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Commentary: Behind American oligarchy
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Let’s put it this way: If the Koch Brothers were Russians, we’d call them oligarchs: grasping barbarians exercising crude political power. [Read More]
Commentary: The republic of fear
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re reading this, you are probably not buffeted by daily waves of physical terror. [Read More]
Commentary: Mysteries about Flight MH370 linger
3 weeks ago -
One part of the mystery solved, another continues to build. [Read More]
Commentary: God and Caesar (again) Commentary: God and Caesar (again)
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When considering what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God, what happens when the federal government seeks to replace God by defining “church” and when life begins to have value, the latter having been done in Roe vs. Wade and subsequent court rulings? [Read More]
Commentary: A nation of takers? Commentary: A nation of takers?
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In the debate about poverty, critics argue that government assistance saps initiative and is unaffordable. After exploring the issue, I must concede that the critics have a point. Here are five public welfare programs that are wasteful and turning us into a nation of “takers.” [Read More]
Commentary: Living Hollywood's eco-agenda Commentary: Living Hollywood's eco-agenda
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
I visited Lousiana recently to do some reporting on Sen. Mary Landrieu’s bid to win a fourth term in a tough political year. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin and the laws of gravity Commentary: Putin and the laws of gravity
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
One thing I learned covering the Middle East for many years is that there is “the morning after” and there is “the morning after the morning after.” Never confuse the two. [Read More]
Commentary: If West could talk to Russia's people Commentary: If West could talk to Russia's people
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This week, the leaders of the world’s seven largest industrial economies did a relatively easy thing. And it made them feel pretty good about themselves. [Read More]
Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The verdicts are in and only one thing seems certain. No one in the two sensational military sexual assault cases is innocent — not the general or his woman scorned nor the Naval Academy midshipman and his once reluctant accuser nor for that matter the woeful system that prosecuted the whole mess. [Read More]
Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At a time when many students still see college as their best hope for a rewarding career, higher education has become more expensive, far outpacing the steady increase in the cost of living. [Read More]
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