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Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
Quite a few people make noises about leaving the country if the wrong person gets elected president. I’ve been making discreet inquiries in the vicinity of Kinsale, County Cork, myself. [Read More]
Commentary: How the 'establishment' really works Commentary: How the 'establishment' really works
1 week ago - - JAY AMBROSE
What’s the American “establishment”? The word is used all the time now, usually very, very loosely and usually in ways to disparage anybody who stands for something the speaker does not like. [Read More]
Commentary: Jose Marti, a national poet Commentary: Jose Marti, a national poet
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
HAVANA — Many nations have attempted the transition from revolutionary socialism toward some form of democratic capitalism; Cuba just happens to be the final one. [Read More]
Commentary: Look at the old evil money in politics Commentary: Look at the old evil money in politics
1 week ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s time for us to do another column of hard-hitting punditry about the evils of big money in politics. So let’s focus in depth on the outrage we all just witnessed in Tuesday’s New York presidential primaries. [Read More]
Commentary: The Celtic tiger lives Commentary: The Celtic tiger lives
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
DUBLIN — They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. [Read More]
Commentary: Backward kingdom of Saudi Arabia Commentary: Backward kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a U.N. event he had attended, but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic. [Read More]
Commentary: John Q. Adams a model of courage Commentary: John Q. Adams a model of courage
1 week ago -
On March 3, 1820, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and Secretary of War John Calhoun walked down Pennsylvania Avenue after a cabinet meeting devoted to Missouri’s application to be admitted to the Union as a slave state — a question that had begun to divide the country. [Read More]
Commentary: Out of Africa, Part II Commentary: Out of Africa, Part II
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
NDIAMAGUENE, Senegal — I am visiting Ndiamaguene village in the far northwest of Senegal. If I were giving you directions I’d tell you that it’s the last stop after the last stop — it’s the village after the highway ends, after the paved road ends. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's two outrage-free weeks Commentary: Trump's two outrage-free weeks
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Have you noticed something different about the Trump campaign? It’s been more than two weeks since the last really outrageous thing the Republican front-runner has said or done. [Read More]
Commentary: Robber baron recessions Commentary: Robber baron recessions
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When Verizon workers went on strike last week, they were mainly protesting efforts to outsource work to low-wage, nonunion contractors. [Read More]
Commentary: Not all signs of the times are bad Commentary: Not all signs of the times are bad
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The fact that we’ve reached a point where citizens can feasibly debate whether the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of one of our two major political parties more closely resembles Hitler or Mussolini is worrisome. [Read More]
Commentary: Is it cruelty or price of dinner? Commentary: Is it cruelty or price of dinner?
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
This month a man in Orlando, Fla., dangled a dog by the scruff of its neck over a second-floor balcony, threatening to drop it 12 feet to the ground. [Read More]
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