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Commentary: Empowering the ugliness Commentary: Empowering the ugliness
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
We live in an era of political news that is, all too often, shocking but not surprising. The rise of Donald Trump definitely falls into that category. [Read More]
Commentary: Muslims should lead the charge Commentary: Muslims should lead the charge
9 weeks ago -
The violent scene at Leytonstone Tube station in London last Saturday night demonstrated the power of smartphones to capture the drama of unexpected events. [Read More]
Commentary: Asian cities fight for air Commentary: Asian cities fight for air
9 weeks ago -
In the race for development, Asia’s leading cities are gasping for breath. Delhi’s air pollution is the stuff of nightmares and its residents are suffering from variety of respiratory ailments. [Read More]
Commentary: Ravings from the right Commentary: Ravings from the right
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Be afraid, be very afraid. Along with watching cable TV news terrorism coverage 24/7, some people appear to think it’s your patriotic duty to run around with your hair on fire. It’s the American Way. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's not so good speech Commentary: Obama's not so good speech
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The question of “if” is an unanswerable one in history. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ted Cruz establishment Commentary: The Ted Cruz establishment
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There are two types of Machiavellians in politics, Selfish Machiavellians and Kind Machiavellians. The Selfish ones are the ones we usually think of — the nakedly ambitious people who are always strategizing, sometimes ruthlessly, for their own personal advantage. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief Commentary: Islamic State's new recruiter-in-chief
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In their clandestine headquarters half-a-world away, the Islamic State’s terrorist leaders are surely celebrating. A huge recruiting bonanza has just been gifted to their mass-murdering cause by America’s Republican Party presidential front-runner, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: It's not the economy, stupid Commentary: It's not the economy, stupid
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last year, Islamic State seized control of big chunks of Iraq and Syria. This year, it’s hijacking the U.S. presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Disorder in Sharia courts Commentary: Disorder in Sharia courts
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
LONDON — Set aside for a moment the violent incidents associated with people claiming to act under the authority of their Islamic faith and consider instead what passes for normalcy. [Read More]
Commentary: How Islamic State makes radicals Commentary: How Islamic State makes radicals
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, some people’s minds flew to the materialistic element of the atrocity — the guns that were used in the killing. [Read More]
Commentary: Driverless cars' life/death decisions Commentary: Driverless cars' life/death decisions
9 weeks ago -
It’s 2025. You and your daughter are riding in a driverless car along Pacific Coast Highway. The autonomous vehicle rounds a corner and detects a crosswalk full of children. It brakes, but your lane is unexpectedly full of sand from a recent rock slide. It can’t get traction. [Read More]
Commentary: What is prayer's place after tragedy? Commentary: What is prayer's place after tragedy?
9 weeks ago -
Just a few weeks after promoting the #PrayForParis hashtag campaign, the New York Daily News decided that prayer is a perverse response to the San Bernardino massacre. [Read More]
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