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Commentary: Perspective changes on minimum wage Commentary: Perspective changes on minimum wage
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Hillary Clinton gave her first big economic speech Monday, and progressives were by and large gratified. For Clinton’s core message was that the federal government can and should use its influence to push for higher wages. [Read More]
Commentary: The haters are always wrong Commentary: The haters are always wrong
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump is part of a long and shameful tradition in American politics. Our history is full of cynical and vicious demagogues who exploit the fears and frustrations of voters by blaming foreigners for all of our problems. [Read More]
Commentary: Etiquette now trumps authenticity Commentary: Etiquette now trumps authenticity
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Who am I to judge?” [Read More]
Commentary: Media adhering to 'Clinton Rules' Commentary: Media adhering to 'Clinton Rules'
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
Having coined the phrase “Clinton Rules” to explain the national news media’s obsession with phony scandal narratives involving Bill and Hillary Clinton, I should be gratified to see it pass into general circulation. [Read More]
Commentary: Listening to Coates while white Commentary: Listening to Coates while white
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Dear Ta-Nehisi Coates: The last year has been an education for white people. [Read More]
Commentary: Defining Hillary Clinton - Bore Commentary: Defining Hillary Clinton - Bore
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When I listen to Hillary Clinton speak, as she did Monday at The New School in New York, outlining her “economic policy” should she become president, my first reaction was not to her lack of substance and the predictability of her party line, but to how boring she is. [Read More]
Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details Commentary: Sometimes the devil isn't in the details
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Official Washington just jolted itself out of its familiar summer doldrums and into yet another hot war of policy and politics, this time over President Barack Obama’s latest legacy achievement: a global pact designed to halt Iran’s program to build a nuclear bomb. [Read More]
Commentary: The Dalai Lama speaks his mind Commentary: The Dalai Lama speaks his mind
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The Dalai Lama, who may be the only octogenarian spiritual leader with a profoundly mischievous streak, has a suggestion for China’s communist leaders: Take up reincarnation. [Read More]
Commentary: The new old liberalism Commentary: The new old liberalism
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Well, Hillary Clinton hasn’t gone crazy. At a time when some in her party are drifting toward Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric, Clinton delivered her first major economic address of the campaign. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Katie's time in '16 Senate race POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Katie's time in '16 Senate race
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The jury is still out on that old chestnut and may continue to be out indefinitely. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose Commentary: Time for baseball to forgive Pete Rose
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
With the current baseball season at the halfway point, I’m reminded how fickle the game is. So much so that the man with more hits than any other in history is in the eyes of those who run the game still a pariah not worthy of being in the hall of fame. [Read More]
Commentary: $36 million to train 60 fighters? Commentary: $36 million to train 60 fighters?
2 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
A little more than a year ago, President Obama asked Congress for $500 million to train and equip some 15,000 opposition fighters in Syria, arguing that the best way to defeat Islamic State terrorists was to arm local forces. [Read More]
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