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RED-BLUE AMERICA: Hillary's remarks deplorable? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Hillary's remarks deplorable?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recently took a shot at not just her opponent, Donald Trump, but also his supporters. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said. [Read More]
Commentary: Would you hide a Jew from the Nazis? Commentary: Would you hide a Jew from the Nazis?
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When representatives from the United States and other countries gathered in Evian, France, in 1938 to discuss the Jewish refugee crisis caused by the Nazis, they exuded sympathy for Jews — and excuses about why they couldn’t admit them. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller
11 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton has a long history of hiding the whole truth about herself. The latest example -- declining to reveal for 48 hours that she was suffering from pneumonia -- was a serious mistake that chewed another chunk out of her already shaky credibility. [Read More]
Commentary: Turn for better Commentary: Turn for better
11 weeks ago -
It was hard on Tuesday — when the Census Bureau reported a gain in the median household income — not to feel a little sorry for Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The uses of patriotism Commentary: The uses of patriotism
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This column is directed at all the high school football players around the country who are pulling a Kaepernick — kneeling during their pregame national anthems to protest systemic racism. I’m going to try to convince you that what you’re doing is extremely counterproductive. [Read More]
Commentary: View from Rome --  One candidate can't kill democracy Commentary: View from Rome -- One candidate can't kill democracy
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
ROME — When Gary Johnson had his Aleppo moment a week ago, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs. [Read More]
Commentary: Trickle-up economics Commentary: Trickle-up economics
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Only serious nerds like me eagerly await the annual Census Bureau reports on income, poverty and health insurance. But the just-released reports on 2015 justified the anticipation. [Read More]
Commentary: Political renewal in D.C. Commentary: Political renewal in D.C.
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
People think Washington is broken. They should meet Anna Eshoo and Jeff Fortenberry. [Read More]
Commentary: Syrian cease-fire doomed to fail Commentary: Syrian cease-fire doomed to fail
11 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
John Kerry’s new cease-fire in Syria, launched this week after negotiations with Russia, is an admirable effort to bring a measure of peace to a shattered land. But it’s almost certainly doomed to fail. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian payback? Commentary: Russian payback?
11 weeks ago -
Russia paid a stiff price for cheating its way to medals in past Olympics. With its state-sponsored doping program exposed, the country endured the humiliation of having more than 100 athletes banned from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. [Read More]
Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Watch just one full day — virtually any day — of the warp-speed motion and commotion along our 2016 presidential campaign trail and you will surely find yourself thinking like the Old Professor himself, Casey Stengel. [Read More]
Commentary: Congenital liar Commentary: Congenital liar
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1996, The New York Times columnist William Safire diagnosed Hillary Clinton’s real problem. He called her a “congenital liar.” [Read More]
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