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Commentary: What religion would Jesus be? Commentary: What religion would Jesus be?
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One puzzle of the world is that religions often don’t resemble their founders. [Read More]
Commentary: The EU's taxing problem Commentary: The EU's taxing problem
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. If you tax income at too high a rate, corporations will look elsewhere for relief. [Read More]
Commentary: A QB’s protest Commentary: A QB’s protest
3 weeks ago -
An NFL quarterback’s recent sideline protest is a reminder that for all of the beauty of the principles enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the exercise of them in real life can often be offensive. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary’s health Commentary: Hillary’s health
3 weeks ago -
Eight years ago, at a campaign town hall meeting in Minnesota, a woman told Republican nominee John McCain that she was troubled by the prospect of a Barack Obama presidency. [Read More]
Commentary: Black lead matters Commentary: Black lead matters
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Donald Trump is still claiming that “inner-city crime is reaching record levels,” promising to save African-Americans from the “slaughter.” In fact, this urban apocalypse is a figment of his imagination. [Read More]
Commentary: Presidential candidates failing the trade test Commentary: Presidential candidates failing the trade test
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Free trade strongly boosts the American economy. With only 5 percent of the world’s population, we depend heavily on foreign countries to buy our products and services. Domestic industries and individual families benefit from low-cost raw materials and consumer goods imported from abroad. [Read More]
Commentary: My emails from Russian stooges Commentary: My emails from Russian stooges
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Let’s see now: One presidential candidate’s campaign director resigns after being outed as a Russian stooge. The other candidate meets with a Nobel Prize-winning economist who once donated to her husband’s charity. [Read More]
Commentary: Some things to worry about Commentary: Some things to worry about
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Time magazine has signed up with the hunky-dory crowd. It says in an article that “politically motivated hyperbole” has led to a sense that “America is in a state of irreversible decline” and then gives us “five facts” showing us things aren’t so bad. [Read More]
Commentary: Identity politics run amok Commentary: Identity politics run amok
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Once, I seem to recall, we had philosophical and ideological differences. Once, politics was a debate between liberals and conservatives, between different views of government, different views on values and America’s role in the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can’t spend an hour watching your favorite news screen these days without being assaulted by a panel of Washington political spinners and my media colleagues battling, simultaneously and thus incomprehensibly, at top decibel and warp speed. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Loyalty oaths have been tried in the past, but eventually were struck down by the courts as either too vague, or an unconstitutional violation of free speech. [Read More]
Commentary: Pariahs for Trump Commentary: Pariahs for Trump
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
To read newspapers like The New York Times, you might think that almost nobody has endorsed Donald Trump. [Read More]
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