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Commentary: Obama best when he stays out of way Commentary: Obama best when he stays out of way
8 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
For most of his six years in office, President Barack Obama utilized virtually every means a Keynesian imagination can cook up to give us the worst economic recovery since World War II. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton and the company he keeps Commentary: Clinton and the company he keeps
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps.” [Read More]
Commentary: Satire, terrorism and Islam Commentary: Satire, terrorism and Islam
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo skewers people of all faiths and backgrounds. One cartoon showed rolls of toilet paper marked “Bible,” “Torah” and “Quran,” and the explanation: “In the toilet, all religions.” [Read More]
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
9 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
9 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
9 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]
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