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Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage? Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether "religious freedom" laws serve to protect religious minorities, legalize discrimination or both. [Read More]
Commentary: The trader who donates half his pay Commentary: The trader who donates half his pay
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Matt Wage was a brilliant, earnest student at Princeton University, a star of the classroom and a deep thinker about his own ethical obligations to the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons from persecuted Christians Commentary: Lessons from persecuted Christians
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
Every presidential candidate should meet persecuted Christians. As a political firestorm broke loose just before Easter in and around Indiana, it quickly became clear that our society has lost the ability to talk about religious liberty. [Read More]
Commentary: It's still hate and bigotry Commentary: It's still hate and bigotry
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The real story out of Indiana is not that the Legislature passed, and the governor signed, a pernicious law that could sanction discrimination against gays. The real story is the furious backlash around the country that the measure provoked. [Read More]
Commentary: Power and paychecks Commentary: Power and paychecks
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Wednesday, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced that it would give workers a raise. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
2 weeks ago -
Short-changing defense would be a misguided approach by budget makers in Washington, D.C. The U.S. is facing too many threats abroad, especially from groups such as the Islamic State, which, in turn, have created a legitimate increase in concern toward domestic threats. [Read More]
Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty' Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty'
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. [Read More]
Commentary: Birth of an institution in Boston Commentary: Birth of an institution in Boston
2 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Do think tanks really think? It’s not that these organizations — mostly centered in Washington, D.C., but also scattered across the country — don’t harbor some fine minds among their scholars and fellows, but the problem is we know what they think — and have often known for a long time. [Read More]
Commentary: On conquering fear Commentary: On conquering fear
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Everybody is afraid sometimes, and, at those moments, it doesn’t really help to say, “Suck it up and get over it!” So it would be nice if there were subtler strategies and techniques to conquer fear. [Read More]
Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don’t serve pork? [Read More]
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