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Commentary: Bill and Melinda Gates' pillow talk Commentary: Bill and Melinda Gates' pillow talk
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
What do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about? Not whose turn it is to wash the dishes or take out the garbage, it seems, but headier stuff. The prospects for eradicating polio. The utility of empowering women. The best ways to save lives. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: How will Trump affect election? Red-Blue America: How will Trump affect election?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Donald Trump's candidacy will determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Hi-ho, Lone Ranger Commentary: Hi-ho, Lone Ranger
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby. Would he revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom given to a comedian who has been accused of subverting the free will of dozens of women, and counting? [Read More]
Commentary: Planned Parenthood's travesty Commentary: Planned Parenthood's travesty
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“We were at one, blood to blood, as no other kind of union could make us,” the English essayist Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, recalling giving his wife his own blood during a critical medical moment. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Time to invest in state universities AS I SEE IT: Time to invest in state universities
2 weeks ago -
Perhaps the most important decision the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education makes each year involves setting tuition for Pennsylvania’s 14 public universities. [Read More]
Commentary: Cosby sealed fate by becoming moralist Commentary: Cosby sealed fate by becoming moralist
2 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
That Bill Cosby will be forever known as a serial abuser of women wasn’t determined by the findings of a jury. It didn’t come down to evidence such as forensics, DNA, or even a blue dress. Instead his fate was sealed in the court of public opinion by an adjudication of his hypocrisy. [Read More]
Commentary: Perspective changes on minimum wage Commentary: Perspective changes on minimum wage
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Who am I to judge?” [Read More]
Commentary: Media adhering to 'Clinton Rules' Commentary: Media adhering to 'Clinton Rules'
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 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]
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