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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
10 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]
Commentary: GOP's first policy springtime Commentary: GOP's first policy springtime
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a time-tested Washington way to quickly measure freshly floated ideas. It is to ignore what the floater-in-chief says about it, but focus big time on what the other side says. [Read More]
Commentary: Terrible ideas about immigration Commentary: Terrible ideas about immigration
10 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Beware of a medicine worse than the problem. Beware of Vitter Medicine. Beware of David Vitter, senator from Louisiana, and his colleague in the House, Rep. Steve King of Iowa. [Read More]
Commentary: Deadliest country for children Commentary: Deadliest country for children
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
LUBANGO, Angola — This is a country laden with oil, diamonds, Porsche-driving millionaires and toddlers starving to death. New UNICEF figures show this well-off but corrupt African nation is ranked No. 1 in the world in the rate at which children die before the age of 5. [Read More]
Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Those who believe that the arc of human history bends toward progress and enlightenment must be having a hard time finding a scrap of good news in the media these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Go ahead, make my day Commentary: Go ahead, make my day
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
As the saying goes, “to err is human, to forgive is divine,” to which I’d add: “To ignore” is even more human, and the results rarely divine. [Read More]
Commentary: Companies like Uber could give us an uber future Commentary: Companies like Uber could give us an uber future
10 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
“Uber” is a German word generally used in English to mean “super,” and I am here to argue that nothing is more uber for building an economy than innovative entrepreneurship and that few entrepreneurial companies these days are more uber than Uber. [Read More]
Commentary: A war of Obama's own making Commentary: A war of Obama's own making
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran. They have a right to be angry — but not to be surprised. [Read More]
Commentary: Double standard on Hillary's email? Commentary: Double standard on Hillary's email?
10 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
I’ll leave to those with IT expertise the technical questions about servers, encryption and cyber security, while I raise seven practical considerations regarding the use of email by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Read More]
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