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Commentary: How change happens Commentary: How change happens
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There are still quite a few pundits determined to pretend that America’s two great parties are symmetric — equally unwilling to face reality, equally pushed into extreme positions by special interests and rabid partisans. [Read More]
Commentary: Where are the rational Republicans? Commentary: Where are the rational Republicans?
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Can the Rational Right segment of the Republican Party stop Donald Trump and Ted Cruz from getting their party’s nomination? [Read More]
Commentary: Smart move on coal leases Commentary: Smart move on coal leases
2 weeks ago -
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s decision to pause and reassess leasing of federal land for coal mining is a smart move with implications for her home state of Washington. [Read More]
Commentary: China still key Commentary: China still key
2 weeks ago -
Since China has been a long-term engine for the global economy, its economic slowdown has understandably sparked worries among investors and policymakers. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era Commentary: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Unpack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We’re going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential election all over again. [Read More]
Commentary: How equality can breed poverty Commentary: How equality can breed poverty
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The book’s title was “From Dawn to Decadence,” it was about the past 500 years of Western culture, the author was the brilliant Jacques Barzun, and one topic he discussed was what he called “The Great Switch.” [Read More]
Commentary: The anxieties of impotence Commentary: The anxieties of impotence
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 1936 George Orwell wrote a magnificent essay called “Shooting an Elephant.” Orwell had been working as a British police officer in Burma, enforcing colonial rule. An elephant had gone “must,” broken its chains, trampled some homes and killed a man. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideological purity and Flint's water Commentary: Ideological purity and Flint's water
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was a week when America’s political spigots gushed at us from all directions, as presidential hopefuls seemed desperate to close their first caucus and primary deals by proving their ideological purity. [Read More]
Commentary: America the unfair Commentary: America the unfair
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public lands in Oregon. [Read More]
Commentary: Hostages for dollars Commentary: Hostages for dollars
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Every American should be glad that American hostages have been freed by the tyrannical Iranian regime and are being reunited with family, friends and co-workers. [Read More]
Commentary: Governmental malpractice in Flint Commentary: Governmental malpractice in Flint
2 weeks ago -
To save money, the state of Michigan poisoned the children of Flint. [Read More]
Commentary: Calculating toll of the 'what ifs' Commentary: Calculating toll of the 'what ifs'
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
ZURICH — Just get me talking about the world today and I can pretty well ruin any dinner party. [Read More]
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