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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
3 weeks ago -
The U.S. Navy might want to re-emphasize, verbally and otherwise, the importance of its personnel complying with its ban on cellphones aboard military vessels. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's role as supervillain Commentary: Trump's role as supervillain
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 1957, when Donald Trump and I were both in middle school, I used to have this running argument with my grandfather, Bill Connors. [Read More]
Commentary: Three U.S. losses -- Vietnam, Iraq, Iran Commentary: Three U.S. losses -- Vietnam, Iraq, Iran
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The purpose of war, military or economic, is to get your enemy to do something it would rather not do. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama strikes out with climate plan Commentary: Obama strikes out with climate plan
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama has a new plan to fight global warming, and science is on his side, isn’t it? No, not exactly. But wait, calculations show the economy will benefit, don’t they? No, not even close. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary has become Unhappy Warrior Commentary: Hillary has become Unhappy Warrior
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Hubert Humphrey, the Democrats’ 1968 presidential nominee, was called the “Happy Warrior.” A generation earlier, a young Franklin D. Roosevelt famously applied the same label to Al Smith, the party’s 1928 presidential nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama keeps carbon promises Commentary: Obama keeps carbon promises
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama said: “If somebody wants to build a coal power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” He added that under his now defeated cap and trade bill, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” [Read More]
Commentary: Making life harder for pimps Commentary: Making life harder for pimps
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In the long struggle against sex trafficking, we finally have a breakthrough! It didn’t come from Congress; rather, it came from credit card companies. [Read More]
Commentary: Cecil the lion vs. Walter the dentist Commentary: Cecil the lion vs. Walter the dentist
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The unseemly saga of Cecil the lion versus Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist, reminds me of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece on big-game trophy hunting, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.” It’s readily available online. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Leaving Pennsylvania to run for president POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Leaving Pennsylvania to run for president
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s a mystery! How does a state long a political colossus in presidential politics fail so dismally, election after election, to produce presidential aspirants? [Read More]
Commentary: No Trump may help GOP 'kids' Commentary: No Trump may help GOP 'kids'
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Some political insiders have dismissed the upcoming debate for second-tier Republican presidential candidates as the “kids’ table” debate. But for the low-ranking hopefuls who take part, the kids’ debate might turn out to be a big opportunity. [Read More]
Commentary: What is Trump's exit strategy? Commentary: What is Trump's exit strategy?
4 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Full disclosure: I never thought Donald Trump would formally declare his candidacy. Nor did I think he would make the required financial disclosure. And I was sure his asinine comments about John McCain would cause his numbers to tank. [Read More]
Commentary: Another British invasion Commentary: Another British invasion
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When music fans think of the British Invasion, they are referring to ’60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. [Read More]
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