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Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture' Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture'
10 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Some things are black and white. That Brock Turner, the Stanford University swimmer recently found guilty of brutally assaulting an unconscious woman in an alley, is a callous rapist and the woman he so thoughtlessly abused is a victim are facts not in dispute. [Read More]
Commentary: The great college coddling Commentary: The great college coddling
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees’ children. [Read More]
Commentary: Extremists and guns Commentary: Extremists and guns
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Over the past two decades, Canada has had eight mass shootings. Just so far this month, the United States has already had 20. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Splashed all over the news this week is precisely the sort of political crisis many party leaders were terrified about — more than three decades ago. Their solution was to invent a most unconventional convention concept: superdelegates. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton the most qualified? Commentary: Clinton the most qualified?
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Speaking of Hillary Clinton, President Obama said, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” Really? She would be equal to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and himself? [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons of Hiroshima, Orlando Commentary: Lessons of Hiroshima, Orlando
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I want to talk today about the horrific human tragedy of Orlando. But first I want to talk about Hiroshima — or, more precisely, the profound speech that President Barack Obama gave there May 27 that got lost in all the campaign noise here. [Read More]
Commentary: World watches U.S. self-destruct Commentary: World watches U.S. self-destruct
10 weeks ago -
The world is watching us. Americans always have known that. But for a while now, I’ve been troubled by what others see. [Read More]
Commentary: Ralph Reed goes all in for Trump Commentary: Ralph Reed goes all in for Trump
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As Ralph Reed, the longtime evangelical leader, sees it, Donald Trump did two smart things in his appearance before Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition Road to Majority conference in Washington recently. [Read More]
Commentary: A party agrift Commentary: A party agrift
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This is not a column about Donald Trump. It’s not about the fraudulent scheme that was Trump University. [Read More]
Commentary: A declaration of war is needed Commentary: A declaration of war is needed
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Credit President Obama for finally using the words he has desperately tried to avoid during his presidency. He correctly called the mass shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub Sunday morning, which killed 49 and injured 53, “an act of terror.” [Read More]
Commentary: Civility needed in American politics Commentary: Civility needed in American politics
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Several years ago Jim Mullen had a good idea. Actually it turned out to be a great idea, considering the state of American politics today. [Read More]
Commentary: Media learn how to handle Trump Commentary: Media learn how to handle Trump
10 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Donald Trump’s free ride on your television screen is coming to an end. In the Republican primary campaign, Trump profited from his undeniable entertainment value, grabbing hours of TV time with speeches, news conferences and interviews. To be honest, it was hard not to watch. [Read More]
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