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Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time? Commentary: Vacation time, decision time - Biden time?
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You are vacationing with your family on South Carolina’s beautiful Kiawah Island in this summer of what has been a very sad year. You have a very big decision to make, and this week, it seems to have gotten even bigger. [Read More]
Commentary: Bungling Beijing's stock markets Commentary: Bungling Beijing's stock markets
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation’s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional socialist rhetoric seriously. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump followers may not get it Commentary: Trump followers may not get it
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Donald Trump’s great virtue is that he supposedly says what he thinks. His great problem is that he doesn’t think. [Read More]
Commentary: The sugar problem
3 weeks ago -
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shifting its obesity focus from fat to sugar, as it should. Recent studies have provided evidence of how overconsumption of sugar, often through sodas and energy drinks, has contributed to the rise of weight-related health problems among Americans. [Read More]
Commentary: Little has changed on anniversary Commentary: Little has changed on anniversary
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To establish my credentials, here’s an insignificant event that happened to my wife and me a bit before last year’s tragedy in Ferguson, Mo. We’d taken our daily three-mile walk with the dogs along our gravel road where encountering three vehicles is a busy day. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton seeks another subsidy Commentary: Clinton seeks another subsidy
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
If elected president, Hillary Clinton has promised to spend $350 billion to make college “more affordable.” The U.S. already has an $18 trillion debt (and growing by the day), but Clinton wants to add to it. [Read More]
Commentary: Mr. Obama, try these arguments Commentary: Mr. Obama, try these arguments
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
It would be a catastrophe for American influence in the world if Congress killed the Iranian nuclear deal. Perhaps because the stakes are so high, the debate has become poisonous. Critics are (ludicrously) accusing President Obama of appealing to anti-Semitic tropes. [Read More]
Commentary: Three Israeli views on Iran nuke deal Commentary: Three Israeli views on Iran nuke deal
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
With the U.S. and Israel openly arguing over the Iran nuclear deal, I’ve asked myself this: How would I look at this deal if I were an Israeli grocer, an Israeli general or the Israeli prime minister? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP hopefuls shine at Redstate Commentary: GOP hopefuls shine at Redstate
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
ATLANTA — It’s likely the Donald Trump melodrama is the only news you’ve heard from the RedState Gathering of conservatives in Atlanta. But something unusual happened here, and it had nothing to do with Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Football decision tough for parents Commentary: Football decision tough for parents
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
My nephew, a responsible, sweet-natured young father, reports that his son, 12, will be trying out for his school’s football team this fall. [Read More]
Commentary: Fox debate unfair and unbalanced? Commentary: Fox debate unfair and unbalanced?
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Twenty-four million people tuned in to watch the first prime-time debate among 10 Republican presidential candidates. What were they expecting, a love-in? [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's failure to fail Commentary: Obama's failure to fail
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
What did the men who would be president talk about during last week’s prime-time Republican debate? Well, there were 19 references to God, while the economy rated only 10 mentions. [Read More]
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