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Commentary: TPP's dead, but don't bury it yet Commentary: TPP's dead, but don't bury it yet
4 weeks ago -
As he promised repeatedly during the campaign, President Donald Trump formally and permanently withdrew the United States Monday from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. [Read More]
Commentary: Things can only get worse Commentary: Things can only get worse
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
If America had a parliamentary system, Donald Trump — who spent his first full day in office having a temper tantrum, railing against accurate reports of small crowds at his inauguration — would already be facing a vote of no confidence. [Read More]
Commentary: Rhetoric and reality Commentary: Rhetoric and reality
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Donald Trump’s inaugural address may not have risen to the rhetorical level of John F. Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan’s critique of government, or even Barack Obama’s in 2009, but the speech set out large goals, many details of which are yet to be revealed. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaigning and governing Commentary: Campaigning and governing
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
In 1976, 10 presidential terms ago, an adviser to then-President-elect Jimmy Carter told him he should keep campaigning forever, even after his inauguration. [Read More]
Commentary: An inauguration to remember Commentary: An inauguration to remember
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Everything is pretty much hunky dory, President Barack Obama said in his farewell speech, yet, in his inaugural speech, President Donald Trump said very nearly the opposite. Trump is right. [Read More]
Commentary: 2017 may be best year ever Commentary: 2017 may be best year ever
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
There’s a broad consensus that the world is falling apart, with every headline reminding us that life is getting worse. Except that it isn’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Fake news, then and now Commentary: Fake news, then and now
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Journalism has always had those who play fast and loose with the facts and even make up reports of one kind or another. [Read More]
Commentary: The value of emotional intelligence Commentary: The value of emotional intelligence
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump is a legitimate president. Sure, there are many questions about the way the election was conducted last fall, and he did lose the popular vote. But he clearly won under the Electoral College system, and the office — if not the man — deserves respect. [Read More]
Commentary: New president’s call to arms Commentary: New president’s call to arms
4 weeks ago -
Invoking an intensely dark view of 2017 America, President Donald Trump elevated his populist stump speech to crisp rhetoric but changed not a thing in principle. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't give up, but maybe do learn to speak Russian Commentary: Don't give up, but maybe do learn to speak Russian
4 weeks ago -
OK, so you’re among the half of Americans aghast that Donald Trump is now president. Here are some suggested do’s and don’ts. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald the unready Commentary: Donald the unready
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Betsy DeVos, whom Donald Trump has nominated as education secretary, doesn’t know basic education terms, doesn’t know about federal statutes governing special education, but thinks school officials should carry guns to defend against grizzly bears. [Read More]
Commentary: Hate speech cure Commentary: Hate speech cure
4 weeks ago -
Social media has inarguably become the Wild, Wild West of communications. But the solution suggested Monday by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in letters to the heads of Facebook and Twitter is a slippery slope indeed. [Read More]
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