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Commentary: Cats tame people, not vice versa Commentary: Cats tame people, not vice versa
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As one who has rarely owned fewer than a half-dozen dogs and cats, people who don’t like pets make me uneasy. Often it’s about control issues. The sheer otherness of domestic animals offends their self-importance. [Read More]
Commentary: Building attention span Commentary: Building attention span
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re like most of us, you’re wondering what the Internet is doing to your attention span. [Read More]
Commentary: They hate us, but who cares? Commentary: They hate us, but who cares?
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In her 1985 speech after receiving the best actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” [Read More]
Commentary: Carter's legacy and a rabbit Commentary: Carter's legacy and a rabbit
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Quiz time: Which American president was attacked by a “killer rabbit”? It was Jimmy Carter, although the incident says more about the news media than it does about Carter. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Pennsylvania death penalty lingers on
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Today it's pensions, liquor privatization and educational funding. These white-hot issues pervade the policy debate in Pennsylvania, sucking so much political oxygen out of the air that other issues seem virtually invisible. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore funding to treat addiction AS I SEE IT: Restore funding to treat addiction
3 weeks ago -
Last month, a report from the Pennsylvania Coroners Association showed that at least seven Pennsylvanians are dying every day from drug overdoses. The number of deaths from drug overdoses now surpasses car accident-related deaths in Pennsylvania and 35 other states. [Read More]
Commentary: Vacationing at presidential libraries Commentary: Vacationing at presidential libraries
3 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Should summer travel take you to Iowa, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Georgia, Texas or Arkansas, why not plan a visit to a presidential library? [Read More]
Commentary: Return to evangelicals' core beliefs Commentary: Return to evangelicals' core beliefs
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the matter of the “culture wars,” evangelical Christians are asking, “what do we do now?” The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down state laws reserving marriage for heterosexual couples. [Read More]
Commentary: The courage of small things Commentary: The courage of small things
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I thought I knew the basic life story of my friend Clemantine Wamariya. She was born in Rwanda 27 years ago. When she was 6 — though she didn’t understand it — the genocide began and her world started shrinking. [Read More]
Commentary: Pride or shame in Confederacy? Commentary: Pride or shame in Confederacy?
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Should we feel proud of our rebellious Confederate ancestors? Or should we be embarrassed by them? [Read More]
Commentary: Will slippery slope follow flag battle? Commentary: Will slippery slope follow flag battle?
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Some conservatives have seen efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse in Columbia, S.C., and also from other public places around the South, as the beginning of a slippery slope in which roads and landmarks named after Confederate figures are changed and more changes follow. [Read More]
Commentary: Ending Greece's bleeding Commentary: Ending Greece's bleeding
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief. [Read More]
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