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Commentary: How republics end Commentary: How republics end
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many people are reacting to rise of Trumpism and nativist movements in Europe by reading history — specifically, the history of the 1930s. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian hacking fight to persist Commentary: Russian hacking fight to persist
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to finish a review of allegations of Russian election hacking by the time Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. Don’t look for the report to settle anything. [Read More]
Commentary: Aleppo's tragic, unsurprising fall Commentary: Aleppo's tragic, unsurprising fall
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The slaughter of civilians in Aleppo last week may have shocked the conscience of the world, but no one should have been surprised. Syria’s Assad regime has always treated opponents savagely, and its assault on Aleppo, once the country’s largest city, has been coming for a long time. [Read More]
Commentary: The search for hope and humility Commentary: The search for hope and humility
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., once said that, “Those who travel the high road of humility will not be troubled by heavy traffic.” [Read More]
Commentary: Russia's Putin is winning Commentary: Russia's Putin is winning
9 weeks ago -
Let’s just be perfectly clear with whom we’re getting in bed. While the CIA has concluded that hackers, acting as agents of the Russian government, meddled in the U.S. election process on Donald Trump’s behalf, last week, civilians in Aleppo, Syria, were summarily executed by pro-Assad forces. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump - the Russian poodle Commentary: Trump - the Russian poodle
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In 1972, President Richard Nixon’s White House dispatched burglars to bug Democratic Party offices. That Watergate burglary and related “dirty tricks” nauseated Americans. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What to do about Russia? Red-Blue America: What to do about Russia?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate how Americans should react if Russia meddled in our election. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's war on facts Commentary: Trump's war on facts
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump’s warped war on facts continues. The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia tried to influence the presidential election in Trump’s favor by hacking into Democratic computers. [Read More]
Commentary: Useful idiots galore Commentary: Useful idiots galore
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Wednesday an editorial in The Times described Donald Trump as a “useful idiot” serving Russian interests. That may not be exactly right. [Read More]
Commentary: Sleepy drivers kill Commentary: Sleepy drivers kill
10 weeks ago -
Society looks askance at the inebriated person who gets behind the wheel and the one who texts while driving. But no such opprobrium faces the groggy driver. Perhaps America is too tired to notice him. [Read More]
Commentary: We've let frivolity distract us from another genocide Commentary: We've let frivolity distract us from another genocide
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A lawyer who works for the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s office gets caught on camera hanging out with a moron who sprays anti-Trump graffiti on a wall. The mayor suggests it’s a “dumb mistake.” The wine-sipping dilettante keeps his job. It’s disgusting and unfair. [Read More]
Commentary: Aleppo’s torment Commentary: Aleppo’s torment
10 weeks ago -
The waning days of the Obama administration are now paired with the waning lives of Aleppo. [Read More]
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