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Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller Commentary: Hillary Clinton, storyteller
12 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton has a long history of hiding the whole truth about herself. The latest example -- declining to reveal for 48 hours that she was suffering from pneumonia -- was a serious mistake that chewed another chunk out of her already shaky credibility. [Read More]
Commentary: Turn for better Commentary: Turn for better
12 weeks ago -
It was hard on Tuesday — when the Census Bureau reported a gain in the median household income — not to feel a little sorry for Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The uses of patriotism Commentary: The uses of patriotism
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This column is directed at all the high school football players around the country who are pulling a Kaepernick — kneeling during their pregame national anthems to protest systemic racism. I’m going to try to convince you that what you’re doing is extremely counterproductive. [Read More]
Commentary: View from Rome --  One candidate can't kill democracy Commentary: View from Rome -- One candidate can't kill democracy
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
ROME — When Gary Johnson had his Aleppo moment a week ago, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs. [Read More]
Commentary: Trickle-up economics Commentary: Trickle-up economics
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Only serious nerds like me eagerly await the annual Census Bureau reports on income, poverty and health insurance. But the just-released reports on 2015 justified the anticipation. [Read More]
Commentary: Political renewal in D.C. Commentary: Political renewal in D.C.
12 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
People think Washington is broken. They should meet Anna Eshoo and Jeff Fortenberry. [Read More]
Commentary: Syrian cease-fire doomed to fail Commentary: Syrian cease-fire doomed to fail
12 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
John Kerry’s new cease-fire in Syria, launched this week after negotiations with Russia, is an admirable effort to bring a measure of peace to a shattered land. But it’s almost certainly doomed to fail. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian payback? Commentary: Russian payback?
12 weeks ago -
Russia paid a stiff price for cheating its way to medals in past Olympics. With its state-sponsored doping program exposed, the country endured the humiliation of having more than 100 athletes banned from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. [Read More]
Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs Commentary: Lots of hits, errors - but no runs
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Watch just one full day — virtually any day — of the warp-speed motion and commotion along our 2016 presidential campaign trail and you will surely find yourself thinking like the Old Professor himself, Casey Stengel. [Read More]
Commentary: Congenital liar Commentary: Congenital liar
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1996, The New York Times columnist William Safire diagnosed Hillary Clinton’s real problem. He called her a “congenital liar.” [Read More]
Commentary: When crackpot vies for office Commentary: When crackpot vies for office
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the mental traps that we all fall into, journalists included, is to perceive politics through narratives. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush Commentary: Donald Trump's Putin crush
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When it comes to rebutting Donald Trump’s observation that Vladimir Putin is a strong leader, it is hard to top the assessment of Russian-born Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, which The Times’ Andrew Higgins quoted in his story from Moscow: “Vladimir Putin is a strong drink." [Read More]
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