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Commentary: Jenner undeserving of ESPN's award for courage Commentary: Jenner undeserving of ESPN's award for courage
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
There are as many types of courage as there are personalities and human struggles. There isn’t a blueprint with bullet points to follow, although I think we’d all agree that soldiers, police officers and firefighters are entitled to an automatic assumption of heroism (until and unless they contr [Read More]
Commentary: When adulthood happens Commentary: When adulthood happens
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood. Most of these rites of passage are ritualized and structured, with adult supervision and celebration. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo Commentary: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here are a couple of things you may not know about recent topics in the news: First, no secretary of state previous to Hillary Clinton had ever used a government email address or preserved their messages for posterity. And why should they? [Read More]
Commentary: Feds get tough on the innocent Commentary: Feds get tough on the innocent
12 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The other day, I was chatting with a couple of friends in my favorite coffee shop. We were generalizing on the subject of interventionist, overreaching public policies, and then a fellow from a nearby table chimed in, personalizing the subject. [Read More]
Commentary: No more green and white Commentary: No more green and white
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes. [Read More]
Commentary: From Jenner to gender identity Commentary: From Jenner to gender identity
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
People all over the world have been following the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner, but few as enthusiastically as Spencer and Joshua, two students at a New York City high school who see her as an inspiring role model. [Read More]
Politically uncorrected: Good, bad, ugly for Pa. budget Politically uncorrected: Good, bad, ugly for Pa. budget
12 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
June, that most beautiful of months, is associated with some of life’s larger pleasures: the beginning of summer, annual vacations, school graduations, Father’s Day, June brides — and, of course, state budgets. Pennsylvania law requires the budget to be adopted by June 30. [Read More]
Commentary: MLB must ban maple bats now Commentary: MLB must ban maple bats now
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball [Read More]
Commentary: What will they think of next? Commentary: What will they think of next?
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a drug created to raise a woman’s libido. It’s called flibanserin, but it is popularly known as “female Viagra.” [Read More]
Commentary: Robots vs. human - Who ya got? Commentary: Robots vs. human - Who ya got?
12 weeks ago -
Shhhh. Don’t tell Siri, but we’re worried: The robots may be plotting their takeover. [Read More]
Commentary: How to beat the bots Commentary: How to beat the bots
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Here’s an interesting statistic from a 2014 labor survey by burning glass.com: 65 percent of new job postings for executive secretaries and executive assistants now call for a bachelor’s degree, but “only 19 percent of those currently employed in these roles have a B.A.” [Read More]
Commentary: Birds endangered by wind turbines Commentary: Birds endangered by wind turbines
12 weeks ago -
When the Department of Energy released a report last month championing the construction of larger, more-powerful wind turbines, the wind industry unsurprisingly greeted the news with enthusiasm. [Read More]
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