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Commentary: Weighing Biden's pros and cons Commentary: Weighing Biden's pros and cons
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Will Joe Biden run for president? An answer to that question should come by fall, and meanwhile, Team Biden will be weighing the arguments for and against another campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Republicans can't be serious Commentary: Republicans can't be serious
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This was, according to many commentators, going to be the election cycle Republicans got to show off their “deep bench.” The race for the nomination would include experienced governors like Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, fresh thinkers like Rand Paul, and attractive new players like Marco Rubio. [Read More]
Commentary: One year after her death, remembering my mom Commentary: One year after her death, remembering my mom
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how I would commemorate the first anniversary of my mother’s death on Aug. 8, 2014. I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to adequately convey its significance in my altered life. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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]
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