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Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1972, the break-in at the old Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building was foiled when night watchman Frank Wills saw tape the burglars had put over door latches. He called the cops. The cops caught the crooks. [Read More]
Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul
9 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, despite repeated warnings by economists and the programs’ administrators that the programs will begin spending more than they take in. [Read More]
Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. [Read More]
Commentary: Was there an act of treason? Commentary: Was there an act of treason?
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The greatest political scandal in U.S. history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in 1968 to sabotage a U.S. diplomatic effort to end the Vietnam War. [Read More]
Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
A rough translation of Maryland’s state motto is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.” [Read More]
Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health
10 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Obamacare came at the American people as an endlessly complicated, incomprehensibly detailed, all-inclusive project turning medical care upside down in order to turn health right side up. Is it working? [Read More]
Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia
10 weeks ago -
A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. [Read More]
Commentary: Calling upon a few good men Commentary: Calling upon a few good men
10 weeks ago -
Memo To: Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [Read More]
Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget
10 weeks ago -
President Donald Trump’s first federal budget is very important — but not for the reasons so widely discussed in recent days. [Read More]
Commentary: The unifying American story Commentary: The unifying American story
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multigenerational project, that gives an overarching sense of meaning and purpose to our history. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump budget starves world Commentary: Trump budget starves world
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
First, a quiz: What is the most important crisis in the world today? [Read More]
Commentary: Travel ban equals Muslim ban Commentary: Travel ban equals Muslim ban
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Religion is very important to me. I’m not unusual. According to a recent Pew report, three-quarters of Americans said that religion was at least “somewhat important” in their lives, and well over half said that it was “very important.” Only 11 percent said that it was “not important.” [Read More]
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