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Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty Commentary: Dylann Roof and death penalty
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
It’s not difficult to develop a list of reasonable objections to capital punishment. We’ve never been very good at applying the ultimate penalty evenhandedly across categories of race, gender and, certainly, economic class. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Radical hospitality' on the march Commentary: 'Radical hospitality' on the march
10 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Radical hospitality and generosity.” That’s a phrase I heard Carter Snead, a law professor at Notre Dame, use this fall and I can’t get it out of my head. [Read More]
Commentary: Monstrous acts on video Commentary: Monstrous acts on video
11 weeks ago -
The video depicts a level of cruelty that seems inconceivable. A cellphone video, posted for live consumption on Facebook, shows a mentally disabled young man from the Chicago suburbs with his mouth taped shut and his wrists bound as four people punch, cut and mock him. [Read More]
Commentary: How to sleep better at night Commentary: How to sleep better at night
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
A woman who is coming to Washington for a protest march later this month told a mutual friend: “I can’t sleep until I do something.” [Read More]
Commentary: The age of fake policy Commentary: The age of fake policy
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Thursday, at a rough estimate, 75,000 Americans were laid off or fired by their employers. Some of those workers will find good new jobs, but many will end up earning less, and some will remain unemployed for months or years. [Read More]
Commentary: Exxon's record of hypocrisy Commentary: Exxon's record of hypocrisy
11 weeks ago -
Scientists at the giant multinational energy company then known as Exxon were aware as early as the 1970s that burning products made from oil would contribute to global warming and, eventually, raise sea levels and alter climates. [Read More]
Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You know why I despise the whole idea of hate crime legislation? Because it validates the repellent idea that some victims are more important, more valued, more deeply mourned or cared for than others. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's take on technology Commentary: Trump's take on technology
11 weeks ago -
Today, we will ponder the coming miracles of technology. The next few minutes will be a mostly Trump-free zone. [Read More]
Commentary: Real vs. Reality TV America Commentary: Real vs. Reality TV America
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Following the 2016 election, some readers have accused me of being out of touch with the Real America — that mythic locale inhabited by people who vote like them and watch the same TV shows they do. [Read More]
Commentary: The home buying decision Commentary: The home buying decision
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I’ve been thinking about the big decisions in life: How do people choose careers, colleges, spouses and towns. Of those decisions, buying a home ranks with the most difficult. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP health care hoax Commentary: The GOP health care hoax
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
This week, President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans began to dismantle Obamacare, and here are the details of their replacement plan: [Read More]
Commentary: I don't get the big deal about sports Commentary: I don't get the big deal about sports
11 weeks ago -
I am American, born and raised in this country, and yet I am not a sports fan. Some of you will find this hard to believe and are already writing letters to the government, asking for my citizenship to be revoked. [Read More]
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