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Commentary: Conservative intellectual crisis Commentary: Conservative intellectual crisis
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I feel very lucky to have entered the conservative movement when I did, back in the 1980s and 1990s. I was working at National Review, The Washington Times and The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief Commentary: Trump potential inciter-in-chief
12 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the final daze of this tumultuous, mad-as-hell presidential campaign, America suddenly seems to be hurtling toward a clear and present danger, a prospect so perilous I want to call your attention to it. Before it is too late. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's contract Commentary: Trump's contract
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Last Saturday, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg that he should have given much earlier in the campaign, minus the usual threats against women who have accused him of sexual assault. [Read More]
Commentary: Does Clinton really teach unity? Commentary: Does Clinton really teach unity?
12 weeks ago -
In a solemn moment at the Al Smith dinner, Hillary Clinton said, “(W)e need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy while agreeing on questions of decency and civility — how we talk to each other, treat each other, respect each other.” And she’s right. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump an alien to all that's great Commentary: Trump an alien to all that's great
12 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
It’s taken me a while to put my finger on exactly what political label best describes Donald Trump as his presidential campaign snarls and spits to a finish. I think I’ve finally got it: Donald Trump is a “legal alien.” [Read More]
Commentary: Modern GOP is Trump's party Commentary: Modern GOP is Trump's party
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The presidential campaign is entering its final weeks, and unless the polls are completely off, Donald Trump has very little chance of winning — only 7 percent, according to the Times’ Upshot model. [Read More]
Commentary: Dirty tricks, then and now Commentary: Dirty tricks, then and now
12 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Students of the Watergate era (or those old enough to have lived through it) will recall the “dirty tricks” played by Richard Nixon’s henchmen, most notably Donald Segretti. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump hanging self out to dry Commentary: Trump hanging self out to dry
12 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Say what you will about Donald Trump, he’s already kept one campaign promise: “I’ll keep you in suspense.” [Read More]
Commentary: Bridging the 'God Gulf' Commentary: Bridging the 'God Gulf'
12 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
God should sue some of her supposed champions for defamation. Some conservative evangelicals malign God by suggesting that Christians should scorn adoring same-sex couples yet vote for a sexual predator. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Why not a third-party candidate? Red-Blue America: Why not a third-party candidate?
12 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether voters should take a closer look at third-party options this year. [Read More]
Commentary: Political correctness can get pretty frightening Commentary: Political correctness can get pretty frightening
12 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I have never been a huge fan of Halloween. There already are plenty of things in everyday life I find terrifying — this election cycle included. [Read More]
Commentary: Here's why Hillary wins Commentary: Here's why Hillary wins
12 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Hillary Clinton is a terrible candidate. Hey, that’s what pundits have been saying ever since this endless campaign began. You have to go back to Al Gore in 2000 to find a politician who faced as much jeering from the media. [Read More]
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