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Commentary: It's all right if your country does something for you Commentary: It's all right if your country does something for you
4 days ago -
As Republicans struggle to cobble together a replacement for Obamacare, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, came up with this somewhat condescending and revealing remark: [Read More]
Commentary: Gorsuch knows judges interpret, not legislate Commentary: Gorsuch knows judges interpret, not legislate
4 days ago -
We don’t hire umpires because we expect them to help a particular team win. We hire them to make the right calls, no matter what. The best ones know the rulebook inside out and backwards — and make a point of being scrupulously impartial. [Read More]
Commentary: Do we fear listening to other side? Commentary: Do we fear listening to other side?
4 days ago - - GINA BARRECA
In our conversations, whether political, public or private, we seem to be increasingly belligerent, uncivil and unrelenting, determined to crush the opposition rather than listen to the other side. [Read More]
Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs
4 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1972, the break-in at the old Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building was foiled when night watchman Frank Wills saw tape the burglars had put over door latches. He called the cops. The cops caught the crooks. [Read More]
Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul
5 days ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, despite repeated warnings by economists and the programs’ administrators that the programs will begin spending more than they take in. [Read More]
Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia Commentary: Microwave claim stokes paranoia
6 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. [Read More]
Commentary: Was there an act of treason? Commentary: Was there an act of treason?
6 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The greatest political scandal in U.S. history was not Aaron Burr’s shooting of Alexander Hamilton, and perhaps wasn’t even Watergate. Rather it may have been Richard Nixon’s secret efforts in 1968 to sabotage a U.S. diplomatic effort to end the Vietnam War. [Read More]
Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation Commentary: Maryland must rethink legislation
6 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
A rough translation of Maryland’s state motto is “Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.” [Read More]
Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health Commentary: The Ryan plan for America's health
1 week ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Obamacare came at the American people as an endlessly complicated, incomprehensibly detailed, all-inclusive project turning medical care upside down in order to turn health right side up. Is it working? [Read More]
Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia Commentary: Pundits erred on Trump, Russia
1 week ago -
A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. [Read More]
Commentary: Calling upon a few good men Commentary: Calling upon a few good men
1 week ago -
Memo To: Secretary of Defense James Mattis, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [Read More]
Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget Commentary: What's important about Trump's budget
1 week ago -
President Donald Trump’s first federal budget is very important — but not for the reasons so widely discussed in recent days. [Read More]
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