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Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what? Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether it matters if President Obama uses the term 'radical Islam.' [Read More]
Commentary: Trump in the dumps Commentary: Trump in the dumps
1 week ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
He won’t pivot. So I have to. Having seen Donald Trump as a braggadocious but benign celebrity in New York for decades, I did not regard him as the apotheosis of evil. He seemed more like a toon. [Read More]
Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him Commentary: Dad cared for me, then I cared for him
1 week ago -
All of us have had one. We either have one now, or we had one in the past. We may have known them quite well, not at all, or somewhere in-between. They might have nurtured us, abandoned us, or just flittered in and out of our lives. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country? Commentary: Is Trump running for president in the wrong country?
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The evidence continues to mount: Donald Trump does not understand or respect the political system he seeks to lead. The only other explanation is that he understands the system very well, and is trying to undermine its basic foundations in order to clear his path to the White House. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State Politically Uncorrected: Trump's keys to Keystone State
1 week ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Two questions dominate all others as the fall presidential campaign begins in Pennsylvania. Can the GOP win in Pennsylvania in 2016? If so, how do they do it? [Read More]
Commentary: Fear, loathing and Brexit Commentary: Fear, loathing and Brexit
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There are still 4 1/2 months to go before the presidential election. But there’s a vote this week that could matter as much for the world’s future as what happens here: Britain’s referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. [Read More]
Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Barack Obama is clearly wrong when he refuses to use the word “Islam” in reference to Islamist terrorism. The people who commit these acts are inflamed by a version of an Islamist ideology. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture' Commentary: It's time to rethink 'rape culture'
2 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Some things are black and white. That Brock Turner, the Stanford University swimmer recently found guilty of brutally assaulting an unconscious woman in an alley, is a callous rapist and the woman he so thoughtlessly abused is a victim are facts not in dispute. [Read More]
Commentary: The great college coddling Commentary: The great college coddling
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees’ children. [Read More]
Commentary: Extremists and guns Commentary: Extremists and guns
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Over the past two decades, Canada has had eight mass shootings. Just so far this month, the United States has already had 20. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue Commentary: GOP needs superdelegate rescue
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Splashed all over the news this week is precisely the sort of political crisis many party leaders were terrified about — more than three decades ago. Their solution was to invent a most unconventional convention concept: superdelegates. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton the most qualified? Commentary: Clinton the most qualified?
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Speaking of Hillary Clinton, President Obama said, “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.” Really? She would be equal to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and himself? [Read More]
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