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Commentary: Bright path in a darkening world Commentary: Bright path in a darkening world
3 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Love is why God created the world.” It seems like quite a claim, especially if you consider the state of the world as viewed through TV news. Into these tumultuous times, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez offers “For Greater Things You Were Born,” a new pastoral letter. [Read More]
Commentary: Safe to eat: Logical labeling for expiration dates Commentary: Safe to eat: Logical labeling for expiration dates
3 weeks ago -
This newspaper is safe to read after the date printed; the news in it just won’t be as timely. Similarly, food is often safe to eat after the date on the package, just less tasty — and it may not even be that. [Read More]
Commentary: Rush to judgement on Attorney General Sessions unfair Commentary: Rush to judgement on Attorney General Sessions unfair
3 weeks ago -
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is at the center of Washington’s scandal-du-jour. The allegation: Sessions lied to Congress about contacts with Russia, which feeds into worries that the Trump campaign was somehow in bed with Vladimir Putin. [Read More]
Commentary: Goodbye spin, hello dishonesty Commentary: Goodbye spin, hello dishonesty
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The latest big buzz is about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. It turns out that he lied during his confirmation hearings, denying that he had met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. In fact, he met twice with the Russian ambassador, who is widely reported to also be a key spymaster. [Read More]
Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump used a gathering of conservative activists to launch yet another missile attack against the news media. Unethical reporters “make up stories and make up sources,” he fumed. “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. [Read More]
Commentary: Trumpism at its best, straight up Commentary: Trumpism at its best, straight up
3 weeks ago -
Donald Trump gave us Trumpism at its best on Tuesday night. And that was useful because it gave us a view of the political movement he represents, without the clownish behavior. [Read More]
Commentary: Are pit bulls friend or weapon? Commentary: Are pit bulls friend or weapon?
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To give you some idea, I once kept eight beagles in my backyard. When my wife complained, I’d tell her to choose which ones needed to go. It was a pure bluff: Some were prize-winning field trial hounds, others house pets. However, they all had eager, loving hearts, and she knew all their names. [Read More]
Commentary: Speech masks unrealistic agenda Commentary: Speech masks unrealistic agenda
3 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
President Trump boasted in his speech to Congress on Tuesday that he’s keeping the many campaign promises he made to voters, beginning with his pledges to boost economic growth and slash regulations on business. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump reinvents himself Commentary: Trump reinvents himself
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
For Republicans who have been concerned that President Trump has not been specific about his policies and about where he wants to take the country, Tuesday night’s address to Congress and the nation was a welcome relief. [Read More]
Commentary: We cannot bomb Ebola Commentary: We cannot bomb Ebola
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Before he became defense secretary, Gen. Jim Mattis once pleaded with Congress to invest more in State Department diplomacy. [Read More]
Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun Commentary: Making of presidential president has begun
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Pay no attention to that unpresidential man tweeting behind the curtain, almost every day, often before sunrise. His pathological defensiveness, juvenile bullying, taunting, name-calling, distorting and outright lying are unworthy of your respect. Believe me. [Read More]
Commentary: Tony Blair's lesson for Trump Commentary: Tony Blair's lesson for Trump
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
It’s too bad Democrats wouldn’t enlist a foreigner to deliver their rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress. They could have just replayed the speech given 11 days earlier by Tony Blair, the former British prime minister. [Read More]
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