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Commentary: Triumph of the unthinking Commentary: Triumph of the unthinking
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
“Words,” wrote John Maynard Keynes, “ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.” I’ve always loved that quote, and have tried to apply it to my own writing. But I have to admit that in the long slump that followed the 2008 financial crisis — a slum [Read More]
Commentary: The terrorists among us Commentary: The terrorists among us
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, Texas, in which two terrorists were shot dead after trying to kill people attending a “draw the Prophet Muhammad” contest. [Read More]
Commentary: Our biased brains Commentary: Our biased brains
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
To better understand the roots of racial division in America, think about this: The human brain seems to be wired so that it categorizes people by race in the first one-fifth of a second after seeing a face. [Read More]
Commentary: Cheney helps put Clinton in perspective Commentary: Cheney helps put Clinton in perspective
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Common sense tells us — and national security sense implores us — that we must find a way of measuring the significance of a years-old tale about Hillary Clinton that resurfaced anew in a conservative author’s book and on the front page of The New York Times. [Read More]
Commentary: Mom's intentions good, actions not Commentary: Mom's intentions good, actions not
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Credit Toya Graham with good intentions in the face of a tough parenting challenge. She’s the Baltimore single mom who snatched her 16-year-old son, Michael, by his hoodie out of a crowd of rioters last week. [Read More]
Commentary: Policing the thugs of all stripes Commentary: Policing the thugs of all stripes
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
A thug by any other name, like a rose, is still a thug. Thugs come in all hues — white, brown, black and in between. They even come in police uniforms. Thugs can be found everywhere. [Read More]
Commentary: Carson needs to run a real race Commentary: Carson needs to run a real race
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Ben Carson declared his presidential candidacy in Detroit Monday. Not a minute too soon. [Read More]
Commentary: Germans' destiny is green superpower Commentary: Germans' destiny is green superpower
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
BERLIN — A week at the American Academy in Berlin leaves me with two contradictory feelings: One is that Germany today deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, and the other is that Germany tomorrow will have to overcome its deeply ingrained post-World War II pacifism. [Read More]
Commentary: How dreams can paralyze graduates
3 weeks ago -
When I was in sixth grade, I had one goal: to be on Broadway. By eighth grade, I wanted to be a teacher. The following years brought fantasies of being a baker, journalist, environmental crusader, crayon color-namer, taste tester, photographer and rock band drummer. [Read More]
Commentary: Race, class and neglect Commentary: Race, class and neglect
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Every time you’re tempted to say that America is moving forward on race — that prejudice is no longer as important as it used to be — along comes an atrocity to puncture your complacency. [Read More]
Commentary: A lesson from unruly Britannia Commentary: A lesson from unruly Britannia
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
LONDON — They called it “Question Time,” borrowing the term from the prime minister’s weekly appearance in the House of Commons, but this was surprisingly and refreshingly different. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective? Red-Blue America: Is peaceful protest still effective?
3 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Riots broke out again last week, this time in Baltimore, where protesters spent several days peacefully demonstrating against the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man who died in police custody. [Read More]
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