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Commentary: Celebrate courage of Bruce Jenner Commentary: Celebrate courage of Bruce Jenner
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
When I was a growing up, yearning with my pals to be a track star, one of our heroes was Bruce Jenner. He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in the decathlon, and he adorned our Wheaties boxes. We all wanted to be Bruce Jenner. [Read More]
Commentary: A bad mistake for Netanyahu Commentary: A bad mistake for Netanyahu
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The decision by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and House Speaker John Boehner to cook up an address to Congress by Netanyahu on why the U.S. should get tougher on Iran is churlish, reckless and, for the future of Israeli-American relations, quite dangerous. [Read More]
Commentary: The faith factor (2016 edition) Commentary: The faith factor (2016 edition)
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
We are one year away from the Iowa caucuses and already several Republican presidential candidates are trying to secure an advantage by talking about their faith. [Read More]
Commentary: Ignorance about vaccines persists Commentary: Ignorance about vaccines persists
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Just when you think we finally live in an age of enlightenment, especially in the advancement of science, someone comes along to remind us that actually we are only a short distance from 1885 — the date most associated with the birth of modern medicine. [Read More]
Commentary: The long-run cop-out Commentary: The long-run cop-out
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Monday, President Barack Obama called for a significant increase in spending, reversing the harsh cuts of the past few years. He won’t get all he’s asking for, but it’s a move in the right direction. [Read More]
Commentary: Immigration push snubs public's view Commentary: Immigration push snubs public's view
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Gallup recently asked adults around the country a very simple question about immigration: Are you satisfied, or dissatisfied, with the level of immigration into the United States today? Are too many immigrants coming? Too few? Or is the number just about right? [Read More]
Commentary: Mitt's white horse pulls up lame Commentary: Mitt's white horse pulls up lame
3 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
SALT LAKE CITY — When the Mitt Romney documentary premiered here at the Sundance Film Festival last year, one member of the audience was especially charmed by the candidate up on the screen. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Does U.S. need Common Core? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Does U.S. need Common Core?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
It’s early yet, but already the Common Core State Standards are becoming a major issue for the 2016 presidential campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: Use your freedom of choice Commentary: Use your freedom of choice
4 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
In recent months, I’ve interviewed a flower shop owner in Washington state and a baker in Colorado who have found themselves in legal fights involving same-sex weddings. [Read More]
Commentary: Heroes and bystanders Commentary: Heroes and bystanders
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of the great heroes of the 20th century was Auschwitz prisoner No. 4859, who volunteered to be there. [Read More]
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