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Commentary: The Donald's woman problem Commentary: The Donald's woman problem
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 days 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]
Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C. Commentary: FBI looking for new home near D.C.
1 week ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The FBI is hunting. Not for terrorists, but for a new place from which to hunt. The cost is going to be high — well over a billion dollars. [Read More]
Commentary: The United States of Trump Commentary: The United States of Trump
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the beginning there was a combative media. Dating to colonial America, as Eric Burns has chronicled in his book, “Infamous Scribblers,” politicians and journalists have mostly had a love (for Democrats)-hate (for Republicans) relationship. [Read More]
Commentary: Wind, sun and fire Commentary: Wind, sun and fire
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet. Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t — put an end to climate deniers’ claims that global warming has stopped. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity? Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the Oscars need more diversity. [Read More]
Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing' Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing'
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. [Read More]
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