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Commentary: Conservative fantasy collides with reality Commentary: Conservative fantasy collides with reality
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This week the Trump administration put out a budget blueprint — or more accurately, a “budget” blueprint. After all, real budgets detail where the money comes from and where it goes; this proclamation covers only around a third of federal spending. [Read More]
Commentary: Losing the soul of our country Commentary: Losing the soul of our country
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump made this promise on the campaign trail: “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” [Read More]
Commentary: What game are you playing in life? Commentary: What game are you playing in life?
1 week ago - - GINA BARRECA
What board game best describes your life? Which sums up your personal situation at the moment: “Risk”? “Trouble”? “Mystery Date”? [Read More]
Commentary: Waking up to North Korea nightmare Commentary: Waking up to North Korea nightmare
1 week ago -
If you like Cold War-style thrillers and don’t mind getting the bejeebers scared out of you, we recommend an article by arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis titled “North Korea is Practicing for Nuclear War.” On the edge of your seat already, right? [Read More]
Commentary: Pit bulls pose a real danger Commentary: Pit bulls pose a real danger
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
Some years ago, I visited the local Boys Club early one morning. There had been a break-in. Two young brothers had gotten caught making off with pool balls and cues. They weren’t going to be arrested, merely suspended. Police phoned their mother. [Read More]
Commentary: We need to say 'enough' to racism Commentary: We need to say 'enough' to racism
1 week ago -
A beloved family member posted on Facebook that he loves making fun of the “dot-heads” in gas stations. Another family member, a cousin I had not seen in 40 years, connected with me and then posted disparaging comments about immigrants, African-Americans and “libtards.” [Read More]
Commentary: Miracles, history on St. Patrick's Day Commentary: Miracles, history on St. Patrick's Day
1 week ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
This St. Patrick’s Day marks the anniversary of something of a miracle. It was on March 17 of last year that then-Secretary of State John Kerry surprised the world by recognizing that Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are targets of genocide. [Read More]
Commentary: Here's to Trump's conservative side Commentary: Here's to Trump's conservative side
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Donald Trump is a populist, a mix of conservative and liberal, and while the conservative side of him is already making the economy sparkle, the liberal side threatens its future. [Read More]
Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics Commentary: America reaps rewards of pandering politics
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Let’s finally be honest about the dishonesty of campaign 2016: Many of you discovered early on that Donald Trump clearly connected with voters like you, who were mad-as-hell at being ignored by Washington. He heard and heeded the loudest pleas of the people: “Please lie to me!” [Read More]
Commentary: And Jesus said unto Pious Paul Commentary: And Jesus said unto Pious Paul
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
A woman who had been bleeding for 12 years came up behind Jesus and touched his clothes in hope of a cure. Jesus turned to her and said: “Fear not. Because of your faith, you are now healed.” [Read More]
Commentary: North Korea poses the biggest threat Commentary: North Korea poses the biggest threat
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Every president has an early foreign policy test, and Donald Trump is no exception. Trump’s test is actually already in progress, and it bears some resemblance to the one faced by a young President John Kennedy. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump can make history Commentary: Trump can make history
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Trump presents his first budget to Congress today. It is, as The Washington Post points out, “historic,” because if adopted it would be the biggest contraction in the federal government since the end of World War II. [Read More]
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