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Commentary: Let's not look away from Syria Commentary: Let's not look away from Syria
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
Sometimes chemical weapons and missiles have an odd way of uniting people, however briefly. [Read More]
Commentary: Publicity stunts aren't policy Commentary: Publicity stunts aren't policy
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Does anyone still remember the Carrier deal? Back in December, President-elect Donald Trump announced, triumphantly, that he had reached a deal with the air-conditioner manufacturer to keep 1,100 jobs in America rather than moving them to Mexico. And the media spent days celebrating the achievement. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump sets toughness benchmark Commentary: Trump sets toughness benchmark
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
At the risk of being accused of stating the obvious, the what-ifs of history become increasingly significant when considered in the context of globalization and power politics. [Read More]
Commentary: The bad, the worse and the ugly Commentary: The bad, the worse and the ugly
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The recent New York Times interview with Donald Trump was horrifying, yet curiously unsurprising. Yes, the world’s most powerful man is lazy, ignorant, dishonest and vindictive. But we knew that already. [Read More]
Commentary: Opioid crisis raises concern that was missing Commentary: Opioid crisis raises concern that was missing
11 weeks ago -
I had a friend who died with a needle in his arm. [Read More]
Commentary: What's scarier: Horror stories or news? Commentary: What's scarier: Horror stories or news?
11 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
Which would you find more frightening before going to bed: reading the news or reading a horror story? For those of you who watch television, the question still applies: which would keep you up awake longer, seeing a scary movie or watching a news broadcast? [Read More]
Commentary: Liberals flirt with dangerous delusions Commentary: Liberals flirt with dangerous delusions
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Does anybody here remember Blanche Lincoln? She was a two-term senator from Arkansas, a moderate Democrat who prospered in a red state by defying liberal power brokers like big labor. [Read More]
Commentary: The greatest engine for good Commentary: The greatest engine for good
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
This is one of those times of year where people who don’t usually attend church may find themselves attending services. Maybe it’s part of a family visit. Maybe it’s tradition. Maybe it’s an itch in need of scratching. Or maybe it’s a desire. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's go for a win against opioids Commentary: Let's go for a win against opioids
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The health care bill failed. The odds of successful tax reform are remote, and in any case an actual proposal is months away. If we lived in a normal country our president would use the current moment to try to get a win — to try to pass something that would help people. [Read More]
Commentary: Arkansas switches from blue to red but stays the same Commentary: Arkansas switches from blue to red but stays the same
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To many people, politics is essentially tribal, an Us vs. Them struggle between cartoon enemies. Scarce a day passes that my inbox doesn’t contain a message like this: [Read More]
Commentary: Ideological inanity strikes again Commentary: Ideological inanity strikes again
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
At first it seems a trivial issue, the alarm about Vice President Michael Pence saying he would never dine alone with a woman other than his wife. [Read More]
Commentary: Syria's horror exposes Putin's blame Commentary: Syria's horror exposes Putin's blame
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Images of the human horror in Syria filled the world’s news screens this week: infants, children, teens, adults, some strong, some weak, all helpless and hopeless. Mouths gasping for air and oozing foam, eyes staring but not seeing. The dying lay alongside the already dead. [Read More]
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