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Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates Commentary: I'll vote for someone, just not either of those candidates
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On the whole, I’m an imperfect Catholic, but there is one particular area of my Christian identity in which I excel: guilt. [Read More]
Commentary: Slippery slope of humanity Commentary: Slippery slope of humanity
5 days ago -
Last Thursday, our beloved family dog, Katie, died at the age of 12. She was a gentle giant who respectfully deferred even to any mite-size puppy with a prior claim to a bone. Katie might have won the Nobel Peace Prize if not for her weakness for squirrels. [Read More]
Commentary: A novel approach to attracting readers
5 days ago -
In the ongoing war for our attention, books are losing. Badly. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump can't help being himself Commentary: Trump can't help being himself
5 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The New York Times detailed how Donald Trump’s advisers had pleaded with him to become a more disciplined, credible candidate. “Mr. Trump bowed to his team’s entreaties,” the Times reported. “It was time, he agreed, to get on track.” [Read More]
Commentary: Olympics attest to our greatness Commentary: Olympics attest to our greatness
6 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Pessimism has flavored this election campaign. America is in decline. The country is on the wrong track. We’re getting our clocks cleaned in global trade deals. We’re still suffering from the humiliation of Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Sheriff Clarke speaks truth Commentary: Sheriff Clarke speaks truth
6 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank robbers, cattle rustlers and horse thieves all trying to disrupt the peace. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump just mocking us? Commentary: Is Trump just mocking us?
6 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Are we watching an American presidential campaign or the pilot episode of a bizarre new TV series? Or both? The hallmark of “reality TV,” of course, being its extreme unreality. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare hits bump in road Commentary: Obamacare hits bump in road
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
More than 2ᄑ years have gone by since the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, went fully into effect. Most of the news about health reform since then has been good, defying the dire predictions of right-wing doomsayers. But this week has brought some genuine bad news: The giant insurer Aetna annou [Read More]
Commentary: Kana saga tragic for all of us Commentary: Kana saga tragic for all of us
1 week ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
The breathtakingly rapid rise and agonizingly slow decline of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane mercifully ended Wednesday with her resignation one day after her conviction on nine criminal counts, including perjury for leaking grand jury information. Her departure dropped the curtain on t [Read More]
Commentary: The good, bad of Clinton economics Commentary: The good, bad of Clinton economics
1 week ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Hillary Clinton, whose family income is in the top 10th of the top 1 percent, something like $10 million in 2015 to go along with more multimillions in net worth, long ago created an economic plan with husband Bill that has worked wonderfully. [Read More]
Commentary: Gingrich: Time to stop 'baloney' Commentary: Gingrich: Time to stop 'baloney'
1 week ago - - BYRON YORK
It’s no secret Donald Trump’s supporters wish he would spend more time in his public appearances focused on issues and less on the offhand remarks that have gotten him into trouble recently. [Read More]
Commentary: Mainstreaming hate across U.S. Commentary: Mainstreaming hate across U.S.
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — All across America, in little towns like this one, Donald Trump is mainstreaming hate. [Read More]
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