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Commentary: Dogs, cats and leadership Commentary: Dogs, cats and leadership
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When he was in the middle of his Syrian peace deal negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry would go to President Barack Obama with a request: Could the U.S. quietly send a few cruise missiles to hit Assad regime targets, just to send a message and maybe move the Syrian president toward a deal. [Read More]
Commentary: Lyme disease needs better answers Commentary: Lyme disease needs better answers
8 weeks ago -
It’s now 35 years since a corkscrew-shaped bacterium was identified as the cause of Lyme disease. But we still have no safe and effective vaccine, no reliable diagnostic test and no adequate therapy. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Every parent's nightmare' Commentary: 'Every parent's nightmare'
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We as a society derided the Roman Catholic Church as an accessory to child sexual abuse, and we lambasted Penn State for similar offenses. [Read More]
Commentary: White poverty and me Commentary: White poverty and me
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., has said that if you are white, “you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” [Read More]
Commentary: How Clinton got her dubious distinction Commentary: How Clinton got her dubious distinction
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Hillary Clinton, ever the optimistic front-runner, ended her Michigan primary campaign eagerly looking ahead. After all, the pollsters were assuring her everything would turn out fine. [Read More]
Commentary: Only Trump can trump Trump Commentary: Only Trump can trump Trump
8 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Donald Trump is a walking political science course. His meteoric rise is lesson No. 1 on leadership: Most voters do not listen through their ears. They listen through their stomachs. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's immigration flip-flop Commentary: Trump's immigration flip-flop
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary across the board, but he did particularly well with the 10 percent of voters who named immigration as the nation’s top issue. [Read More]
Commentary: When fallacies collide Commentary: When fallacies collide
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The formal debates among the Republicans who would be president have exceeded all expectations. Even the most hardened cynics couldn’t have imagined that the candidates would sink so low, and stay so focused on personal insults. [Read More]
As I See It: Working to avoid opioid OD deaths As I See It: Working to avoid opioid OD deaths
8 weeks ago -
Drug overdose deaths are claiming the lives of more Pennsylvanians today than even motor vehicle accidents. [Read More]
Commentary: A divided GOP does not have a prayer Commentary: A divided GOP does not have a prayer
8 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
This is how a political party looks when it’s coming unglued. Last week, the Republicans’ two most recent presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and John McCain, denounced this year’s likely nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Razzle dazzling ourselves Commentary: Razzle dazzling ourselves
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Looking for someone — anyone — to blame for the rise of Donald Trump, a rise fueled by angry white males who feel left out and rejected by the elites and special interest groups that disparage their race, mock their faith and criticize their patriotism as xenophobia. [Read More]
Commentary: Outcome of FBI fight with Apple will affect your privacy Commentary: Outcome of FBI fight with Apple will affect your privacy
8 weeks ago -
The legal dispute between the FBI and Apple over a locked iPhone is clouded in technical details that are hard for many to understand, an unclear area of law, and a terrible tragedy in San Bernardino, Calif., that provokes unease and fear. [Read More]
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