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Commentary: Graduating toward nation rich with opportunity
2 weeks ago -
The path to high school graduation is complicated for millions of young people, particularly those living in poverty, with disabilities or trapped in dropout factory schools. [Read More]
Commentary: Britain's 'miraculous' elections Commentary: Britain's 'miraculous' elections
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — “Shocked,” “surprised,” “stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was forecast by exit polls on election night. [Read More]
Commentary: Get used to crazy-big GOP field Commentary: Get used to crazy-big GOP field
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
“As long as you’ve got enough money for gas, you can stay in the race,” says one veteran Iowa Republican operative of the sprawling 2016 presidential field. [Read More]
Commentary: Wall Street vampires Commentary: Wall Street vampires
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Last year the vampires of finance bought themselves a Congress. I know it’s not nice to call them that, but I have my reasons. [Read More]
Commentary: A right to depict Muhammad? Commentary: A right to depict Muhammad?
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
I’m thinking of inviting Pam Geller over to my house on July 4th to burn an American flag in the backyard. [Read More]
Open to debate: Supreme Court considers ACA
2 weeks ago -
Would a Supreme Court ruling against subsidizing state insurance exchanges collapse the Affordable Care Act? Commentators Dean Baker and Gracie-Marie Turner offer differing views. [Read More]
Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The real news isn’t that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S. Army training exercise called “Jade Helm 15” is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d’etat. [Read More]
Commentary: Mothers and presidents Commentary: Mothers and presidents
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Americans are embarrassed. Over the last 35 years there have only been two elections without a Bush or Clinton on the national ticket. Next year both names could rest atop the ballot. In one poll voters saw this as a bad thing by a ratio of 8 to 1. [Read More]
Commentary: Ending excess of mass incarceration Commentary: Ending excess of mass incarceration
2 weeks ago -
We’ve had the Ferguson riots, we’ve had the Baltimore riots, some think other American cities are due for the same treatment, racial tensions are high, and the country is once more debating what to do about poverty, educational deficiency, drugs, crime and hopelessness. Here is a thought. [Read More]
Commentary: First Mother's Day without a mother Commentary: First Mother's Day without a mother
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Orphan” is a very empty word, starting with the initial “O” that reminds me of a big, alphabetic hole. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted and untenable liberty. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'why not me?' election Commentary: The 'why not me?' election
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
This is shaping up as the “Why not me?” election. As more candidates declare for president — three Republicans joined the fray just this past week — they encourage the remaining fence-sitters to take a run more seriously. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
2 weeks ago -
A prosecutor has many roles, but one of the most important roles when looking into a case, especially a murder case, is you take your time gathering all the facts, talk to all witnesses and then without pressure from outside influences decide if there is enough evidence to press charges. [Read More]
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