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Commentary: The Robert E. Lee problem Commentary: The Robert E. Lee problem
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The debate about the Charleston, S.C., Bible study shooting has morphed into a debate about the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the Confederacy. This is not a trivial sideshow. [Read More]
Commentary: Picking woman who's right on the money Commentary: Picking woman who's right on the money
5 weeks ago -
America’s been discussing women’s influence on our nation’s history, destiny and character. And we managed to talk about women’s contributions for almost, oh, an entire quarter of an hour until the conversation veered back to men. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Charleston shooter was a failure Commentary: Why Charleston shooter was a failure
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Has any murdering terrorist ever failed more dramatically than alleged shooter Dylann Storm Roof? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test Commentary: GOP pack fails first leadership test
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are focusing on the latest demonstrations of leadership, followship and cowership in American politics. Particularly among those who desperately want, in the very worst way, to become our next Republican president. [Read More]
Commentary: The pope, the globe, the facts Commentary: The pope, the globe, the facts
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The media and the secular left have a love-hate relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and its popes. When the pope takes positions with which they agree, they applaud him, but when he takes positions with which they disagree, they either ignore or criticize him. [Read More]
Commentary: Tearing down Confederate flag just a start Commentary: Tearing down Confederate flag just a start
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Suppose African-Americans marked their heritage with flags depicting Nat Turner’s rebellion of 1831, in which slaves massacred about 60 whites before the uprising was crushed? [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Pa. vote matter in 2016? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Will Pa. vote matter in 2016?
5 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It’s been a long 40 years! Not since 1976 has Pennsylvania really mattered in a presidential primary for either major party. This irrelevance has not been caused by competing presidential candidates simply snubbing state voters — nor from any decline in the state’s political clout. [Read More]
Commentary: A cold war without the fun Commentary: A cold war without the fun
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Let’s see, America is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Russia; U.S. and Russian military planes recently flew within 10 feet of each other; Russia is building a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles; and the U.S. and China are jostling ... [Read More]
Commentary: Amazing grace in Charleston Commentary: Amazing grace in Charleston
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It is such a rare act that most do not know how to respond, except in stunned silence. Relatives of the nine people murdered while attending a Bible study and prayer meeting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., told the accused killer they forgive him. [Read More]
Commentary: Who's lying in Benghazi probe? Commentary: Who's lying in Benghazi probe?
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Last March, when Hillary Clinton made her first public comments on the secret email system she maintained while secretary of state, she took care to say she had turned over everything to the State Department. [Read More]
Commentary: Slavery's long shadow Commentary: Slavery's long shadow
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, although subtler discrimination persists. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let flags, words distract us Commentary: Don't let flags, words distract us
5 weeks ago -
It’s so much easier to talk about race in this country through tangents than it is to address the festering, underlying problem. [Read More]
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