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Commentary: Compassionate conservatives Commentary: Compassionate conservatives
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Back in 2000, George W. Bush did something fascinating: On the campaign trail he preached “compassionate conservatism,” telling wealthy Republicans about the travails of Mexican-American immigrants and declaring to women in pearls that “the hardest job in America” is that of a single mother. [Read More]
Commentary: With Iran it's strictly business Commentary: With Iran it's strictly business
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
For anyone whose knowledge of history extends beyond the current season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the four days of meetings involving Iran’s president, European leaders and businesses should remind people we have seen this show before. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: 'You're gonna miss me when I'm gone' AS I SEE IT: 'You're gonna miss me when I'm gone'
2 weeks ago -
The country-western duo Brooks & Dunn had the “miss me” concept all figured out in 1995 with their smash hit “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.” It plays on the basic human behavior of taking things for granted, until one day it’s not there anymore. [Read More]
Commentary: Friends and refugees in need Commentary: Friends and refugees in need
2 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
STOCKHOLM — Now in his last year in office, President Barack Obama is in legacy mode. He has much to be proud of. [Read More]
Commentary: Michigan's great stink Commentary: Michigan's great stink
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. [Read More]
Commentary: Does Palin still have clout? Commentary: Does Palin still have clout?
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
AMES, Iowa — In September, when Donald Trump appeared before a giant rally in Dallas, a person in the Trump circle described the coming months of the campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Iran's dilemma - a country or a cause Commentary: Iran's dilemma - a country or a cause
3 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
To Americans, Iran’s actions over the last two weeks may have seemed not merely surprising, but also contradictory. [Read More]
Commentary: Just say no to Donald Trump Commentary: Just say no to Donald Trump
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When the publisher of National Review magazine, Jack Fowler, called and asked me to write 300 words on why I oppose Donald Trump for president of the United States, my first thought was about the derision that was sure to come from Trump supporters. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton, Trump and sexism Commentary: Clinton, Trump and sexism
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
For most of her career, Hillary Clinton suffered for being a feminist. Retaining her last name helped cost her husband the governorship of Arkansas in 1980 (after that, she became a Clinton). [Read More]
Commentary: Crimes against civilization Commentary: Crimes against civilization
3 weeks ago -
The Islamic State abducts, rapes and enslaves women. It massacres Christians and Yazidis. It beheads hostages and puts homosexuals to death. It organizes terrorist operations against civilians in cities like Paris, and its followers continue the work in San Bernardino, Calif., and elsewhere. [Read More]
Commentary: Sarah Palin saves feminism Commentary: Sarah Palin saves feminism
3 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It’s a tough call to figure out which place is more benighted: Hollywood or Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was pulling ahead with all its beheadings and its top cleric’s fatwa on chess as “the work of Satan.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Will it be Trump versus Sanders? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Will it be Trump versus Sanders?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Bed Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate if Trump and Sanders could face off in the general election. [Read More]
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