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Commentary: Deal? Or no deal? Commentary: Deal? Or no deal?
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Obama team’s effort to negotiate a deal with Iran that could prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear bomb for at least a decade is now entering its critical final stage. [Read More]
Commentary: Flunking civics not an option Commentary: Flunking civics not an option
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It’s an old joke, but one that is a commentary on our times. A pollster asks: “What do you think about the level of ignorance and apathy in the country?” The person replies: “I don’t know and I don’t care.” [Read More]
Commentary: Compensation for Iranian hostages? Commentary: Compensation for Iranian hostages?
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Thirty-five years after their nightmarish ordeal in the land of the Persians, the 52 Iran hostages are still seeking compensation they believe their government owes them. [Read More]
Commentary: Greece on the brink Commentary: Greece on the brink
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
“Don’t you think they want us to fail?” That’s the question I kept hearing during a brief but intense visit to Athens. [Read More]
Commentary: Assisted suicide's grave implications Commentary: Assisted suicide's grave implications
10 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“It’s scary and it knocks the breath out of you.” Maggie Karner is not unrealistic or “romantic” about death and dying. And she should know. [Read More]
Commentary: Granny get your gun Commentary: Granny get your gun
10 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should Cuba be taken off list? Red-Blue America: Should Cuba be taken off list?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate President Barack Obama plan to remove Cuba from the U.S. government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism. [Read More]
Commentary: Age is more than just a number, and that's a good thing Commentary: Age is more than just a number, and that's a good thing
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
It’s popular to say that age is just a number. I never understood that statement. Aside from being self-evident, the implication that age is irrelevant makes absolutely no sense. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's '47 percent' problem Commentary: Hillary's '47 percent' problem
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
As Hillary Clinton starts her second run for the presidency, one statistic stands out: 47 percent. [Read More]
Commentary: Cuba no longer belongs on terror list
11 weeks ago -
As politically unpalatable as it may seem, the Obama administration's decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is an inevitable bow to reality. [Read More]
Commentary: That old-time economics Commentary: That old-time economics
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
BRUSSELS — America has yet to achieve a full recovery from the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. Still, it seems fair to say that we’ve made up much, though by no means all, of the lost ground. [Read More]
Commentary: When cultures shift Commentary: When cultures shift
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In January 1969, two quarterbacks played against each other in Super Bowl III. Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath were both superstars. They were both from western Pennsylvania, but they came from different cultural universes. Unitas was reticent, workmanlike and deliberately unglamorous. [Read More]
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