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Commentary: Tallying the cost of closing Gitmo Commentary: Tallying the cost of closing Gitmo
4 weeks ago -
Fresh off his decision to commute the sentences of 61 more drug dealers in federal prison, sending them back to city streets, President Obama will also be responsible for transferring a dozen more Guantanamo Bay prisoners over the next several weeks. [Read More]
Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus Commentary: The Lincoln Caucus
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The Republican presidential campaign just changed. Until now this has been a candidate-centric process. All the different candidates were competing to get a majority of delegates to the GOP convention. But now it’s likely no candidate will get that majority on the first ballot. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton Commentary: 'Scandals' won't defeat Clinton
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Fearless prediction: No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly Commentary: Sanders to rescue? Not exactly
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
They’ve never made movies like this. In most cinematic adventures when the innocents are in peril from villains, it’s not other villains who ride to the rescue. It’s the good guys. [Read More]
Commentary: So little to ask for - a home Commentary: So little to ask for - a home
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the people I greatly admire is Khadijah Williams, a young woman who was homeless for much of her childhood. [Read More]
Commentary: Predictably, U.S. solidly back in Iraq Commentary: Predictably, U.S. solidly back in Iraq
4 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
On March 19, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, 27, was killed during an Islamic State-launched rocket attack in Iraq. [Read More]
Commentary: Whose morality? Commentary: Whose morality?
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — In a recent interview for the BBC2 series “Inside Obama’s White House,” President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke to an interviewer about how he has tried to use his voice “to move things toward a more ethical and moral outcome.” [Read More]
Commentary: A revealing campaign public service Commentary: A revealing campaign public service
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are focusing on two of the greatest crimes being committed against our democracy, even as we speak. [Read More]
Commentary: Impossible missions Commentary: Impossible missions
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I just read a book that Barack Obama and Donald Trump would both enjoy. [Read More]
Commentary: Sordid origins of minimum wage law Commentary: Sordid origins of minimum wage law
4 weeks ago -
When 15 states established America’s first minimum wages 100 year ago, labor reformers believed a legal minimum would hand a raise to deserving white Anglo-Saxon men, and a pink slip to their undeserving competitors like immigrants, the disabled and women. [Read More]
Commentary: Rove says 'fresh face' might be best Commentary: Rove says 'fresh face' might be best
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
One thing that unites many supporters of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is the suspicion that party elders might try to hand the Republican presidential nomination to another candidate if neither Trump nor Cruz arrives in Cleveland with the 1,237 delegates required to win. [Read More]
Commentary: Creating cities for everyone Commentary: Creating cities for everyone
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Remember when Ted Cruz tried to take Donald Trump down by accusing him of having “New York values”? It didn’t work, of course, mainly because it addressed the wrong form of hatred. [Read More]
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