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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
3 weeks ago -
• EDITOR’S NOTE:The following editorial appeared in The New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897, and is a perennial Christmas favorite. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and the hacking probe Commentary: Trump and the hacking probe
3 weeks ago -
To their credit, prominent Republicans in Congress — led by Sen. John McCain of Arizona — are refusing to join President-elect Donald Trump in dismissing concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: The United States isn't Russia Commentary: The United States isn't Russia
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If Vladimir Putin gave a damn about American public opinion, he’d encourage Donald Trump to make at least a symbolic gesture to prove he’s not the Russian strongman’s vassal. So far, there’s no sign either party to their oddly one-sided alliance feels the need. [Read More]
Commentary: The familiarity of Christmas Commentary: The familiarity of Christmas
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt. Not if it’s a familiarity with Christmas. [Read More]
Commentary: The lessons of 'A Christmas Carol' Commentary: The lessons of 'A Christmas Carol'
4 weeks ago -
As holidays go, Christmas is a modern anomaly. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Normalizing' Donald Trump Commentary: 'Normalizing' Donald Trump
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
President-elect Donald Trump is being normalized before our eyes. [Read More]
Commentary: The art of a deal with Putin Commentary: The art of a deal with Putin
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This is one of those rare moments when it is imperative that President-elect Donald Trump not wait until Inauguration Day but act now to potentially save lives in Syria, Ukraine and maybe elsewhere. [Read More]
Commentary: Why tree became symbol of season Commentary: Why tree became symbol of season
4 weeks ago -
Some holiday traditions are easy to understand: A feast on Thanksgiving to recall our Pilgrim forebears. Fireworks on the Fourth of July to express exuberant pride. Flags on Memorial Day to honor Americans who died in wars. [Read More]
Commentary: How republics end Commentary: How republics end
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many people are reacting to rise of Trumpism and nativist movements in Europe by reading history — specifically, the history of the 1930s. [Read More]
Commentary: Russian hacking fight to persist Commentary: Russian hacking fight to persist
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to finish a review of allegations of Russian election hacking by the time Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. Don’t look for the report to settle anything. [Read More]
Commentary: Aleppo's tragic, unsurprising fall Commentary: Aleppo's tragic, unsurprising fall
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The slaughter of civilians in Aleppo last week may have shocked the conscience of the world, but no one should have been surprised. Syria’s Assad regime has always treated opponents savagely, and its assault on Aleppo, once the country’s largest city, has been coming for a long time. [Read More]
Commentary: The search for hope and humility Commentary: The search for hope and humility
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., once said that, “Those who travel the high road of humility will not be troubled by heavy traffic.” [Read More]
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