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Commentary: Germans' destiny is green superpower Commentary: Germans' destiny is green superpower
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
BERLIN — A week at the American Academy in Berlin leaves me with two contradictory feelings: One is that Germany today deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, and the other is that Germany tomorrow will have to overcome its deeply ingrained post-World War II pacifism. [Read More]
Commentary: How dreams can paralyze graduates
12 weeks ago -
When I was in sixth grade, I had one goal: to be on Broadway. By eighth grade, I wanted to be a teacher. The following years brought fantasies of being a baker, journalist, environmental crusader, crayon color-namer, taste tester, photographer and rock band drummer. [Read More]
Commentary: Race, class and neglect Commentary: Race, class and neglect
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Every time you’re tempted to say that America is moving forward on race — that prejudice is no longer as important as it used to be — along comes an atrocity to puncture your complacency. [Read More]
Commentary: A lesson from unruly Britannia Commentary: A lesson from unruly Britannia
13 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective? Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective?
13 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Riots broke out again last week, this time in Baltimore, where protesters spent several days peacefully demonstrating against the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man who died in police custody. [Read More]
Commentary: Celebrating a true American hero Commentary: Celebrating a true American hero
13 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
When Pope Francis comes to the United States in September, he will recognize Junipero Serra, founding father of the California missions, as a saint at a Mass on the campus of the Catholic University of America (my alma mater). [Read More]
Commentary: 'Inequality is a choice' Commentary: 'Inequality is a choice'
13 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
It turns out that the Wall Street bonus pool in 2014 was roughly twice the total annual earnings of all Americans working full time at the federal minimum wage. [Read More]
Commentary: Leaven ideology with integrity Commentary: Leaven ideology with integrity
13 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The 2016 campaign should be almost entirely about issues. The parties are far apart on everything from the environment to fiscal policy to health care, and history tells us that what politicians say during a campaign is a good guide to how they will govern. [Read More]
Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem Commentary: Kane part of a bigger problem
13 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. A year ago she was the toast of state politics, in 2012 becoming the first women and first Democrat to win the office. These days she looks more like toast herself as she struggles to hold on to that office. [Read More]
Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people
13 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
John Roberts cut through the semantics and the florid prose about “dignity” when he said this to one of the attorneys arguing in favor of same-sex marriage: “You’re not seeking to join the institution. You’re seeking to change what the institution is.” [Read More]
Commentary: Reasons to fear Clinton presidency Commentary: Reasons to fear Clinton presidency
13 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
While some defenders say ho hum, Hillary Clinton’s failure as secretary of state to follow through on a pledge aimed at reducing the possibility of conflict of interest was either inexcusably negligent or deceptive. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As a professional matter, I’ve been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. It’s hard to imagine how she can overcome the unrelenting hostility of the Washington media clique. [Read More]
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