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Commentary: The perplexing case of populism Commentary: The perplexing case of populism
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2 million, and she would probably be president-elect if the director of the FBI hadn’t laid such a heavy thumb on the scales, just days before the election. [Read More]
Commentary:  What we really need in a leader Commentary: What we really need in a leader
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Now that we’ll have a president who has said, ‘I don’t have heroes,’ I suppose we must all somehow step up and become heroes for one another,” writer Wendy Shalit tweeted the day after the election. [Read More]
Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I apparently don’t “get” why people were trembling and angry and marching after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory because I am not a part of a vulnerable group, at least to the extent that vulnerable encompasses race, religion, sexual orientation and Hillary Clinton voters. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time for less agnozing and more organizing Commentary: It's time for less agnozing and more organizing
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Where was all this passion during the campaign? Now, opponents of Donald Trump are incensed and outraged. Students are walking out of classrooms and campuses. Two protest marches will descend on the capital in January. [Read More]
Commentary: Jeff Sessions is Democrats' worst nightmare Commentary: Jeff Sessions is Democrats' worst nightmare
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President-elect Trump’s transition team knew that nominating Jeff Sessions for attorney general would set off controversy. [Read More]
Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut Commentary: Emperor Trump's inauspicious debut
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Never mind that president-elect Trump and his keenest supporters have gone from boasting to whining in a short two weeks. “Mommy, they’re making fun of me on TV. It’s not fair!” [Read More]
Commentary:  How do we choose what we like? Commentary: How do we choose what we like?
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Danny Kahneman grew up Jewish in occupied France during World War II. Once in Paris, after curfew, he was nearly captured by an SS officer. His family traveled from town to town through rural France, hiding and hoping people wouldn’t recognize them as Jews. [Read More]
Commentary: At lunch, Trump gives signs of hope Commentary: At lunch, Trump gives signs of hope
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Well, that was interesting ... Donald Trump came to lunch at The New York Times. Since I had the opportunity to be included, let me offer a few impressions of my first close encounter with Trump since he declared for the presidency. [Read More]
Commentary: Critics go overboard on Trump Commentary: Critics go overboard on Trump
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Years ago, I was looking at a tabloid front page while waiting in a checkout line in a supermarket and was struck by a headline: “Devil Escapes From Hell.” [Read More]
Commentary: Prioritizing your Trump panic buttons Commentary: Prioritizing your Trump panic buttons
3 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Donald Trump has given people plenty to worry about in the first 10 days of his transition to the presidency — especially anyone who thought all along he was unqualified for the job. [Read More]
Commentary: It's time to pause, give thanks Commentary: It's time to pause, give thanks
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
America’s a mess. Great gobs of people don’t trust those most in charge, and those most in charge do not trust great gobs of people. We have a much-feared president-elect and a much-cursed, defeated opponent. [Read More]
Commentary: Dancing in a hurricane Commentary: Dancing in a hurricane
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union followed by Donald Trump’s election in the U.S. constitute a single giant political event — one that makes 2016 a vintage year in history that will long be studied. Big political events have big causes. [Read More]
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