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Commentary: Choosing Scalia's successor Commentary: Choosing Scalia's successor
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Few people in modern history have fulfilled their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution” more than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Commentary: Courtship battles in Washington Commentary: Courtship battles in Washington
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This week in official Washington, there’s nobody here but us “strict constructionists.” [Read More]
Commentary: America's stacked deck Commentary: America's stacked deck
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
It’s a little bizarre this political season to see wealthy candidates in both parties denouncing our political system for representing mostly the interests of, well, wealthy people. [Read More]
Commentary: Who are we as Americans? Commentary: Who are we as Americans?
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I find this election bizarre for many reasons but none more than this: If I were told to write down America’s greatest sources of strength, they would be “a culture of entrepreneurship,” “an ethic of pluralism” and the “quality of our governing institutions.” [Read More]
Commentary: How America was lost Commentary: How America was lost
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Once upon a time, the death of a Supreme Court justice wouldn’t have brought America to the edge of constitutional crisis. But that was a different country, with a very different Republican Party. [Read More]
Commentary: Political bedrock in a tumultuous time Commentary: Political bedrock in a tumultuous time
11 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“The political turmoil of this year has left us in moral incoherence.” No, that’s not a premature assessment of the race for the presidency of the United States this year but was actually spoken by the late William F. Buckley Jr. in 1999. [Read More]
Commentary: New spotlight on Jeb's weakness Commentary: New spotlight on Jeb's weakness
11 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
It’s entirely reasonable to say the war in Iraq was a disaster. Maybe you disagree, or maybe you think that’s too harsh, but it’s an arguable proposition. [Read More]
Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate Commentary: Scalia death heats up partisan debate
11 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Americans are about to be treated to what most assuredly will be a long-term, rancorous debate over filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. [Read More]
Commentary: Not the America I know Commentary: Not the America I know
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Envy is defined by Dictionary.com as “a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.” That perfectly characterizes the entire political philosophy of the Democratic progressive left. [Read More]
Commentary: Slow economy led to Trump, Sanders Commentary: Slow economy led to Trump, Sanders
11 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
For most of a year now, pundits (including me) have been surprised by the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the populist outsiders in the presidential campaign. We shouldn’t have been. The ingredients for a voter rebellion were in plain view all along. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Should we register women for draft? Red-Blue America: Should we register women for draft?
11 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on the suggestion that women should register for the selective service as all American men must do when they turn 18. [Read More]
Commentary: When Hillary killed feminism Commentary: When Hillary killed feminism
11 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
The Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. [Read More]
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