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Commentary: Abandoning our infrastructure needs Commentary: Abandoning our infrastructure needs
5 days ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Regardless of any human error, it didn’t have to happen. That’s the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe. [Read More]
Commentary: Who is a journalist? Commentary: Who is a journalist?
5 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan, the newsroom manager, “What must I do to get on the air?” [Read More]
Commentary: What 'Wild' has wrought Commentary: What 'Wild' has wrought
5 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, Calif. — This is arguably America’s greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers . [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education? Red-Blue America: What's wrong with higher education?
6 days ago -
Guest columnist Julie Ponzi joins Red-Blue America regular Joel Mathis in debating what’s going wrong with higher education in the U.S. [Read More]
Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother Commentary: He is heavy. He's my brother
6 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that “any president would have likely taken the same action Bush did with the information he had.” [Read More]
Commentary: New Day rising Commentary: New Day rising
6 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — “I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” It wasn’t because Barack Obama was recently critiquing religious conservatives that I thought of this quote from Dorothy Day. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Toomey at the gate
1 week ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa, is running for his first re-election since his victory in 2010, probably against Democrat Joe Sestak. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting U.S. Senate races of 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. [Read More]
Commentary: Problems not rooted in police Commentary: Problems not rooted in police
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong Commentary: The GOP fear caucus is wrong
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The headline over the Wall Street Journal editorial reads: “No-Growth Republicanism.” The subhead explains: “The GOP’s anti-immigration wing is anti-trade too.” [Read More]
Commentary: Fraternity of failure Commentary: Fraternity of failure
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Jeb Bush wants to stop talking about past controversies. And you can see why. He has a lot to stop talking about. But let’s not honor his wish. You can learn a lot by studying recent history, and you can learn even more by watching how politicians respond to that history. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians running against Washington Commentary: Politicians running against Washington
1 week ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — The other day, unannounced presidential candidate Jeb Bush told a crowd that he was blessed by not being in the U.S. Senate and followed that up, according to the national press, by adding he lives in Miami “outside of Washington.” [Read More]
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