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Commentary: The power of real reality Commentary: The power of real reality
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
In the world of reality TV, Donald Trump was a king — an unrivaled ruler who loved delivering his signature judgment: “You’re fired!” As a businessman, he dealt largely with people who owed him their jobs, their contracts and their profits. He could cut them down or cut them off. [Read More]
Commentary: Times fight let Trump off hook Commentary: Times fight let Trump off hook
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Now that the horses have left the barn, trotted out the front gate and are galloping headlong down the county road, editors at The New York Times have taken to public bickering about who left the stalls unlatched. [Read More]
Commentary: Pro-lifers are not merely pro-birth Commentary: Pro-lifers are not merely pro-birth
4 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
Thanks to last week’s Women’s March on Washington, which predictably devolved into a pro-abortion rally, and with Friday’s annual March for Life, the debate over “abortion rights” in the U.S. is beginning anew. [Read More]
Commentary: The politics of cowardice Commentary: The politics of cowardice
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This is a column directed at high school and college students. I’m going to try to convey to you how astoundingly different the Republican Party felt when I was your age. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's war on women begins Commentary: Trump's war on women begins
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Should we journalists use the word “lie” to describe President Donald Trump’s most manifest falsehoods? [Read More]
Commentary: Feeling good (so far) Commentary: Feeling good (so far)
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Trump’s critics are finding it difficult to stay focused following a flurry of actions taken by the new American CEO. [Read More]
Commentary: Common goals on issue of jobs Commentary: Common goals on issue of jobs
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
LONDON — I’ve actually been watching the early Trump presidency from London. (I would have gone to the moon, but I couldn’t get a ride.) Even from here I have vertigo. [Read More]
Commentary: 'The return of optimism' Commentary: 'The return of optimism'
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
“It was a Trump speech,” said Beth Lesser, a Donald Trump supporter from Greenville, S.C., after listening to the president’s inaugural address. “He hasn’t changed at all — and I don’t want him to.” [Read More]
Commentary: TPP's dead, but don't bury it yet Commentary: TPP's dead, but don't bury it yet
4 weeks ago -
As he promised repeatedly during the campaign, President Donald Trump formally and permanently withdrew the United States Monday from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. [Read More]
Commentary: Things can only get worse Commentary: Things can only get worse
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If America had a parliamentary system, Donald Trump — who spent his first full day in office having a temper tantrum, railing against accurate reports of small crowds at his inauguration — would already be facing a vote of no confidence. [Read More]
Commentary: Rhetoric and reality Commentary: Rhetoric and reality
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Donald Trump’s inaugural address may not have risen to the rhetorical level of John F. Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan’s critique of government, or even Barack Obama’s in 2009, but the speech set out large goals, many details of which are yet to be revealed. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaigning and governing Commentary: Campaigning and governing
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
In 1976, 10 presidential terms ago, an adviser to then-President-elect Jimmy Carter told him he should keep campaigning forever, even after his inauguration. [Read More]
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