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Commentary: Ending Greece's bleeding Commentary: Ending Greece's bleeding
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Europe dodged a bullet on Sunday. Confounding many predictions, Greek voters strongly supported their government’s rejection of creditor demands. And even the most ardent supporters of European union should be breathing a sigh of relief. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's plan to end Social Security Commentary: Clinton's plan to end Social Security
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn’t. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill and even risk the program’s ultimate collapse? [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is religious liberty now in peril? Red-Blue America: Is religious liberty now in peril?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on the question of whether same-sex marriage and religious liberty can coexist. [Read More]
Commentary: Atrocities should galvanize Obama Commentary: Atrocities should galvanize Obama
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
IN THE MARSHLAND OF SOUTH SUDAN — Barefoot and shell-shocked, the survivors trickle into a village here with unimaginable stories of rape, castration and mass murder committed by a government that the United States helped install. [Read More]
EDITORIAL ROUNDUP
4 weeks ago -
The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to allow nearly a dozen Texas abortion clinics to stay open while it considers whether to review an onerous new anti-abortion law was not just a welcome course of action for women in that state. [Read More]
Commentary: Europe's many economic disasters Commentary: Europe's many economic disasters
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s depressing thinking about Greece these days, so let’s talk about something else, OK? [Read More]
Commentary: Same-sex ruling reflects 'pursuit of happiness' on steroids Commentary: Same-sex ruling reflects 'pursuit of happiness' on steroids
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve been doing a lot of soul- searching this past week, trying to figure out why the legalization of same-sex marriage has administered such an emotional sucker punch to my solar plexus. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's upside-down 1st Amendment Commentary: GOP's upside-down 1st Amendment
4 weeks ago -
One entertaining aspect of recent dramatic Supreme Court rulings was learning that the court’s high-minded intellectuals can be just as thin-skinned and spiteful as everybody else. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP Commentary: Unlikely hero may have saved GOP
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
If you were reading National Geographic right now, this would be a poignant story, probably datelined somewhere in Africa, about old bull elephants with failing memories and dimming vision, leading their rapidly thinning herd into one dry waterhole after another. [Read More]
Commentary: Repeating myself on Iran deal Commentary: Repeating myself on Iran deal
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? [Read More]
Commentary: A toddler's death in a foxhole Commentary: A toddler's death in a foxhole
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — It’s not clear whether the Sudanese air force was trying to bomb the village of grass huts, or the girls high school next to it. [Read More]
Commentary: A good bad deal? Commentary: A good bad deal?
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Sometime after the 1973 war, I remember seeing a cartoon that showed President Anwar el-Sadat lying flat on his back in a boxing ring. [Read More]
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