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Commentary: Time for a party realignment Commentary: Time for a party realignment
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There’s a good chance many of you will be switching political parties over the next 15 years. You may be a corporate executive who’s voted rock-solid Republican for decades, but you may be a consistent Democrat by 2024. [Read More]
Commentary: The fact check on Hillary Commentary: The fact check on Hillary
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Last week Donald Trump delivered his big immigration speech in Phoenix, uttering: “Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security and Medicare for illegal immigrants, breaking the federal budget.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education Commentary: Trump, Hillary offer a sorry education
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In any normal election campaign, we would be delighted to see the news this past week that both of our major parties’ presidential standard-bearers were intimately involved in supporting an institution of higher education. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton channels Nixon Commentary: Hillary Clinton channels Nixon
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
One wouldn’t think Hillary Clinton and former President Richard Nixon would have a lot in common, but in responding to FBI investigators she took a page straight out of Nixon's playbook. [Read More]
Commentary: The black eyes in Trump's life Commentary: The black eyes in Trump's life
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Once upon a time, in New York City in the 1950s, a little boy didn’t like his second-grade music teacher, Charles Walker. So, the boy later boasted, he slugged Walker, giving him a black eye. [Read More]
Commentary: Another reason to hate meetings Commentary: Another reason to hate meetings
12 weeks ago -
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un recently ordered the execution by firing squad of a top government official for unspecified high crimes and misdemeanors against the state. [Read More]
Commentary: We are all Noah now Commentary: We are all Noah now
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HONOLULU — Robert Macfarlane, in his book “Landmarks,” about the connection between words and landscapes, tells a revealing but stunning story about how recent editions of the Oxford Junior Dictionary (aimed at 7-year-olds) dropped certain words that its editors deemed less relevant. [Read More]
Commentary: Voters to Trump: Soften, please Commentary: Voters to Trump: Soften, please
13 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Donald Trump and his top aides can justifiably be satisfied with his stunningly successful trip to Mexico. At the same time, Trump has continued to sow confusion about his stand on immigration. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton gets Gored Commentary: Clinton gets Gored
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Americans of a certain age who follow politics and policy closely still have vivid memories of the 2000 election — bad memories, and not just because the man who lost the popular vote somehow ended up in office. [Read More]
Commentary: The challenges, rewards of teaching Commentary: The challenges, rewards of teaching
13 weeks ago -
I was so scared. I was up long before dawn, and breakfast was out of the question. I had changed clothes three times, and nothing seemed to look right. And just for spite, even my hair was uncooperative. [Read More]
Commentary: What religion would Jesus be? Commentary: What religion would Jesus be?
13 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One puzzle of the world is that religions often don’t resemble their founders. [Read More]
Commentary: The EU's taxing problem Commentary: The EU's taxing problem
13 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. If you tax income at too high a rate, corporations will look elsewhere for relief. [Read More]
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