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Commentary: President Obama, America's Nero Commentary: President Obama, America's Nero
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. [Read More]
Commentary: Unpaid, unarmed lifesavers in Syria Commentary: Unpaid, unarmed lifesavers in Syria
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Who would have thought there could be an uplifting story from Syria? Yet side by side with the worst of humanity, you often see the best. In Syria, that’s a group of volunteers called the White Helmets. Its members rush to each bombing and claw survivors from the rubble. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: John Stewart's impact on news - boon or bane? RED-BLUE AMERICA: John Stewart's impact on news - boon or bane?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Comedian Jon Stewart, long-time host of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” has announced that he would be “retiring” from the program before the end of the year. National news outlets from coast to coast reported the announcement as breaking news. [Read More]
Commentary: Call off the dogs Commentary: Call off the dogs
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I’ll pay for this column. The Rottweilers will be unleashed. Once the Clintons had a War Room. Now they have a Slime Room. [Read More]
Commentary: Student loans mean no free lunch
2 weeks ago -
Liberals make it seem as if federal student loans don’t cost taxpayers a penny. Some, notably Elizabeth Warren, are aghast that the government is profiting handsomely from lending to students. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Philly has hosted earlier conventions POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Philly has hosted earlier conventions
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s official. Philadelphia has been selected to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention scheduled to begin July 25, 2016. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton finds out that grandmothers know best Commentary: Hillary Clinton finds out that grandmothers know best
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Hillary Rodham Clinton has played many roles in her 67 years: first lady and Secretary of State, senator and presidential candidate. All those titles have one thing in common: They are intensely political and largely partisan. [Read More]
Commmentary: Maybe pope can work D.C. miracle
2 weeks ago -
You don’t suppose, do you, that Pope Francis could heal the rift that splits Washington? [Read More]
Commentary: How money makes crazy Commentary: How money makes crazy
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Monetary policy probably won’t be a major issue in the 2016 campaign, but it should be. It is, after all, extremely important, and the Republican base and many leading politicians have strong views about the Federal Reserve and its conduct. [Read More]
Commentary: Jon Stewart's unintentional creation Commentary: Jon Stewart's unintentional creation
2 weeks ago - - JOANNA WEISS
Don’t get me wrong: I love Jon Stewart, and I’ll miss him. He’s witty, he hires great writers, his eye roll delivery is consistently pitch-perfect. [Read More]
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