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Commentary: Politicians are mean - just like us Commentary: Politicians are mean - just like us
11 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
According to custom, the government and opposition benches in the British House of Commons are separated by a length equivalent to “two swords and one inch.” [Read More]
Commentary: A humane revolution Commentary: A humane revolution
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In 1903, New Yorkers executed an elephant on Coney Island, effectively torturing her to death. [Read More]
Commentary: A familiar defense Commentary: A familiar defense
11 weeks ago -
In his 10-page lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Department of Justice, Gov. Pat McCrory offered a hauntingly familiar defense of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law: HB 2 doesn’t discriminate against transgender individuals, because transgender identity isn’t really real. [Read More]
Commentary: How gender does and doesn't matter Commentary: How gender does and doesn't matter
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve always considered myself to be “transgender.” No, it has nothing to do with bathrooms. My biological apparatus matches both my birth certificate and sense of reality. [Read More]
Commentary: The power of good information Commentary: The power of good information
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Barack Obama is clearly itching to join the political wars of 2016. He can’t throw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton until she officially disposes of Bernie Sanders, so for now he’s playing media critic, focusing on how press coverage has fueled the rise of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This seemed to be the week for Trump tax mysteries. One mystery is why Donald Trump, unlike every other major party nominee in modern times, is refusing to release his tax returns. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The GOP's real dilemma POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The GOP's real dilemma
11 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
What has happened to the GOP — and what should be done about it? Clearly the party is on the precipice of a disaster. But it’s a precipice familiar in the history of American political parties. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuclear ambitions Commentary: Nuclear ambitions
11 weeks ago -
Besides officially crowning Kim Jong Un as supreme leader, the just-concluded party congress of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea offered the rest of the world a rare glimpse of the country’s actual policy orientations. [Read More]
Commentary: What's happened to our election? Commentary: What's happened to our election?
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For a man with a satirical turn of mind, presidential election years can be trying. Apparently your humble, obedient servant here isn’t angry enough to participate fully in the festivities. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, Clinton or someone else? Commentary: Trump, Clinton or someone else?
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It’s Nov. 8, you walk into a voting booth, you look at the names of the presidential candidates and one makes you shudder, another makes you nauseated, there’s a third you’ve maybe never heard of and you wonder whether he is OK. Will there be a fourth? [Read More]
Commentary: Putting grit in its place Commentary: Putting grit in its place
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We all know why it exists, but the grade-point average is one of the more destructive elements in American education. [Read More]
Commentary: North Carolina fights back Commentary: North Carolina fights back
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Standing on principle, not to mention common sense, is so rare these days that when someone does it they make headlines. [Read More]
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