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Commentary: 7 million reasons not to repeal ACA
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So it turns out that millions of people dealt with the Affordable Care Act enrollment cutoff pretty much the way they habitually deal with the April 15 income tax filing deadline: procrastinating until the last minute to ensure maximum stress and standing in line. [Read More]
Commentary: Party all the time
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the last several decades, the United States has adopted a series of campaign finance reform laws. [Read More]
Commentary: The ABCs of school choice
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice (edchoice.org). [Read More]
Commentary: We're not No. 1! We're not No. 1! Commentary: We're not No. 1! We're not No. 1!
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We in the United States grow up celebrating ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s richest nation, the world’s freest and most blessed nation. [Read More]
Commentary: A surrender in the marriage wars? Commentary: A surrender in the marriage wars?
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage, Obama having announced a change of heart six months before the election. [Read More]
Commentary: Millennials open to high-speed rail? Commentary: Millennials open to high-speed rail?
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Two questions: Why doesn’t our nation have more passenger trains? And does the younger generation’s declining interest in driving imply an opening for the expansion of public high-speed rail? [Read More]
Commentary: It's no surprise we can't find missing Malaysian plane Commentary: It's no surprise we can't find missing Malaysian plane
3 weeks ago - - DAVID HELVARG
Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet. [Read More]
Commentary: Follow the money in Ukraine debate Commentary: Follow the money in Ukraine debate
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
If you follow the debates about Ukraine, you can see three trends: those who use the crisis for humor, those who use it to reinforce preconceived views and those trying to figure out if it’s telling us something new about today’s world. [Read More]
Commentary: Much ado about Noah Commentary: Much ado about Noah
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content. That’s progress of a sort. [Read More]
Commentary: Jobs and skills and zombies Commentary: Jobs and skills and zombies
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A few months ago, Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and Marlene Seltzer, the chief executive of Jobs for the Future, published an article in Politico titled “Closing the Skills Gap.” They began portentously: “Today, nearly 11 million Americans are unemployed. ..." [Read More]
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