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Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality Commmentary: False equivalence distorts reality
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, many people treated it as a joke. Nothing he has done or said since makes him look better. [Read More]
Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles Commentary: We don't need autonomous vehicles
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
If we consider the history of American transportation in terms of an apt metaphor — a highway — we might note several so-called forks in the road where we’ve taken one path rather than another, and, as Robert Frost would say, “that has made all the difference.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Has Obama failed on race relations?
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The flaring up of racial tensions in recent weeks has created alarm, rage and grief across the country. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll found 69 percent of Americans say race relations are bad — almost on par with the discontent during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. [Read More]
Commentary: Deporting kids to their deaths Commentary: Deporting kids to their deaths
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I’m mostly a fan of the Obama administration, but this is just plain immoral. [Read More]
Commentary: Saving South Sudan Commentary: Saving South Sudan
1 week ago -
The South Sudanese leadership has failed to keep its word as the world’s youngest independent country in Africa is imploding and sliding into chaos. [Read More]
Commentary: Rome sets a real example Commentary: Rome sets a real example
1 week ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
ROME — Did you hear about the new deputy in the Vatican press office? [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons for all sides in shootings Commentary: Lessons for all sides in shootings
2 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Maybe the most important lesson to be learned from the recent events in Baton Rouge, La., Minnesota, and Dallas is that from time to time we can all benefit from challenging our assumptions. [Read More]
Commentary: Kicking furiously, heading for land Commentary: Kicking furiously, heading for land
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
There actually is some good news in the world. As images of violence fill our tablets and TV screens — from Dallas to Paris, Orlando to Istanbul — every day also contains small acts of courage, generosity and devotion. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for unity Commentary: Time for unity
2 weeks ago -
And with that, it’s over. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old Jewish socialist whose candidacy was dismissed by experts but who stunned the nation with 14 months of implausible successes, has offered his unequivocal endorsement to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: In midst of a nightmare, dreaming of President Ryan Commentary: In midst of a nightmare, dreaming of President Ryan
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I watched Paul Ryan’s town hall on CNN last week for a number of reasons, not the least of which is my slight (OK, significant) crush on the House speaker. [Read More]
Commentary: Bull market blues Commentary: Bull market blues
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Like most economists, I don’t usually have much to say about stocks. Stocks are even more susceptible than other markets to popular delusions and the madness of crowds, and stock prices generally have a lot less to do with the state of the economy or its future prospects than many people believe. [Read More]
Commentary: We take care of our own Commentary: We take care of our own
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few years ago, Bruce Springsteen came out with a song called “We Take Care of Our Own.” The chorus’ theme seemed upbeat and proud: We take care of the people closest to us. [Read More]
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