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Commentary: For Hillary, a new Iraq war trap Commentary: For Hillary, a new Iraq war trap
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Obama's decision to send 450 more American troops to Iraq has put Hillary Clinton in a tough spot. What will she say about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats being Democrats Commentary: Democrats being Democrats
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Friday, House Democrats shocked almost everyone by rejecting key provisions needed to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement the White House wants but much of the party doesn’t. On Saturday Hillary Clinton formally began her campaign for president, and surprised most observers wit [Read More]
Commentary: Flickering greatness Commentary: Flickering greatness
11 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
On Saturday mornings, I love to watch reruns of the TV Western “The Rifleman.” Each show is a little moral fable, with Chuck Connors’ widowed rancher and crack shot, Lucas McCain, teaching his son, Mark, about actions and consequences. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are Rubio's finances relevant? Red-Blue America: Are Rubio's finances relevant?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Sen. Marco Rubio’s finances tell us anything about his presidential prospects. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts, not faith, in economics Commentary: Facts, not faith, in economics
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The Export-Import Bank has been around for 81 years, providing loans and protections for American companies selling their products abroad. The bank’s charter runs out at the end of June, and renewal has always been a noncontroversial bipartisan process. [Read More]
Commentary: Seriously bad ideas Commentary: Seriously bad ideas
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
OXFORD, England — One thing we’ve learned in the years since the financial crisis is that seriously bad ideas — by which I mean bad ideas that appeal to the prejudices of Very Serious People — have remarkable staying power. No matter how much contrary evidence comes in, no matter how often a [Read More]
Commentary: Jenner undeserving of ESPN's award for courage Commentary: Jenner undeserving of ESPN's award for courage
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
There are as many types of courage as there are personalities and human struggles. There isn’t a blueprint with bullet points to follow, although I think we’d all agree that soldiers, police officers and firefighters are entitled to an automatic assumption of heroism (until and unless they contr [Read More]
Commentary: When adulthood happens Commentary: When adulthood happens
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood. Most of these rites of passage are ritualized and structured, with adult supervision and celebration. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo Commentary: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here are a couple of things you may not know about recent topics in the news: First, no secretary of state previous to Hillary Clinton had ever used a government email address or preserved their messages for posterity. And why should they? [Read More]
Commentary: Feds get tough on the innocent Commentary: Feds get tough on the innocent
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The other day, I was chatting with a couple of friends in my favorite coffee shop. We were generalizing on the subject of interventionist, overreaching public policies, and then a fellow from a nearby table chimed in, personalizing the subject. [Read More]
Commentary: No more green and white Commentary: No more green and white
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes. [Read More]
Commentary: From Jenner to gender identity Commentary: From Jenner to gender identity
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
People all over the world have been following the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner, but few as enthusiastically as Spencer and Joshua, two students at a New York City high school who see her as an inspiring role model. [Read More]
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