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Commentary: The right, Obama and religion Commentary: The right, Obama and religion
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Because I’m not running for anything, I can give it to you straight: Christianity pretty much got out of the genocide business when church and state became separated in the United States and Europe following the American Revolution. [Read More]
Commentary: Anchor adrift, questions unasked Commentary: Anchor adrift, questions unasked
10 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
NBC News is now focusing its investigative lens on its own temporarily dropped anchor, Brian Williams. For the next six months, at least, the $10 million a year superstar of 30 Rock will be on an unpaid suspension assignment somewhere in NBC’s Elba. [Read More]
Commentary: Muslims, marriage and bigotry Commentary: Muslims, marriage and bigotry
10 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In North Carolina, three young Muslims who were active in charity work were murdered, allegedly by a man who identified as atheist and expressed hostility to Islam and other faiths. Police are exploring whether it was a hate crime. [Read More]
Commentary: Bobby Jindal for president? Commentary: Bobby Jindal for president?
10 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s name is not first on most people’s list of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, but maybe we should at least start paying attention to him. [Read More]
Commentary: Act of rigorous forgiveness Commentary: Act of rigorous forgiveness
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There’s something sad in Brian Williams’ need to puff up his Iraq adventures and something barbaric in the public response. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideology must not trump education Commentary: Ideology must not trump education
10 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
If you want to achieve traction on nearly any issue in our culture, you have to make a case for an economic payoff. [Read More]
Commentary: Brian Williams' lapses hurt other journalists
10 weeks ago -
“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams got the facts wrong about his flight into the Iraq war zone in 2003, then he got the apology wrong. Now, more of his public statements are attracting media scrutiny, prompting NBC News to launch an internal investigation. [Read More]
Commentary: Nobody understands debt Commentary: Nobody understands debt
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many economists, including Janet Yellen, view global economic troubles since 2008 largely as a story about “deleveraging” — a simultaneous attempt by debtors almost everywhere to reduce their liabilities. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeb Bush's kinder, gentler campaign Commentary: Jeb Bush's kinder, gentler campaign
10 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
When Bushes run for president, they portray themselves as more caring, more gentle and more compassionate than their sometimes heartless and harshly ideological fellow Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: No forgiveness for Brian Williams Commentary: No forgiveness for Brian Williams
10 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Everybody in the business of journalism makes a mistake now and then or deliberately embellishes his role in the drama of reporting on history. [Read More]
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