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Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool
11 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
We invent the tools that we use to create the world we live in; in turn, the tools that we surround ourselves with sometimes take on a life of their own, shaping our culture in unanticipated ways. [Read More]
Commentary: Less freedom and more danger Commentary: Less freedom and more danger
12 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
As the last two years of his tenure move toward their conclusion, President Barack Obama’s increasingly probable legacy could be a nuclear-armed Iran and a striking diminution of rule of law and American freedoms. [Read More]
Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Republican Party may well have put its destiny on display for all to see this past week. For months, its leaders had promised us their new Republican-controlled Congress would hit the ground running to show America the GOP can not only govern, but actually make Washington work. [Read More]
Commentary: You think your winter was rough? Commentary: You think your winter was rough?
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In October, two young Americans set off on the most daring and foolhardy wilderness expedition since, oh, maybe Lewis and Clark. They were trying to become the first people ever to backpack from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Crest Trail in the dead of winter. [Read More]
Commentary: What Bibi didn't say Commentary: What Bibi didn't say
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Now that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made his case on Iran before Congress, with all the circus atmosphere it involved, let’s get to the serious questions: What is America’s interest in striking a deal with Iran? Because our interests and Israel’s are not fully aligned. [Read More]
Commentary -- Here's the truth: We all lie Commentary -- Here's the truth: We all lie
12 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Here’s the strange but sad part about Brian Williams, Rand Paul, Bill O’Reilly and Robert McDonald: Each had legitimate bona fides in the very context that recently got them in trouble for embellishment. [Read More]
Commentary: What if GOP wins in court? Commentary: What if GOP wins in court?
12 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car. The court was to hear oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the payment of Obamacare subsidies through the federal exchanges. [Read More]
Commentary: Walmart's visible hand Commentary: Walmart's visible hand
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In February, Walmart, America’s largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's red meat auditions for 2016 Commentary: GOP's red meat auditions for 2016
12 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The fervent Republicans who throng the Conservative Political Action Conference every year aren’t representative of the American electorate. They aren’t even representative of the GOP electorate. For four of the last five years, their straw poll for president has chosen Rand Paul or Ron Paul. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment? Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment?
12 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on President Obama's decision to veto a Republican-backed bill to approve construction of the 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. [Read More]
Commentary: The two Israels Commentary: The two Israels
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
NEGEV DESERT, Israel — For generations, Americans and others have been donating trees to Israel through the Jewish National Fund. [Read More]
Editorial Roundup: Pipeline veto signals Obama's growing isolation
12 weeks ago -
White House aides are whispering that President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline authorization bill signals a new phase of his presidency, and we suppose they’re right. [Read More]
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