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Commentary: Another Age of Discovery Commentary: Another Age of Discovery
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Have we been here before? I know — it feels as if the internet, virtual reality, Donald Trump, Facebook, sequencing of the human genome and machines that can reason better than people constitute a change in the pace of change without precedent. [Read More]
Commentary: Where have all the good jobs gone? Commentary: Where have all the good jobs gone?
9 weeks ago -
The good jobs are disappearing. Those that predated the digital revolution are dropping away altogether or being replaced by low-paying service jobs and other less secure employment. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012 Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 39.1 percent, to be precise — while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. [Read More]
Commentary: A tale of two parties Commentary: A tale of two parties
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. [Read More]
Commentary: Entering the logic-free zone Commentary: Entering the logic-free zone
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass, recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. [Read More]
Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
TULSA, Okla. — In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a controversial compromise bill for welfare reform, promising to “end welfare as we know it.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S. Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S.
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
To start to do something about the horror, the pain, the awfulness of mass-murder terrorism in the United States, it would help if we focused more on real fixes instead of gun control. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what? Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether it matters if President Obama uses the term 'radical Islam.' [Read More]
Commentary: Trump in the dumps Commentary: Trump in the dumps
9 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
He won’t pivot. So I have to. Having seen Donald Trump as a braggadocious but benign celebrity in New York for decades, I did not regard him as the apotheosis of evil. He seemed more like a toon. [Read More]
Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him
10 weeks ago -
All of us have had one. We either have one now, or we had one in the past. We may have known them quite well, not at all, or somewhere in-between. They might have nurtured us, abandoned us, or just flittered in and out of our lives. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country? Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country?
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The evidence continues to mount: Donald Trump does not understand or respect the political system he seeks to lead. The only other explanation is that he understands the system very well, and is trying to undermine its basic foundations in order to clear his path to the White House. [Read More]
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