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Commentary: Trying to make history -- again Commentary: Trying to make history -- again
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — If Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman president, she’ll have to do it with the votes of fellow females, particularly younger white women. [Read More]
Commentary: Lone Star stumble Commentary: Lone Star stumble
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Remember the Texas economic miracle? In 2012, it was one of the three main arguments from then-Gov. Rick Perry about why he should be president, along with his strong support from the religious right and something else I can’t remember (sorry, couldn’t help myself). [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
4 weeks ago -
The vaccination debate has reached fever pitch. Legislation has passed in the state Senate that would do away with the “personal belief exemption” that allows parents in California to refuse to vaccinate their children. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's real foe in primaries Commentary: Hillary's real foe in primaries
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In a sane world, the 2016 presidential election campaign would begin about this time next year. However, the political infotainment wing of our esteemed national news media seems intent upon pushing the contest ever earlier — whether voters like it or not. [Read More]
Commentary: The separation strategy on Iraq Commentary: The separation strategy on Iraq
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 2006, Joe Biden, Les Gelb and many others proposed plans to decentralize power in Iraq. Biden, then a U.S. senator from Delaware, Gelb and others recognized that Iraqi society was fracturing into sectarian blocs. [Read More]
Commentary: Chemicals in your popcorn? Commentary: Chemicals in your popcorn?
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
What do a pizza box, a polar bear and you have in common? All carry a kind of industrial toxicant called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, that do two things: They make life convenient, and they also appear to increase the risk of cancer. [Read More]
Commentary: The Wright stuff Commentary: The Wright stuff
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
I was not surprised to see historian David McCullough’s latest book rocket to the top position on The New York Times Best Sellers list. [Read More]
Commentary: A GOP leader's vow comes full circle Commentary: A GOP leader's vow comes full circle
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell entered his powerful new job as the voice of reason and reassurance. He just didn’t want Americans to think a Republican-run Washington would be “scary.” That’s all. [Read More]
Commentary: Planting seeds in Baltimore Commentary: Planting seeds in Baltimore
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
On a warm Saturday in late May 2008, my wife, Ann, talked me into going to an auditorium in Baltimore to watch a lottery. It was no ordinary lottery. Numbered balls were cranked out of a bingo machine, and the winners got a ticket to a better life. [Read More]
Commentary: Listen to the bees: They're in distress Commentary: Listen to the bees: They're in distress
4 weeks ago -
When you see a bee, do you flinch? Or do you marvel at one of nature’s most ingenious and valuable creatures? [Read More]
Commentary: Would Hillary as president adhere to law? Commentary: Would Hillary as president adhere to law?
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Last year, before Hillary Clinton’s secret email system became publicly known, Congress passed a law to keep presidents from trying the same trick. If Clinton wins the White House, the law could well be put to the test. [Read More]
Commentary: That 1914 feeling Commentary: That 1914 feeling
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
American officials are generally cautious about intervening in European policy debates. The European Union is, after all, an economic superpower in its own right. [Read More]
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