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Commentary: 'Little Boy' a modern classic Commentary: 'Little Boy' a modern classic
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
There are classic films, like the ones on TCM and AMC, and there are modern films. There are few modern classics. “Little Boy,” in theaters April 24, could be a modern classic. [Read More]
Commentary: Starving for wisdom Commentary: Starving for wisdom
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.” That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. [Read More]
Commentary: Developing new generation of antibiotics
11 weeks ago -
Millions of people died during World War II, but many soldiers survived thanks to an advance that had nothing to do with bombs and bullets. Penicillin emerged as the state-of-the-art remedy for all manner of infections, from burns to gunshot wounds to syphilis. It was termed a “miracle drug.” [Read More]
Commentary: What's up with you? Commentary: What's up with you?
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
While U.S.-Iran relations are taking up all the oxygen in the room these days, and they’re vitally important for the future of the Middle East, U.S.-China relations are vitally important for the world — and there’s more going on there than meets the eye. [Read More]
Commentary: Lincoln's violent death and his legacy
11 weeks ago -
Abraham Lincoln was laughing at a punch line at a stage play when he was shot once in the back of the head. He never regained consciousness and died nine hours later. [Read More]
Commentary: A foreign policy election? Really? Commentary: A foreign policy election? Really?
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
There’s an emerging conventional wisdom that the 2016 presidential race, once predicted to be mostly about economic issues, will instead be dominated by foreign policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Parties are key, not personalities Commentary: Parties are key, not personalities
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody’s surprise. And you know what’s coming: endless attempts to psychoanalyze the candidate, endless attempts to read significance into what she says or doesn’t say about President Barack Obama. [Read More]
Commentary: Meet the 'new' Hillary Clinton Commentary: Meet the 'new' Hillary Clinton
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton says the economic deck “is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” [Read More]
Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen. [Read More]
Commentary: Grandmother of our country Commentary: Grandmother of our country
11 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president? Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Rand Paul is in for 2016. The first-term Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky on Tuesday announced his run for the White House. Paul joins U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, among the candidates who’ve officially jumped in the presidential race. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuclear power under threat in U.S. Commentary: Nuclear power under threat in U.S.
11 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
On the face of it, the nuclear power industry should be enjoying a boom, reveling in its extraordinary safety record and the fact that it is a carbon-free way to make electricity. [Read More]
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