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Commentary: Closing a gap in Mario Cuomo's legacy Commentary: Closing a gap in Mario Cuomo's legacy
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Accolades and oft-told anecdotes have been rolling in ever since Mario Cuomo — the most famous politician of his era who never became president (indeed, never even ran for the job!) — died of heart failure on New Year’s Day, at age 82. [Read More]
Commentary: National service? You go first Commentary: National service? You go first
8 weeks ago -
Here’s an idea that periodically develops traction across the political spectrum, even though it’s not particularly likely to be implemented: A one-year, non-mandatory national service program for Americans ages 18-28. [Read More]
Commentary: The problem with meaning Commentary: The problem with meaning
8 weeks ago -
Not long ago, a friend sent me a speech that the great civic leader John Gardner gave to the Stanford Alumni Association 61 years after he graduated from that college. The speech is chock-full of practical wisdom. I especially liked this passage: [Read More]
Commentary: Mario Cuomo's rhetoric, record Commentary: Mario Cuomo's rhetoric, record
8 weeks ago -
How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Selma' and struggling with the '60s Commentary: 'Selma' and struggling with the '60s
8 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Why attacks on Scalise misfired Commentary: Why attacks on Scalise misfired
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Democrats have tried to rev up the outrage machine over news that Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 3 ranking House Republican, may or may not have given a speech to a white supremacist group in Louisiana 12 years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Presidents and the economy Commentary: Presidents and the economy
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Suddenly, or so it seems, the U.S. economy is looking better. Things have been looking up for a while, but at this point the signs of improvement — job gains, rapidly growing GDP, rising public confidence — are unmistakable. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to fight robocall scams Commentary: It's time to fight robocall scams
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The attackers struck without warning during the hectic holiday season, pinpointing a target in our homeland from half a world away. It was your home telephone. [Read More]
Commentary: Studying ISIS and ourselves Commentary: Studying ISIS and ourselves
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The commander of American Special Operations in the Middle East, Major Gen. Michael K. Nagata, is reported to be seeking help in learning why the Islamic State is so dangerous. If he doesn’t know, what does that say about the prospect for victory over these radical terrorists. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we heed pope on global warming? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should we heed pope on global warming?
8 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
What are we to make of the pope’s coming encyclical calling the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to action on climate change? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the issue. [Read More]
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