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Commentary: New life in the center Commentary: New life in the center
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the past few decades, party loyalty has been the defining feature of national politics. Especially in the House but even in the Senate, members deferred to their party leaders. [Read More]
Commentary: Cuba needs more than tourists Commentary: Cuba needs more than tourists
1 week ago -
The anticipation of Cubans about their new relationship with the United States is palpable, but they understand that their country is not ready for an onslaught of Americanos. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's problem with kleptocracy Commentary: Trump's problem with kleptocracy
1 week ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Let us now praise Donald Trump — on one count, anyway: He realizes he faces an ethics problem. Last week, when the president-elect talked to The New York Times, he was widely quoted as saying that conflict of interest laws don’t apply to the president. [Read More]
Commentary: The left's love affair with Castro Commentary: The left's love affair with Castro
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of “the countless ways in which (Castro) altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation.” [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Constitutional issue for Trump? Red-Blue America: Constitutional issue for Trump?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Donald Trump won’t officially become president until January, but critics are already raising concerns that he is violating a constitutional clause meant to keep foreign countries from buying influence with U.S. officials. [Read More]
Commentary: No tears, just Trump bubbly Commentary: No tears, just Trump bubbly
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
First I had to deal with the president-elect scolding. During his interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, Donald Trump chided me twice for being too tough on him. [Read More]
Commentary: The perplexing case of populism Commentary: The perplexing case of populism
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million, and she would probably be president-elect if the director of the FBI hadn’t laid such a heavy thumb on the scales, just days before the election. [Read More]
Commentary:  What we really need in a leader Commentary: What we really need in a leader
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Now that we’ll have a president who has said, ‘I don’t have heroes,’ I suppose we must all somehow step up and become heroes for one another,” writer Wendy Shalit tweeted the day after the election. [Read More]
Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I apparently don’t “get” why people were trembling and angry and marching after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory because I am not a part of a vulnerable group, at least to the extent that vulnerable encompasses race, religion, sexual orientation and Hillary Clinton voters. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time for less agnozing and more organizing Commentary: It's time for less agnozing and more organizing
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Where was all this passion during the campaign? Now, opponents of Donald Trump are incensed and outraged. Students are walking out of classrooms and campuses. Two protest marches will descend on the capital in January. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeff Sessions is Democrats' worst nightmare Commentary: Jeff Sessions is Democrats' worst nightmare
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President-elect Trump’s transition team knew that nominating Jeff Sessions for attorney general would set off controversy. [Read More]
Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Never mind that president-elect Trump and his keenest supporters have gone from boasting to whining in a short two weeks. “Mommy, they’re making fun of me on TV. It’s not fair!” [Read More]
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