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Commentary: Facts: Enemies of the People Commentary: Facts: Enemies of the People
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The U.S. economy added 10.3 million jobs during President Barack Obama’s second term, or 214,000 a month. This brought the official unemployment rate below 5 percent, and a number of indicators suggested that by late last year we were fairly close to full employment. [Read More]
Commentary: Women, you are not victims Commentary: Women, you are not victims
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
We had A Day Without Immigrants, designed to teach us how to appreciate immigrants. We had A Day Without Women, designed to teach us how to appreciate women (which will translate into a lot of toilet seats left up across the country). [Read More]
Commentary: Time to defend free speech Commentary: Time to defend free speech
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Charles Murray, someone who makes his living by thinking and appreciates its grandeur as a guiding force, recently had a firsthand encounter with a mob of college students insisting instead that fury should rule the day. [Read More]
Commentary: We have an obligation to welcome the stranger Commentary: We have an obligation to welcome the stranger
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump has revised his travel ban on immigrants and refugees and tacitly admitted that three federal courts were correct. The part of his initial order that blocked immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries was unconstitutional. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to say farewell to Obamacare Commentary: Time to say farewell to Obamacare
3 weeks ago -
It’s about time. [Read More]
Commentary: A bill so bad it's awesome Commentary: A bill so bad it's awesome
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It has long been obvious to anyone following health policy that Republicans would never devise a workable replacement for Obamacare. But the bill unveiled this week is worse than even the cynics expected; its awfulness is almost surreal. [Read More]
Commentary: Women must reject faux feminism Commentary: Women must reject faux feminism
3 weeks ago -
Organizers of January’s Women’s March on Washington made a concerted effort to target college-aged women with their messaging — and with good reason. While only 23 percent of American women identify as feminists, 47 percent of millennial women do. [Read More]
Commentary: Hate is easy when we don't listen Commentary: Hate is easy when we don't listen
3 weeks ago -
A friend of mine came to visit last weekend. Geography, work and family life mean we no longer have much time to talk, but fortunately, the clich← that we can “pick up right where we left off” aptly applies to our decade-long friendship. [Read More]
Commentary: Romantic regimes guide lives Commentary: Romantic regimes guide lives
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Polina Aronson spent her first 16 years in Russia. There, people tend to regard love as a sort of divine madness that descends from the heavens. [Read More]
Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump? Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump?
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
You know, along with having the impulse control of a 7-year-old boy, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Donald J. Trump just ain’t real smart. He’s a cunning self-promoter, but dim. He did manage to go bankrupt in the casino business, you know. That’s really hard to do. [Read More]
Commentary: Connecting the dots to Russia Commentary: Connecting the dots to Russia
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I enjoyed the show “House of Cards” but always felt that it went a bit too far, that its plot wasn’t plausible. After seven weeks of President Donald Trump, I owe “House of Cards” an apology. Nothing seems impossible any more. [Read More]
Commentary: Collusion with Russia? No evidence Commentary: Collusion with Russia? No evidence
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
He jumped off the cliff again, or, to be literal about it, he tweeted again. President Donald Trump came up with this thing about President Barack Obama spying on him seemingly based on nothing at all, as headlines reminded us. [Read More]
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