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Commentary: Wind, sun and fire Commentary: Wind, sun and fire
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet. Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t — put an end to climate deniers’ claims that global warming has stopped. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity? Red-Blue America: Do Oscars need more diversity?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the Oscars need more diversity. [Read More]
Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing' Commentary: Father shot daughter as 'honor killing'
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. [Read More]
Commentary: Addiction act should get OK Commentary: Addiction act should get OK
2 weeks ago -
Congress has historically treated drug abuse as a malady afflicting mostly poor, minority communities, best dealt with by locking people up for long periods of time. [Read More]
Commentary: Protesters at fault for tragic outcome Commentary: Protesters at fault for tragic outcome
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The unlawful armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon could be close to ending. Or not. Such vigilante actions have a way of inspiring copycat protests elsewhere, often by militants who are more fanatical than their predecessors. [Read More]
Commentary: The 'bright, shiny object' issue in presidential election Commentary: The 'bright, shiny object' issue in presidential election
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Yes, we will raise taxes. Yes we will.” When Sen. Bernie Sanders made that statement at a town hall in Iowa this past week, Republicans all over the country leapt out of their chairs, cheering. [Read More]
Commentary: Plutocrats and prejudice Commentary: Plutocrats and prejudice
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Every time you think that our political discourse can’t get any worse, it does. The Republican primary fight has devolved into a race to the bottom, achieving something you might have thought impossible: making George W. Bush look like a beacon of tolerance and statesmanship. [Read More]
Commentary: Quick vote risky Commentary: Quick vote risky
2 weeks ago -
There may be as few as 148 days left until Britain decides its European fate, voting in David Cameron’s referendum on membership of the European Union. [Read More]
Commentary: What Republicans should say Commentary: What Republicans should say
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For a few decades, American and British conservatism marched in tandem. Thatcher was philosophically akin to Reagan. John Major was akin to George Bush. [Read More]
Commentary: Rubio's solution for high college costs Commentary: Rubio's solution for high college costs
2 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
The financial aid website for Texas Christian University says the estimated direct cost to an undergraduate for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters is $53,480. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In my estimation, there’s only one presidential candidate in 2016 fully capable of doing the job, and she’s anything but a natural. [Read More]
Commentary: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate Commentary: The Great Bathroom Mirror Debate
2 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Grand Old Party’s final debate before the first voting contest of the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s the Great Bathroom Mirror Debate. [Read More]
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