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Commentary: Freedom of speech under attack Commentary: Freedom of speech under attack
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
More and more, it seems, intolerance of thought has become a major problem where it should least exist: on the campuses of America’s colleges and universities. [Read More]
Commentary: Can the crazed crusades Commentary: Can the crazed crusades
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The political world is swirling with nutty talk about the imminent demise of the Trump presidency. The I-word, impeachment, and the W-word, Watergate, thread through virtually every conversation. Folks who wouldn’t know a legal tort from a lemon tart solemnly proclaim the president’s guilt. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic terrorism targets the most innocent victims Commentary: Islamic terrorism targets the most innocent victims
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I cannot imagine what the family members felt on 9/11, even though my own brother was in Manhattan when the Twin Towers came down. He emailed to tell us he was safe. [Read More]
Commentary: Holding voters in contempt Commentary: Holding voters in contempt
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
For journalists covering domestic policy, this past week poses some hard choices. Should we focus on the Trump budget’s fraudulence — not only does it invoke $2 trillion in phony savings, it counts them twice — or on its cruelty? [Read More]
Commentary: Record debt, easy money bad recipe for economy Commentary: Record debt, easy money bad recipe for economy
4 weeks ago -
Household debt has reached a new all-time high, and while the data do not indicate an imminent economic collapse, the debt binge cannot endure forever. [Read More]
Commentary: The storm of leaks Commentary: The storm of leaks
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Let’s talk about anonymous leakers, about their frequent dishonor and dishonesty, sometimes their criminality, and about the dangers of news outlets relying on them too extensively and sometimes needing to shut up. [Read More]
Commentary: The four American narratives Commentary: The four American narratives
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
America has always been a divided, sprawling country, but for most of its history it was held together by a unifying national story. As I noted a couple of months ago, it was an Exodus story. [Read More]
Commentary: We've seen this movie before Commentary: We've seen this movie before
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 2000, I interviewed the late Rev. Jerry Falwell on camera in connection with a documentary film of Joe Conason’s and my book, “The Hunting of the President.” [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's hypocrisy hall of fame Commentary: GOP's hypocrisy hall of fame
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We certainly don’t want leading Republicans to tumble into hypocrisy, so let’s refresh their memories. [Read More]
Commentary: Squealing and healing at Capitol Commentary: Squealing and healing at Capitol
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
On Election Night 2014, a former lieutenant colonel who commanded Iowa’s National Guard truck convoys in Iraq and Kuwait jubilantly claimed victory as the first female military combat veteran ever elected to the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: Saudi Arabia's duplicity Commentary: Saudi Arabia's duplicity
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Trusting Saudi Arabia to combat terrorists and extremists is akin to forging an alliance with the Ku Klux Klan to combat racism and anti-Semitism. [Read More]
Commentary: The alienated mind Commentary: The alienated mind
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. [Read More]
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