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Commentary: Preparing Ph.D.s for the real world Commentary: Preparing Ph.D.s for the real world
10 weeks ago -
Most graduate programs encourage their students to set their sights on jobs teaching or conducting research at a college or university. They also endorse the notion, whether intentionally or not, that taking a position outside of the professoriate is some kind of failure. [Read More]
Commentary: Invading Germany Commentary: Invading Germany
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
FRANKFURT — In an ironic twist, Germany, which in the last century twice invaded other countries, contributing to two world wars, is now being invaded by hordes of Muslims. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin's great Syrian adventure Commentary: Putin's great Syrian adventure
10 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced he was setting up an air base in the middle of Syria to take on the Islamic State, more than a few analysts and politicians praised his forceful, game-changing, strategic brilliance. [Read More]
Commentary: America's drunken history Commentary: America's drunken history
10 weeks ago -
Consider this a “trigger warning”: The following essay may disturb and upset your view of American history, a history mostly written by scholarly types who distill vast amounts of research into erudite narratives. [Read More]
Commentary: A brief theory of Trump's outrageousness Commentary: A brief theory of Trump's outrageousness
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump says a lot of things a lot of people consider outrageous. What is he doing? [Read More]
Commentary: Inequity and the city Commentary: Inequity and the city
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
New York, New York, a helluva town. The rents are up, but the crime rate is down. The food is better than ever, and the cultural scene is vibrant. Truly, it’s a golden age for the town I recently moved to — if you can afford the housing. But more and more people can’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Charlie Brown's Christmas tradition Commentary: Charlie Brown's Christmas tradition
11 weeks ago -
The final cut of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was first shown in early December 1965 in California, to the staff that had hustled to meet a demanding six-month deadline. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is Trump tapping public mistrust? Red-Blue America: Is Trump tapping public mistrust?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether Americans’ distrust of government explains Donald Trump’s popularity with Republican voters. [Read More]
Commentary: Polluting our bodies Commentary: Polluting our bodies
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility. [Read More]
Commentary: Why is Trump still leading? Commentary: Why is Trump still leading?
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Why is Donald Trump still leading the Republican field? How can someone so clearly unqualified survive so long? [Read More]
Commentary: Obama unlikely to sway Putin Commentary: Obama unlikely to sway Putin
11 weeks ago -
So Russia’s Vladimir Putin got an I-told-you-so from President Obama. That ought to have him trembling in his boots. [Read More]
Commentary: Cultural sensitivity complainers hit new low in Canada Commentary: Cultural sensitivity complainers hit new low in Canada
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up in a world where irony and humor are banned by governmental fiat is a dangerous thing. It turns healthy human beings into all-purpose victims. [Read More]
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