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Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs Commentary: Smart girls vs. bombs
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen. [Read More]
Commentary: Grandmother of our country Commentary: Grandmother of our country
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president? Red-Blue America: Are we ready for libertarian president?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Rand Paul is in for 2016. The first-term Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky on Tuesday announced his run for the White House. Paul joins U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, among the candidates who’ve officially jumped in the presidential race. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuclear power under threat in U.S. Commentary: Nuclear power under threat in U.S.
2 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
On the face of it, the nuclear power industry should be enjoying a boom, reveling in its extraordinary safety record and the fact that it is a carbon-free way to make electricity. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Say thanks to township supervisors AS I SEE IT: Say thanks to township supervisors
2 weeks ago -
You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. [Read More]
Commentary: What women won in the Civil War Commentary: What women won in the Civil War
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
When the Civil War ended 150 years ago, Washington, D.C., celebrated with parades and pyrotechnics as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his wife arrived fresh from accepting Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. [Read More]
Commentary: Avoiding seeing things as they really are Commentary: Avoiding seeing things as they really are
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Last weekend, I managed to successfully brainwash my 6-year-old nephew into believing that Ultraman, that low-tech superhero of 1970s television, is the greatest champion of all time. [Read More]
Commentary: Government excels Commentary: Government excels
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
As Republican presidential hopefuls trot out their policy agendas — which always involve cutting taxes on the rich while slashing benefits for the poor and middle class — some real new thinking is happening on the other side of the aisle. [Read More]
Commentary: The pizza shop lesson about freedom Commentary: The pizza shop lesson about freedom
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Isn’t it interesting how, in today’s America, some of the most outspoken critics of bigotry turn out themselves to be manifestly intolerant and determined to visit cruelty on others because they harbor different opinions? [Read More]
Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone? Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone?
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So here’s my question: Why would a conscientious citizen ever again trust anything published in Rolling Stone? To me, the diligent professors at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism went too easy on the magazine’s reporters and editors. [Read More]
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