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Commentary: The summer of our discontent Commentary: The summer of our discontent
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. America appears in decline under a disengaged president. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's fight against retirement Commentary: GOP's fight against retirement
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. [Read More]
Commentary: The control in birth control Commentary: The control in birth control
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zeba Haydar convinced herself she didn’t like children. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump, the diplomat Commentary: Donald Trump, the diplomat
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Donald Trump gives me his Grumpy Cat look. [Read More]
Commentary: Home-schooling trend raises concern Commentary: Home-schooling trend raises concern
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — I asked a friend where she had gone to school. [Read More]
Commentary: Remembering the day war ended Commentary: Remembering the day war ended
3 weeks ago -
The war was over. In Washington, Secretary of State James Byrnes got the news by phone from Switzerland, where the Japanese government communicated its unconditional surrender. [Read More]
Commentary: Everything can't be blamed on misogyny Commentary: Everything can't be blamed on misogyny
3 weeks ago -
When Donald Trump suggested that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was lobbing unpleasant questions at him during the GOP debate last week because she was bleeding from “wherever,” women “wherever” groaned in unison. Not again, we said, more in annoyance than anger. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump meets the Media Primary Commentary: Trump meets the Media Primary
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
After his confrontation with Megyn Kelly during last week’s televised debate, Donald Trump was asked if he’d apologize to the Fox News anchor for calling her a “bimbo” and implying that her questioning was motivated by her menstrual cycle. [Read More]
Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time? Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time?
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You are vacationing with your family on South Carolina’s beautiful Kiawah Island in this summer of what has been a very sad year. You have a very big decision to make, and this week, it seems to have gotten even bigger. [Read More]
Commentary: Bungling Beijing's stock markets Commentary: Bungling Beijing's stock markets
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation’s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional socialist rhetoric seriously. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump followers may not get it Commentary: Trump followers may not get it
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump’s great virtue is that he supposedly says what he thinks. His great problem is that he doesn’t think. [Read More]
Commentary: The sugar problem
3 weeks ago -
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shifting its obesity focus from fat to sugar, as it should. Recent studies have provided evidence of how overconsumption of sugar, often through sodas and energy drinks, has contributed to the rise of weight-related health problems among Americans. [Read More]
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