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Commentary: The real meaning of 'amnesty' in immigration debate Commentary: The real meaning of 'amnesty' in immigration debate
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I wanted to write this Tuesday morning, after I saw what happened in the Iowa caucuses. I wanted to sit down at the keyboard and, in a stream of consciousness worthy of James Joyce, express my belief that the acid test for the GOP would be the way it deals with immigration. [Read More]
Commentary: Beating somebody with nobody Commentary: Beating somebody with nobody
4 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The most important number coming out of the Iowa caucuses is 75.7. That’s the percentage of Republican voters who chose a candidate not named Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: We should know who’s behind ads Commentary: We should know who’s behind ads
4 days ago -
Television watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season. Hundreds of millions of dollars are likely to be poured into political ads narrated by ominous voices and designed to influence voters’ ballot choices. [Read More]
Commentary: Jordan’s boiling point Commentary: Jordan’s boiling point
4 days ago -
Jordan is at the crossroads as it copes with the refugee exodus and simmering tensions in the region. King Abdullah has rightly said that the Hashemite kingdom is now at a “boiling point” as 635,000 Syrian refugees are on its soil. [Read More]
Commentary: A question of moral radicalism Commentary: A question of moral radicalism
5 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama told the story of a group of Americans who were captured by the Nazis during World War II. The head of the German prison camp gave an order that the Jewish soldiers step forward. [Read More]
Commentary: The Donald's woman problem Commentary: The Donald's woman problem
5 days ago - - GENE LYONS
I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who’s a calligrapher made it for me. [Read More]
Commentary: The good and bad of Iowa caucuses Commentary: The good and bad of Iowa caucuses
5 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Iowa caucuses represented some of the worst in politics, such as big money substituting for big ideas, negative advertising saying more about the advertiser than the target and media concentration on the polls, the polls, the polls. [Read More]
Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism Commentary: The failure of multiculturalism
6 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Just as radar warns of approaching storms, so does the flood of migrants entering Europe warn us of a deluge yet to come, not only for Europeans, if they continue to allow unrestricted immigration, but for the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Two questions for Sanders Commentary: Two questions for Sanders
6 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When Bernie Sanders won election as mayor of Burlington, Vt., in 1981, I called his office to see if there was a story there about a socialist elected official. [Read More]
Commentary: A 'promising' beginning Commentary: A 'promising' beginning
1 week ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
America’s 2016 presidential campaign has gotten off to a highly promising start — and that’s the problem. Presidential candidates have been overpromising, left and right. [Read More]
Commentary: Can social media be both destroyer and creator? Commentary: Can social media be both destroyer and creator?
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. [Read More]
Commentary: Iowa loss signals problems for Trump Commentary: Iowa loss signals problems for Trump
1 week ago - - BYRON YORK
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s supporters showed up at the Sheraton Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. [Read More]
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