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Commentary: Taiwan’s phone call Commentary: Taiwan’s phone call
11 weeks ago -
The phone call between Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, which broke the nearly four decades of U.S. diplomatic practice, came as a striking move but it does not bear the same importance as it seems to be. [Read More]
Commentary: Australia’s barrier reef Commentary: Australia’s barrier reef
11 weeks ago -
Coral reefs are among the most remarkable achievements of nature, structures built in shallow water over long periods of time out of the skeletons of tiny polyps. [Read More]
Commentary: The dangers of echo chambers Commentary: The dangers of echo chambers
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
After Donald Trump’s election, some universities echoed with primal howls. Faculty members canceled classes for weeping, terrified students who asked: How could this possibly be happening? [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Time to end America's One China? Red-Blue America: Time to end America's One China?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
President-elect Donald Trump upended decades of American foreign policy recently when he spoke to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. China considers Taiwan a breakaway province, and American leaders hadn’t spoken directly with Taiwan’s leader since the 1970s. [Read More]
Commentary: How's your faith? Commentary: How's your faith?
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“How’s your faith?” It’s a question President George W. Bush once asked David Gregory, then the host of “Meet the Press” on NBC. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Left's hate affair with free speech COMMENTARY: Left's hate affair with free speech
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Burn an American flag and then go to jail or lose your citizenship, says Donald Trump, who is trying his zany best to outdo the left in its war against free speech. He may have won the moment’s battle but has a lot of catching up to do, and it’s doubtful he will get there. [Read More]
Commentary: Welcome to bad air days Commentary: Welcome to bad air days
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many people voted for Donald Trump because they believed his promises that he would restore what they imagine were the good old days — the days when America had lots of traditional jobs mining coal and producing manufactured goods. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I grew up with “Saturday Night Live.” When it debuted in 1975, I was a high school freshman and I looked a little bit like Emily Litella with her eyeglasses and unkempt hair. For that reason alone, she endeared herself to me. [Read More]
Commentary: Who's to blame for fake news? Commentary: Who's to blame for fake news?
11 weeks ago -
While we in America waste the right to a free press, half a world away, the right is so precious that people routinely risk their lives to support it. [Read More]
Commentary: The leader of post-fact world Commentary: The leader of post-fact world
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
There is almost nothing real about “reality TV.” All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like “The Bachelor” or “Celebrity Apprentice” are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump’s previous claim to fame. [Read More]
Commentary: It's been nice talking with me Commentary: It's been nice talking with me
11 weeks ago -
Talking to yourself may seem a little shameful. But there’s no need for embarrassment. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S.-Israel relations to improve Commentary: U.S.-Israel relations to improve
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The consensus in Israel is that the relationship between the Jewish state and the United States is going to improve in a Trump administration, says Zalman Shoval, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. [Read More]
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