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Commentary: Coming political realignment Commentary: Coming political realignment
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump has done something politically smart and substantively revolutionary. He is a Republican presidential candidate running against free trade and, effectively, free markets. [Read More]
Commentary: We are to blame for polarization Commentary: We are to blame for polarization
4 weeks ago -
Gun control, abortion, fracking, climate change, immigration, school vouchers, health care — the list of issues that Americans are at one another’s throats about seems endless. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaign conversion? Commentary: Campaign conversion?
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Following a meeting between a group of evangelical leaders and Donald Trump last week, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, said Trump had recently come “to accept a relationship with Christ.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall' Commentary: Trump might topple 'blue wall'
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It’s been exactly one year since Donald Trump convulsed America’s political pros and punditocracy in howls of hilarity with his vow to build his Trump wall across our southern border and somehow make Mexico pay for it. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Are we really that angry? COMMENTARY: Are we really that angry?
4 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat). [Read More]
Commentary: You break it, you own it Commentary: You break it, you own it
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The British vote by a narrow majority to leave the European Union is not the end of the world — but it does show us how we can get there. [Read More]
Commentary: The substance in Trump speech Commentary: The substance in Trump speech
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Most coverage of Donald Trump’s recent speech in New York focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: The power of reading for pleasure Commentary: The power of reading for pleasure
4 weeks ago -
As a professor of literature, I have noted a trend that helps explain the decline of the humanities as an object of reverence in this country: Students are less prone to read for pleasure than they used to be. [Read More]
Commentary: Britain to EU: Good riddance Commentary: Britain to EU: Good riddance
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Maybe it was those college courses on the history of Europe that soured me on the idea of a united continent. How could a conglomeration of nation states noted for invading each other, pillaging and warring against each other form a union? [Read More]
Commentary: Law should look the other way Commentary: Law should look the other way
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Some things are illegal. And some things are just plain wrong. [Read More]
Commentary: An unhappy FAA landing Commentary: An unhappy FAA landing
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
The Federal Aviation Administration does something excellent and then it turns on itself, on responsibility, on honesty, on fairness, on passenger service, maybe even on safety in the air. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Stopping domestic terrorism Red-Blue America: Stopping domestic terrorism
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate how best to prevent so-called lone wolf terrorist attacks. [Read More]
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