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Commentary: Saudis practice Mafia tactics Commentary: Saudis practice Mafia tactics
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from “unforeseen” threats. Don’t pay them and your business might go up in smoke with you inside. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary is not sorry Commentary: Hillary is not sorry
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It’s hard not to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. She is hearing ghostly footsteps. She’s having her inevitability challenged a second time by a moralizing senator with few accomplishments. [Read More]
Commentary: Slowing down in a frenetic world Commentary: Slowing down in a frenetic world
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
In a speech to religious educators, the president of the College Board didn’t talk about acing tests, but enlarging our souls. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: What is legacy of 1994 crime bill? Red-Blue America: What is legacy of 1994 crime bill?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate the legacy of the 1994 crime bill. [Read More]
Commentary: No White Knight Commentary: No White Knight
2 weeks ago -
So House Speaker Paul Ryan is officially out of the White Knight lineup. The speaker has categorically ruled himself out of contention for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leaving no wiggle room — even in the hearts and minds of ardent fans. [Read More]
Commentary: For the Trump family, Daddy Donald knows best Commentary: For the Trump family, Daddy Donald knows best
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
There is no way to avoid sounding like a Trump supporter with this column. I’ve already been accused of going over to the dark side by defending The Donald against accusations that he wanted to imprison women who had abortions and that he cheered on a campaign manager prone to domestic violence. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania's presidential primary critical
2 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Some 40 states have already voted in the presidential primary. Finally, the presidential nomination campaigns have moved to the Northeast. New York votes Tuesday and five more states — including critical Pennsylvania — vote one week later. [Read More]
Commentary: The pastrami principle Commentary: The pastrami principle
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A couple of months ago, Jeb Bush (remember him?) posted a photo of his monogrammed handgun to Twitter, with the caption “America.” Bill de Blasio, New York’s mayor, responded with a picture of an immense pastrami sandwich, also captioned “America.” Advantage de Blasio, if you ask me. [Read More]
Commentary: USPS setback Commentary: USPS setback
2 weeks ago -
We usually do not complain when a commonly used consumer item gets cheaper, but first-class postage presents a bit of a special case. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Clinton and black lives Commentary: Bill Clinton and black lives
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Watching Bill Clinton bickering with Black Lives Matter activists in Philadelphia recently, I had several conflicting and not entirely praiseworthy responses. [Read More]
Commentary: What is inspiration? Commentary: What is inspiration?
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For decades, Anders Ericsson has reminded us of the value of hard work. The Florida State psychologist did the research that led to the so-called 10,000-hour rule. [Read More]
Commentary: The real welfare cheats Commentary: The real welfare cheats
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We often hear how damaging welfare dependency is, stifling initiative and corroding the human soul. So I worry about the way we coddle executives in their suites. [Read More]
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