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Commentary: How to shut up disliked opinions Commentary: How to shut up disliked opinions
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Listen to what they say, look at what they do, and you will soon enough find public officials in this land whose ideology is progressive, whose regard for free speech is scant and whose willingness to indulge in tyrannies is plentiful. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Not every fundamentalist is a right-winger. Crackpot utopianism and black-and-white thinking infect all social, political and religious movements. [Read More]
Commentary: Two cheers for capitalism Commentary: Two cheers for capitalism
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We are clearly heading toward another great debate about the nature of capitalism. Contemporary capitalism’s critics are becoming both bolder and more intellectually rigorous. Protests and discussions are sprouting up all over the place. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy
4 weeks ago -
As most Pennsylvanians know, we are producing more natural gas than all but one other state, thanks to the prolific supplies of gas in the Marcellus and other formations. [Read More]
Commentary: Debates vs. debates Commentary: Debates vs. debates
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard. [Read More]
Commentary: Naysayers wrong about Iran deal Commentary: Naysayers wrong about Iran deal
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama is using his nuclear deal to “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Mitt Romney describes it as a “generational calamity.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It isn’t hard to figure out what’s driving the so-called Donald Trump phenomenon that just prompted one-quarter of America’s likely Republican voters to say in a poll he’s the one they want to be our commander in chief. [Read More]
Commentary: Nuke deal buys time for other options Commentary: Nuke deal buys time for other options
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Note how much the Middle East has changed in the last decade, and then consider the difficulty of predicting how it will look in 10 to 15 years, the rough time frame for the nuclear accord recently negotiated with Iran. [Read More]
Commentary: Earth to Kepler-452b Commentary: Earth to Kepler-452b
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. [Read More]
Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979 Commentary: For the Mideast, it's still 1979
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I started my career as a foreign correspondent in Beirut in 1979. I didn’t know it at the time, but 1979 turned out to be one of the great vintage years for foreign news — particularly from the Middle East. It set in motion the most important dynamics still shaping that region today. [Read More]
Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case Commentary: Plenty of blame in Bland's case
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
One would hope that it is possible for a white policeman and a black citizen to come into contact in a routine traffic stop without it becoming a matter of race and ending badly. But maybe not. [Read More]
Commentary: Zombies against Medicare Commentary: Zombies against Medicare
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. [Read More]
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