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Commentary: North Carolina fights back Commentary: North Carolina fights back
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Standing on principle, not to mention common sense, is so rare these days that when someone does it they make headlines. [Read More]
Commentary: Drop dead, Congress says Commentary: Drop dead, Congress says
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In a moment, we’ll get to the Zika virus. First, remember how scathing Republicans were about President Barack Obama’s handling of Ebola in the fall of 2014? [Read More]
Commentary: How to fix a news break Commentary: How to fix a news break
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
West Virginia’s Democrats were trapped in a most undemocratic predicament in Tuesday’s presidential primary election: They had to vote without being told of a significant news development about the most exciting Democrat in the race. [Read More]
Commentary: OxyContin and addiction Commentary: OxyContin and addiction
2 weeks ago -
There’s never been a secret about the addictive properties of opioid painkillers. [Read More]
Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant Commentary: Foreign policy as beauty pageant
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
OK, it’s easy to pick on Donald Trump’s foreign policy. [Read More]
Commentary: Forget coal, focus on workers Commentary: Forget coal, focus on workers
2 weeks ago -
The long, slow decline of coal will continue no matter who becomes the next president. The question is what should now sustain the communities devastated by its demise, and how the federal government can help. [Read More]
Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump? Commentary: What does Ryan want from Trump?
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s highest-ranking official, stunned the political world Thursday when he announced he does not now support his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, and might not ever do so. [Read More]
Commentary: The making of an ignoramus Commentary: The making of an ignoramus
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Truly, Donald Trump knows nothing. He is more ignorant about policy than you can possibly imagine, even when you take into account the fact that he is more ignorant than you can possibly imagine. [Read More]
Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump Commentary: A shadow cabinet for Trump
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? [Read More]
Commentary: What's Sanders' next move? Commentary: What's Sanders' next move?
2 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Bernie Sanders has plenty of sound reasons for continuing his presidential campaign, but now that Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee, he needs to make a change in tone. [Read More]
Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump Commentary: Ryan needs to decide soon on Trump
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Paul Ryan has little choice but to endorse Donald Trump ... sooner rather than later. To do otherwise probably would cost him speakership of the House, and might end his political career much too soon. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting tough on e-cigarettes Commentary: Getting tough on e-cigarettes
2 weeks ago -
Long-awaited federal rules to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of children have finally arrived, and not a moment too soon. Use of the nicotine delivery devices has been growing rapidly among middle- and high-school-aged teens in the last few years. [Read More]
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