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Commentary: Twitter reaffirms our rights Commentary: Twitter reaffirms our rights
10 weeks ago -
Twitter’s most bellicose presidential user often tweets taunts and accusations, but when someone else does it, they’re out of line. [Read More]
Commentary: Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F' Commentary: Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F'
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's budget weakens health Commentary: Trump's budget weakens health
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Mitch McConnell can count. The Senate majority leader has 52 Republicans and needs 60 votes to break a filibuster. So when Congress returns from its Easter recess, Democrats will “have to play a major role” in the chamber’s deliberations, he told The Washington Post. [Read More]
Commentary: There's no substitute for our close friends Commentary: There's no substitute for our close friends
10 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
My husband and I were watching a documentary about super-max prisons and I started missing my friends. [Read More]
Commentary: We need better tax enforcement Commentary: We need better tax enforcement
10 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
If you’re still laboring over your tax forms to meet the April 18 filing deadline, here’s a comforting thought: Unless you made well over $1 million — and unless your financial life is as complicated as, say, Donald Trump’s — your chances of being audited are getting ever closer to zero. [Read More]
Commentary: It's apparent Putin still calls shots in Syria Commentary: It's apparent Putin still calls shots in Syria
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Almost exactly 10 years before launching a Tomahawk missile strike against a Syrian air base, Donald J. Trump enjoyed a similar triumph in an internationally televised, pay-per-view spectacle called the “Battle of the Billionaires.” [Read More]
Commentary: U.S., Russia rerun their classic thriller Commentary: U.S., Russia rerun their classic thriller
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Some one thousand miles due east of Moscow’s always-tightly secured Kremlin, where Russia’s president and foreign minister met Wednesday with America’s secretary of state, life has long seemed pastoral and downright peaceful. [Read More]
Commentary: Can Trump mend Obama's errors? Commentary: Can Trump mend Obama's errors?
10 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Obama talked tough and acted meekly, and his policies were therefore a factor in thousands of people losing their lives, the Syrian refugee crisis, Middle East mayhem generally and U.S. leadership taking a dive worldwide, say such analysts as Robert Kagan of Brookings Institution. [Read More]
Commentary: Executing guilty, innocent in Arkansas Commentary: Executing guilty, innocent in Arkansas
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Nearly three dozen men sit on death row in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005. Unless clemency is granted, seven of them — an eighth man was granted a temporary reprieve — will be given lethal injections all within a 10-day period, between April 17 and 27. [Read More]
Commentary: We live in age of wonkery Commentary: We live in age of wonkery
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some movement. You would call yourself a Marxist, a neoconservative, a Freudian, an existentialist or a New Deal liberal. [Read More]
Commentary: On Syria, Trump needs to be Trump Commentary: On Syria, Trump needs to be Trump
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Trump foreign policy team has been all over the map on what to do next in Syria — topple the regime, intensify aid to rebels, respond to any new attacks on innocent civilians. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump should explain his Syria policy Commentary: Trump should explain his Syria policy
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Belligerence is in the air in Washington. President Trump is enjoying (extremely rare) bipartisan praise for a cruise-missile attack on Syria. There’s tough talk from some Republicans about more. And even tougher talk about Russia. North Korea, too. [Read More]
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