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Commentary: Union dues at issue Commentary: Union dues at issue
4 weeks ago -
At the crux of a case taken up Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, is freedom. The lead plaintiff is Rebecca Friedrichs, who has taught for 27 years in the Savanna School District in northwest Orange County. [Read More]
Commentary: Speech exposes roots of anger Commentary: Speech exposes roots of anger
4 weeks ago -
The “hope and change” president was back. [Read More]
Commentary: A feminist face-to-face with wrinkles Commentary: A feminist face-to-face with wrinkles
4 weeks ago -
I turn 59 this week, which means, apparently, that strangers from upscale boutiques can now lunge at me, grab my face and apply cream under one eye while muttering urgently, “We might not be too late.” [Read More]
Commentary: Is vast inequality necessary? Commentary: Is vast inequality necessary?
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
How rich do we need the rich to be? That’s not an idle question. It is, arguably, what U.S. politics are substantively about. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't try to revive a dead scandal Commentary: Don't try to revive a dead scandal
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, the better. Whatever factual adjustments become necessary to keep the narrative going, many journalists are eager to play along. [Read More]
Commentary: When beauty strikes Commentary: When beauty strikes
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Across the street from my apartment building in Washington there’s a gigantic supermarket and a CVS. Above the supermarket there had been a large empty space with floor-to-ceiling windows. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama speech worth disremembering Commentary: Obama speech worth disremembering
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama had something deceptively close to a humble, confessional moment in has last State of the Union speech. [Read More]
Commentary: Twin calls to rediscover civility Commentary: Twin calls to rediscover civility
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
A rare State of the Union call to action reached Americans stereophonically Tuesday night, resonating through our parlor speakers and personal earbuds from the left and the right. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton slip slidin' away Commentary: Hillary Clinton slip slidin' away
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It’s happening again. The “inevitability” of Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy may not be so inevitable after all. [Read More]
Commentary: A wife's wrenching decision Commentary: A wife's wrenching decision
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
SITTWE, Myanmar — How much should you sacrifice to save your husband’s life? [Read More]
Commentary: The age of protest Commentary: The age of protest
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
If you go to The Guardian’s website these days you can find a section that is just labeled “Protest.” So now, with your morning coffee, you can get your news, weather, sports — and protests. [Read More]
Commentary: Smoke-free nearly 30 years on Commentary: Smoke-free nearly 30 years on
4 weeks ago -
I smoked my first forbidden cigarette at a high school sorority meeting. I choked and gagged but pushed on. Why? Because I so wanted to be cool. [Read More]
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