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Red-Blue America: Who wins, who loses in government shutdown? Red-Blue America: Who wins, who loses in government shutdown?
4 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
President Obama and House Republicans are on a collision course, again. This time, it’s over a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. [Read More]
Commentary: The nationalist solution Commentary: The nationalist solution
6 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The struggle against Islamic extremism has been crippled by a failure of historical awareness and cultural understanding. From the very beginning, we have treated the problem of terrorism through the prism of our own assumptions and our own values. [Read More]
Commentary: Cranking up for 2016 race Commentary: Cranking up for 2016 race
6 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, is said to be a rising contender for the Republican presidential nomination. So, on Wednesday, he did what, these days, any ambitious Republican must and pledged allegiance to charlatans and cranks. [Read More]
Commentary: Oil and railroads
6 days ago -
America, and the world for that matter, uses lots of energy. The energy source used more than any other in the United State is oil — at 36 percent of the energy consumed in this country. [Read More]
Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas
6 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Housebound in an ice storm, the columnist finds himself distracted by online trivia and tempted to yell at the TV: [Read More]
Commentary: Cracking the new media code Commentary: Cracking the new media code
6 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
YOLO! That’s slang for “You only live once,” and the phrase was popularized by the rapper Drake in his 2011 hit song “The Motto.” (We had to look that one up.) [Read More]
Commentary: Forget it, liberals -- Warren's not running for president Commentary: Forget it, liberals -- Warren's not running for president
6 days ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Sorry to break the bad news to all you dreamy-eyed liberals, but it’s time to stop wishin’ and hopin’: Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for president. Really and truly. [Read More]
Commentary: Clean DHS bill makes sense for GOP
6 days ago -
What’s that saying about looking a gift horse in the mouth? Congressional Republicans could use a little reminder. [Read More]
Commentary: Bamboo is new miracle commodity Commentary: Bamboo is new miracle commodity
6 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
In a time of new materials, a very old one is sneaking into our lives. You may have noticed that bamboo is making an appearance everywhere. There are bamboo floors — I hear there is one in the Holman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. — cutting boards and walking sticks. [Read More]
Commentary: The cost of a decline in unions Commentary: The cost of a decline in unions
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Like many Americans, I’ve been wary of labor unions. I was wrong. [Read More]
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