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Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
OK, it’s easy to pick on Donald Trump’s foreign policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Forget coal, focus on workers Commentary: Forget coal, focus on workers
11 weeks ago -
The long, slow decline of coal will continue no matter who becomes the next president. The question is what should now sustain the communities devastated by its demise, and how the federal government can help. [Read More]
Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump? Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump?
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highest-ranking official, stunned the political world Thursday when he announced he does not now support his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and might not ever do so. [Read More]
Commentary: The making of an ignoramus Commentary: The making of an ignoramus
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Truly, Donald Trump knows nothing. He is more ignorant about policy than you can possibly imagine, even when you take into account the fact that he is more ignorant than you can possibly imagine. [Read More]
Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? [Read More]
Commentary: What's Sanders' next move? Commentary: What's Sanders' next move?
11 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Bernie Sanders has plenty of sound reasons for continuing his presidential campaign, but now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, he needs to make a change in tone. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Paul Ryan has little choice but to endorse Donald Trump ... sooner rather than later. To do otherwise probably would cost him speakership of the House, and might end his political career much too soon. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting tough on e-cigarettes Commentary: Getting tough on e-cigarettes
12 weeks ago -
Long-awaited federal rules to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children have finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. Use of the nicotine delivery devices has been growing rapidly among middle- and high-school-aged teens in the last few years. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump or Ryan - who's king of hill? Commentary: Trump or Ryan - who's king of hill?
12 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Paul Ryan and Donald Trump sit down at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill to hash out a couple little things, like who is running the party and who is the actual Republican. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What's next in presidential election? Red-Blue America: What's next in presidential election?
12 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, consider what’s next in this seemingly unprecedented presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Innocent kids don't care about having gay role models Commentary: Innocent kids don't care about having gay role models
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Like most Catholic-schooled girls who grew up in the 1970s, I learned about sex (including where it was done, how it was done, to whom it was done and if, in fact, it was done) by reading several dog-eared Jacqueline Susann novels. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice to graduates -- Don't follow your dreams Commentary: Advice to graduates -- Don't follow your dreams
12 weeks ago -
In countless commencement speeches at high schools and colleges in the coming weeks, graduates will be advised to chase their dreams, pursue their passions and settle for nothing less. That is terrible advice. [Read More]
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