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Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand Commentary: Apple picks wrong time to take stand
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
There was a time when gentlemen didn’t read other gentlemen’s mail. That, of course, was when spying was considered a dirty business and some were punished by death for doing so. [Read More]
Commentary: Accepting Trump's good with the bad Commentary: Accepting Trump's good with the bad
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
WALTERBORO, S.C. — In a recent interview with Donald Trump, Fox News’ Greta van Susteren posed a simple question from a viewer: “Why don’t you act more presidential?” [Read More]
Commentary: Cranks on top Commentary: Cranks on top
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If prediction markets (and most hardheaded analysis) are to be believed, Hillary Clinton, having demonstrated her staying power, is the overwhelming favorite for the Democratic nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'itching ears' of Trump followers Commentary: The 'itching ears' of Trump followers
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Since religious language has again infected this unpredictable and turbulent political season, here is a verse that could describe the followers of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Escape from Bushworld Commentary: Escape from Bushworld
10 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
LAS VEGAS — The Bushes always bristled at the “d” word. And now they don’t have to worry about it any more. [Read More]
Commentary: My friend, the former Muslim extremist Commentary: My friend, the former Muslim extremist
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Whenever a Muslim carries out a terror attack in the West, the question arises: Why do they hate us? Provocative answers come from my friend Rafiullah Kakar, who has lived a more astonishing life than almost anyone I know. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should Obama get to name Scalia successor? Red-Blue America: Should Obama get to name Scalia successor?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the issue of who should pick a successor to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's rise tied to what he's not Commentary: Trump's rise tied to what he's not
10 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
If pundits were paid for accurately capturing the true nature of voter sentiment or correctly predicting the outcomes of presidential primary races this election season, no one would get a payday. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's disgraceful decision to skip Scalia funeral Commentary: Obama's disgraceful decision to skip Scalia funeral
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I always used to smile knowingly, which is another way of saying smirked, when someone would tell me they didn’t go to funerals because the dead wouldn’t know if they showed up and besides, it was more important to show respect while the person was still alive. [Read More]
Politically uncorrected: The fall of Kathleen Kane Politically uncorrected: The fall of Kathleen Kane
10 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s abrupt announcement that she would not seek a second term almost certainly writes finis — both on her political career, and on Harrisburg’s long-running soap opera featuring the state’s first woman attorney general. [Read More]
Commentary: Varieties of voodoo Commentary: Varieties of voodoo
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America’s two big political parties are very different from each other, and one difference involves the willingness to indulge economic fantasies. [Read More]
Commentary: The dangers of overpromising Commentary: The dangers of overpromising
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — “I want you to understand: I will not promise you something that I cannot deliver,” Hillary Clinton told a rally here in South Carolina. “I will not make promises I know I cannot keep. We don’t need any more of that.” [Read More]
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