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Commentary: Handguns' chilling effect in classroom Commentary: Handguns' chilling effect in classroom
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Professors at the University of Texas at Austin, my alma mater, are considering if and how their classes will be different this fall when, beginning Aug. 1, their students will be allowed to carry concealed handguns into campus classrooms. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's shifting news coverage Commentary: Trump's shifting news coverage
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
A new report from Harvard University says press coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign became progressively more negative as Trump built a lead in the Republican primaries — and soared after Trump clinched the GOP nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: Is the U.S. on path to ruin? Commentary: Is the U.S. on path to ruin?
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
SAN ANTONIO — I never really understood how fascism could have come to Europe, but I think I understand better now. [Read More]
Commentary: The race narrative Commentary: The race narrative
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers, and five non-African-American police officers were shot and killed by an African-American man who declared he “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.” [Read More]
Commentary: Without equality, tragedies won't end Commentary: Without equality, tragedies won't end
2 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The tragedies that keep befalling us are best described in one word: excess. [Read More]
Commentary: Cheap money talks Commentary: Cheap money talks
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
What with everything else going on, from Trump to Brexit to the horror in Dallas, it’s hard to focus on developments in financial markets — especially because we’re not facing any immediate crisis. But extraordinary things have been happening lately, especially in bond markets. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton? Red-Blue America: Does email scandal disqualify Clinton?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether the email scandal means Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be president. [Read More]
Commentary: The Clinton contamination Commentary: The Clinton contamination
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Obama can't leave Afghanistan Commentary: Why Obama can't leave Afghanistan
2 weeks ago -
For centuries, from the reign of Alexander the Great and Mongol invasions to the Soviet takeover and post-9/11, war has been a way of life in Afghanistan. [Read More]
Commentary: If nothing else, Comey exposed Clinton incompetence Commentary: If nothing else, Comey exposed Clinton incompetence
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Some people seem to think that I actually matter. They message me in response to a particular column with either angry criticism or “atta girl!” euphoria, assuming that whatever I’ve written will have some impact on other readers. [Read More]
Commentary: The nominee's enablers Commentary: The nominee's enablers
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A couple of weeks ago Paul D. Ryan, the speaker of the House, sort of laid out both a health care plan and a tax plan. [Read More]
Commentary: The Trump Brexit Effect Commentary: The Trump Brexit Effect
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The United States and Great Britain are suffering through an upsurge of hateful slights and slurs aimed at “others” — people with dark skin or foreign accents or strange clothes. And there is a clear cause behind the episodes in both countries. [Read More]
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