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Commentary: Deadliest country for children Commentary: Deadliest country for children
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
LUBANGO, Angola — This is a country laden with oil, diamonds, Porsche-driving millionaires and toddlers starving to death. New UNICEF figures show this well-off but corrupt African nation is ranked No. 1 in the world in the rate at which children die before the age of 5. [Read More]
Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of Commentary: At last, some good news, sort of
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Those who believe that the arc of human history bends toward progress and enlightenment must be having a hard time finding a scrap of good news in the media these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Go ahead, make my day Commentary: Go ahead, make my day
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
As the saying goes, “to err is human, to forgive is divine,” to which I’d add: “To ignore” is even more human, and the results rarely divine. [Read More]
Commentary: Companies like Uber could give us an uber future Commentary: Companies like Uber could give us an uber future
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
“Uber” is a German word generally used in English to mean “super,” and I am here to argue that nothing is more uber for building an economy than innovative entrepreneurship and that few entrepreneurial companies these days are more uber than Uber. [Read More]
Commentary: A war of Obama's own making Commentary: A war of Obama's own making
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The White House and some Democrats are livid over congressional Republican attempts to circumvent President Obama’s authority to make a nuclear arms deal with Iran. They have a right to be angry — but not to be surprised. [Read More]
Commentary: Double standard on Hillary's email? Commentary: Double standard on Hillary's email?
2 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
I’ll leave to those with IT expertise the technical questions about servers, encryption and cyber security, while I raise seven practical considerations regarding the use of email by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: Greatest threat to hatred is love Commentary: Greatest threat to hatred is love
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That’s why what happened last week on “The Kelly File,” Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program, was so remarkable. [Read More]
Commentary: To kill a chicken Commentary: To kill a chicken
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
If you torture a single chicken and are caught, you’re likely to be arrested. If you scald thousands of chickens alive, you’re an industrialist who will be lauded for your acumen. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are GOP senators undermining Obama on Iran? Red-Blue America: Are GOP senators undermining Obama on Iran?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
What is the impact of the open letter signed by 47 Republican U.S. senators and sent to the Iranian government last week? Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS turns cradle of civilization into grave
2 weeks ago -
There is horror in the recent news that the Islamic State bulldozed the ruins of two of the greatest Assyrian cities, Nimrud and Nineveh. And there is irony. [Read More]
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