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Commentary: The principle of cause and effect Commentary: The principle of cause and effect
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.” [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
9 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump supporters making sense Commentary: Trump supporters making sense
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
You don’t have to think Donald Trump should be elected president to think those having at some of his supporters are sometimes just plain out of it. [Read More]
Commentary: The campaign's about fear Commentary: The campaign's about fear
9 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, after similar tragedies in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando and Istanbul, made two things painfully clear. Western societies, including the United States, have failed to blunt the growing threat of Islamist terrorism. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Pokémon Go' is a work of art Commentary: 'Pokémon Go' is a work of art
10 weeks ago -
“Pokémon Go” appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such as Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram or Facebook. [Read More]
Commentary: Watching Trump losing control Commentary: Watching Trump losing control
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails? [Read More]
Commentary: Pence is salt to Trump's pepper Commentary: Pence is salt to Trump's pepper
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t stop the hard left from hauling out its familiar and overused rhetoric. [Read More]
Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. [Read More]
Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If we consider the history of American transportation in terms of an apt metaphor — a highway — we might note several so-called forks in the road where we’ve taken one path rather than another, and, as Robert Frost would say, “that has made all the difference.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The flaring up of racial tensions in recent weeks has created alarm, rage and grief across the country. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll found 69 percent of Americans say race relations are bad — almost on par with the discontent during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. [Read More]
Commentary: Deporting kids to their deaths Commentary: Deporting kids to their deaths
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I’m mostly a fan of the Obama administration, but this is just plain immoral. [Read More]
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