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Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
TULSA, Okla. — In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a controversial compromise bill for welfare reform, promising to “end welfare as we know it.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S. Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S.
10 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
To start to do something about the horror, the pain, the awfulness of mass-murder terrorism in the United States, it would help if we focused more on real fixes instead of gun control. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what? Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what?
10 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether it matters if President Obama uses the term 'radical Islam.' [Read More]
Commentary: Trump in the dumps Commentary: Trump in the dumps
10 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
He won’t pivot. So I have to. Having seen Donald Trump as a braggadocious but benign celebrity in New York for decades, I did not regard him as the apotheosis of evil. He seemed more like a toon. [Read More]
Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him
10 weeks ago -
All of us have had one. We either have one now, or we had one in the past. We may have known them quite well, not at all, or somewhere in-between. They might have nurtured us, abandoned us, or just flittered in and out of our lives. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country? Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country?
10 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The evidence continues to mount: Donald Trump does not understand or respect the political system he seeks to lead. The only other explanation is that he understands the system very well, and is trying to undermine its basic foundations in order to clear his path to the White House. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State
10 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Two questions dominate all others as the fall presidential campaign begins in Pennsylvania. Can the GOP win in Pennsylvania in 2016? If so, how do they do it? [Read More]
Commentary: Fear, loathing and Brexit Commentary: Fear, loathing and Brexit
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There are still 4 1/2 months to go before the presidential election. But there’s a vote this week that could matter as much for the world’s future as what happens here: Britain’s referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. [Read More]
Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Barack Obama is clearly wrong when he refuses to use the word “Islam” in reference to Islamist terrorism. The people who commit these acts are inflamed by a version of an Islamist ideology. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture' Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture'
10 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Some things are black and white. That Brock Turner, the Stanford University swimmer recently found guilty of brutally assaulting an unconscious woman in an alley, is a callous rapist and the woman he so thoughtlessly abused is a victim are facts not in dispute. [Read More]
Commentary: The great college coddling Commentary: The great college coddling
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees’ children. [Read More]
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