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Commentary: Give Iran nuclear deal a chance Commentary: Give Iran nuclear deal a chance
2 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Good news out of the Middle East is rare, indeed, so we should savor and celebrate for a moment the agreement reached on Thursday to flesh out a framework that has a chance of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Now comes the hard part. [Read More]
Commentary: Want presidency? Win Philly suburbs Commentary: Want presidency? Win Philly suburbs
3 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Dear Jeb Bush: Greetings from Montgomery County, Pa., one of the few remaining swing areas in American presidential politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Devilish details to follow on Iran Commentary: Devilish details to follow on Iran
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more appropriate. [Read More]
Commentary: Economics and elections Commentary: Economics and elections
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Britain’s economic performance since the financial crisis struck has been startlingly bad. A tentative recovery began in 2009, but it stalled in 2010. Although growth resumed in 2013, real income per capita is only now reaching its level on the eve of the crisis — which means that Britain has ha [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage? Red-Blue America: Protection from gay marriage?
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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]
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