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Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea Politically Uncorrected: The devil and the deep blue sea
8 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Historically Americans have complained that elections offer little real choice between presidential candidates or policies. A choice between “Frick” and “Frack” is no choice at all. [Read More]
Commentary: Worthy of our contempt Commentary: Worthy of our contempt
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump said some more disgusting things over the weekend. If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention. [Read More]
Commentary: When women win, so do men Commentary: When women win, so do men
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When a woman breaks a glass ceiling and becomes the presidential nominee of a major political party, what should men think? [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech Commentary: Hillary's recycled speech
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Environmentalists should be pleased with Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, because it was largely recycled talking points we have heard for decades. [Read More]
Commentary: Thanks, Obama Commentary: Thanks, Obama
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
PHILADELPHIA — It wasn’t easy for Barack Obama, a skinny newcomer to national politics with an exotic name and scant resume, to overthrow the voracious Clinton machine. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry? Red-Blue America: Why are Democrats so angry?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate why Democrats, especially Bernie Sanders' supporters, are so angry. [Read More]
Commentary: Requiem for the VCR Commentary: Requiem for the VCR
9 weeks ago -
The VCR, in frail health for decades, has died. The Funai Corp. of Japan, last known maker of videocassette recorders, said it would stop making the machines by the end of last month. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary’s choice Commentary: Hillary’s choice
9 weeks ago -
Monday night’s full-throated roar from the left — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all on the same evening, really? — should have convinced any doubters in the Democratic Party that boring is just the ticket (or at least the bottom half of the ticket). [Read More]
Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears Commentary: Republican convention dead right to highlight fears
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The Republican National Convention was, despite conservative objections to the contrary, a dark affair. But to say that is not to be critical. To say that is to be practical, clear-eyed and observant. [Read More]
Commentary: Who loves America? Commentary: Who loves America?
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It was quite a week in politics. On one side, the Democratic National Convention was very much a celebration of America. [Read More]
Commentary: It's about time Commentary: It's about time
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
With the history-making nomination of Hillary Clinton, the party that prides itself on inclusion has finally recognized one-half of the human race. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian scheme Commentary: Russian scheme
9 weeks ago -
According to a recently released report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, Russia’s government ran a “systematic scheme” to infuse the Russian team with performance-enhancing drugs and to cover up that cheating, before, during and after the 2014 Winter Olympics, which Russia hosted. [Read More]
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