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Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education? Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education?
11 weeks ago -
Guest columnist Julie Ponzi joins Red-Blue America regular Joel Mathis in debating what’s going wrong with higher education in the U.S. [Read More]
Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother
11 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that “any president would have likely taken the same action Bush did with the information he had.” [Read More]
Commentary: New Day rising Commentary: New Day rising
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” It wasn’t because Barack Obama was recently critiquing religious conservatives that I thought of this quote from Dorothy Day. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate
11 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa, is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010, probably against Democrat Joe Sestak. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. [Read More]
Commentary: Problems not rooted in police Commentary: Problems not rooted in police
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The headline over the Wall Street Journal editorial reads: “No-Growth Republicanism.” The subhead explains: “The GOP’s anti-immigration wing is anti-trade too.” [Read More]
Commentary: Fraternity of failure Commentary: Fraternity of failure
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let’s not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can learn even more by watching how politicians respond to that history. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians running against Washington Commentary: Politicians running against Washington
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — The other day, unannounced presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd that he was blessed by not being in the U.S. Senate and followed that up, according to the national press, by adding he lives in Miami “outside of Washington.” [Read More]
Commentary: Recruiting by ISIS
11 weeks ago -
It’s probably safe to say that most Americans don’t understand the appeal of Islamic fundamentalists’ recruitment of supporters in this country. [Read More]
Commentary: Staying blind to crisis at sea Commentary: Staying blind to crisis at sea
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the world’s most beautiful regions, the seas of Southeast Asia — home to sparkling white beaches and $7,000-a-night beach villas — is becoming a scene of a mass atrocity. [Read More]
Commentary: Americans still value train travel
11 weeks ago -
I grew up watching trains crossing tracks less than a mile from my home in Alabama, counting cars while patiently waiting for the caboose to end the parade. [Read More]
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