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Commentary: Obama gets tough with Russia Commentary: Obama gets tough with Russia
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Despite sloppy reporting that repeatedly said otherwise, often accompanied by Page 1 headlines, Donald Trump never called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. [Read More]
Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part Two Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part Two
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every December I read hundreds of long-form essays to select the Sidney Awards, and every year I regret that I spend so much of the other 11 months reading online trivia. Then, every January, I revert to Twitter. [Read More]
Commentary: Facebook or Fakebook? Commentary: Facebook or Fakebook?
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
How can Facebook become a more reliable source of information while not shutting down the vitality of the web or shutting out voices that deserve to be heard? [Read More]
Commentary: Snatching away health care Commentary: Snatching away health care
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If James Comey, the FBI director, hadn’t tipped the scales in the campaign’s final days with that grotesquely misleading letter, right now an incoming Clinton administration would be celebrating some very good news. [Read More]
Commentary: Keep searching for the truth amid media bashing Commentary: Keep searching for the truth amid media bashing
2 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
I was right in July, but oh, so wrong in November. In July, I wrote an amazingly intelligent column explaining how Donald Trump, then dismissed as an erratic underdog, could win the presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Huge jump in defense spending in offing Commentary: Huge jump in defense spending in offing
2 weeks ago -
On Dec. 22, President-elect Donald Trump startled the worldwide community of arms-control experts with a message on Twitter. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let your great ideas get away Commentary: Don't let your great ideas get away
2 weeks ago -
Here’s the one thing you need to do in 2017: You need to write everything down. Write down the great ideas you have in the middle of the night. [Read More]
Commentary: 2016 Sidney Awards, Part I Commentary: 2016 Sidney Awards, Part I
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Perry Link once noticed that Chinese writers use more verbs in their sentences whereas English writers use more nouns. [Read More]
Commentary: Happy New Year ... or not Commentary: Happy New Year ... or not
2 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Optimism and hope are for fools, some think, even as we know that without them, too little is tried and too little improves. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump tweets go nuclear Commentary: Trump tweets go nuclear
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Now that the presidential election is over, will it ever really end? Not if Donald J. Trump and the cable news networks get their way. [Read More]
Commentary: Bibi makes Trump a chump Commentary: Bibi makes Trump a chump
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: Barack Obama and John Kerry admire and want to preserve Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the Land of Israel. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama to Israel: Drop dead Commentary: Obama to Israel: Drop dead
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
A headline that would become famous appeared in the New York Daily News in October 1975 after then-President Gerald Ford denied federal assistance to spare the city from bankruptcy. It read: “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” President Obama has told Israel much the same. [Read More]
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