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Commentary: Plutocrats and prejudice Commentary: Plutocrats and prejudice
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Every time you think that our political discourse can’t get any worse, it does. The Republican primary fight has devolved into a race to the bottom, achieving something you might have thought impossible: making George W. Bush look like a beacon of tolerance and statesmanship. [Read More]
Commentary: Quick vote risky Commentary: Quick vote risky
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There may be as few as 148 days left until Britain decides its European fate, voting in David Cameron’s referendum on membership of the European Union. [Read More]
Commentary: What Republicans should say Commentary: What Republicans should say
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For a few decades, American and British conservatism marched in tandem. Thatcher was philosophically akin to Reagan. John Major was akin to George Bush. [Read More]
Commentary: Rubio's solution for high college costs Commentary: Rubio's solution for high college costs
1 week ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
The financial aid website for Texas Christian University says the estimated direct cost to an undergraduate for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters is $53,480. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
In my estimation, there’s only one presidential candidate in 2016 fully capable of doing the job, and she’s anything but a natural. [Read More]
Commentary: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate Commentary: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate
1 week ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Grand Old Party’s final debate before the first voting contest of the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s the Great Bathroom Mirror Debate. [Read More]
Commentary: Compassionate conservatives Commentary: Compassionate conservatives
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Back in 2000, George W. Bush did something fascinating: On the campaign trail he preached “compassionate conservatism,” telling wealthy Republicans about the travails of Mexican-American immigrants and declaring to women in pearls that “the hardest job in America” is that of a single mother. [Read More]
Commentary: With Iran it's strictly business Commentary: With Iran it's strictly business
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the four days of meetings involving Iran’s president, European leaders and businesses should remind people we have seen this show before. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: 'You're gonna miss me when I'm gone' AS I SEE IT: 'You're gonna miss me when I'm gone'
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The country-western duo Brooks & Dunn had the “miss me” concept all figured out in 1995 with their smash hit “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.” It plays on the basic human behavior of taking things for granted, until one day it’s not there anymore. [Read More]
Commentary: Friends and refugees in need Commentary: Friends and refugees in need
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
STOCKHOLM — Now in his last year in office, President Barack Obama is in legacy mode. He has much to be proud of. [Read More]
Commentary: Michigan's great stink Commentary: Michigan's great stink
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. [Read More]
Commentary: Does Palin still have clout? Commentary: Does Palin still have clout?
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
AMES, Iowa — In September, when Donald Trump appeared before a giant rally in Dallas, a person in the Trump circle described the coming months of the campaign. [Read More]
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