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Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer' Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer'
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Since the election, Barack Obama apparently doesn’t care whom he offends. In a TV interview with Barbara Walters, the president-elect insulted her dog, a Havanese named Cha Cha. [Read More]
Commentary: Israel's age of Bibi Commentary: Israel's age of Bibi
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
METULA, Israel — If I were a political novelist, I’d try to write a novel about Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. [Read More]
Commentary: Presidential lies about torture, sex Commentary: Presidential lies about torture, sex
9 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
What do torture and sex have in common? Not much, I hope. But there is an odd consonance between two of our national history's most notorious presidential lies. [Read More]
Commentary: America interrupted Commentary: America interrupted
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the film “Girl Interrupted,” Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. The year is 1967 and the country is in turmoil over Vietnam and civil rights. [Read More]
Commentary: Six hours with Fidel Castro Commentary: Six hours with Fidel Castro
9 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
President Barack Obama’s re-establishment of relations with Cuba has me thinking about the night I spent more than six hours with Fidel Castro. [Read More]
Commetary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2 Commetary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The most powerful woman in the world may also be the most effective leader in the world. We kick off the second volley of the year’s best magazine essays by giving a Sidney Award to George Packer’s “The Quiet German,” a superb profile of Angela Merkel in The New Yorker. [Read More]
Commentary: A defiant Obama on Gitmo? Commentary: A defiant Obama on Gitmo?
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Obama has long advocated closing the U.S. terrorist prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He likely would have done it long ago, had Congress not stopped him. [Read More]
Commentary: A sign of government dysfunction Commentary: A sign of government dysfunction
9 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most of the ubiquitous reviews of 2014 center on the obvious — the rise of the Islamic State, the Republican resurgence at the election polls, the tension between minorities and the police. [Read More]
Commentary: The Obama economy Commentary: The Obama economy
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Suppose that for some reason you decided to start hitting yourself in the head, repeatedly, with a baseball bat. You’d feel pretty bad. Correspondingly, you’d probably feel a lot better if and when you finally stopped. What would that improvement in your condition tell you? [Read More]
Commentary: Is geopolitical vacation over? Commentary: Is geopolitical vacation over?
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
More than we may realize, the world has been riding a lucky streak since the global financial meltdown in 2008. [Read More]
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