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Commentary: Heroes and bystanders Commentary: Heroes and bystanders
8 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the great heroes of the 20th century was Auschwitz prisoner No. 4859, who volunteered to be there. [Read More]
Commentary: Paying to watch eating contests a waste of dough Commentary: Paying to watch eating contests a waste of dough
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
To someone who grew up with three brothers who hit puberty within roughly 15 months of each other, the term “eating contest” means essentially the same thing as “dinner’s ready.” [Read More]
Commentary: Gen. Market vs. Mr. Putin Commentary: Gen. Market vs. Mr. Putin
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Last year, noted President Obama in his recent State of the Union address, his critics were saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive moves into neighboring Ukraine were “a masterful display of strategy and strength.” [Read More]
Commentary: Europe's Greek test Commentary: Europe's Greek test
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the five years (!) that have passed since the euro crisis began, clear thinking has been in notably short supply. [Read More]
Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Finally, a reason to pay attention to the Super Bowl, America’s most stultifying TV sporting event. To this non-NFL fan, the uproar over the New England Patriots’ underinflated footballs is reminiscent of long-ago pro-rasslin’ broadcasts from Sunnyside Garden in Queens. [Read More]
Commentary: Being who we are Commentary: Being who we are
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In the middle of 2013, the United States began supporting moderate rebels in Syria. We gave them just enough support to betray them. [Read More]
Commentary: Netanyahu invitation isn't out of line Commentary: Netanyahu invitation isn't out of line
9 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
In one constitutionally dubious, unilateral action after another over the years, President Barack Obama has shown that he thinks the U.S. government is him, him and — wait, a minute, is there a third party, maybe? Yes, it is him. [Read More]
Commentary: How do we increase empathy? Commentary: How do we increase empathy?
9 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died at the age of 54. [Read More]
Commentary: Another snow job Commentary: Another snow job
9 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. [Read More]
Commentary: Lackluster city? Get a brand Commentary: Lackluster city? Get a brand
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
If your city is mostly famous for being between two other cities, if its main claim to fame is “It’s a great place to raise children,” then it’s time for your city fathers to take a course in branding. [Read More]
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