had to be here today.” The words came from a rabbi, calling to mind the Holocaust, standing among Christians outside a church in New York on Good Friday evening. The rabbi spoke at a former Catholic church, now being leased to Coptic Christians. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump thinks this is pro-life? Commentary: Trump thinks this is pro-life?
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — When President Donald Trump and his (male) aides sit at a conference table deciding to cut off money to women’s health programs abroad, they call it a “pro-life” move. [Read More]
Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf Commentary: Dubious distinction for whale calf
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Last month, SeaWorld’s chief zoological officer, Chris Dold, said that the impending birth of a killer whale calf at the franchise’s San Antonio marine mammal park would probably be “bittersweet.” [Read More]
Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care Commentary: The balloon, the box and health care
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Imagine a man who for some reason is determined to stuff a balloon into a box — a box that, aside from being the wrong shape, just isn’t big enough. He starts working at one corner, pushing the balloon into position. [Read More]
Commentary: President Trump's reality show Commentary: President Trump's reality show
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
If President Trump were starring in a new reality show — which, of course, he is — here’s a possible title: “The Real World.” [Read More]
Commentary: Free speech an endangered species on U.S. campuses Commentary: Free speech an endangered species on U.S. campuses
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve been asked to speak at various locations for various occasions in the past. I spoke at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall in 2009 when the tea party had a rally. I’ve been a panelist for the Philadelphia Bar Association discussing the media and O.J. Simpson. [Read More]
Commentary: Millennials trending traditional? Commentary: Millennials trending traditional?
9 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
When people describe members of the millennial generation — usually considered those born between 1982 and 2000 — a lot of adjectives get thrown around: lazy, entitled, irresponsible, selfish, unambitious. [Read More]
Commentary: The crisis of Western civ Commentary: The crisis of Western civ
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” [Read More]
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