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Commentary: Some things to worry about Commentary: Some things to worry about
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Time magazine has signed up with the hunky-dory crowd. It says in an article that “politically motivated hyperbole” has led to a sense that “America is in a state of irreversible decline” and then gives us “five facts” showing us things aren’t so bad. [Read More]
Commentary: Identity politics run amok Commentary: Identity politics run amok
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Once, I seem to recall, we had philosophical and ideological differences. Once, politics was a debate between liberals and conservatives, between different views of government, different views on values and America’s role in the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal Commentary: Foundation tawdry, but not illegal
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
You can’t spend an hour watching your favorite news screen these days without being assaulted by a panel of Washington political spinners and my media colleagues battling, simultaneously and thus incomprehensibly, at top decibel and warp speed. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America Commentary: Trump calls for oath to America
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Loyalty oaths have been tried in the past, but eventually were struck down by the courts as either too vague, or an unconstitutional violation of free speech. [Read More]
Commentary: Pariahs for Trump Commentary: Pariahs for Trump
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
To read newspapers like The New York Times, you might think that almost nobody has endorsed Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise Commentary: Win, lose, but no compromise
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Anyone who says it doesn’t matter whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins this election needs their head examined. The damage that Trump could do to our nation with his blend of intellectual laziness, towering policy ignorance and reckless impulsiveness is in a league of its own. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton BleachBits her past Commentary: Clinton BleachBits her past
4 weeks ago -
While Hillary Clinton was preparing to deliver a big speech portraying Donald Trump as a racist, a figure from Clinton’s recent unhappy past — Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi — added a new word to the 25-year vocabulary of Clinton scandals: BleachBit. [Read More]
Commentary: We could do worse than Obama Commentary: We could do worse than Obama
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
For many of the college freshmen who will be assembling in my classes for the first time this week, Obama has been president for nearly half of the time they’ve been alive. [Read More]
Commentary: States of cruelty Commentary: States of cruelty
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Something terrible has happened to pregnant women in Texas: Their mortality rate has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to rates in places like Russia or Ukraine. [Read More]
Commentary: Where there's smoke there's fire Commentary: Where there's smoke there's fire
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: An 'appearance' of conflict Commentary: An 'appearance' of conflict
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The first thing you need to know about the Clinton Foundation is that it’s not, contrary to what Donald Trump said last week, “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” It’s not even close. [Read More]
Commentary: Private prisons bad deal for feds Commentary: Private prisons bad deal for feds
4 weeks ago -
It’s no secret that private prisons are more poorly run and more dangerous than government-run correctional facilities. [Read More]
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