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Commentary: Taylor Swift's bad investment Commentary: Taylor Swift's bad investment
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. I like Swift, but her money would have been better invested with much higher returns somewhere other than the dreadful New York City public schools. [Read More]
Politically Uncorrected: Battle lines form on Wolf budget Politically Uncorrected: Battle lines form on Wolf budget
3 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once observed, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” Gov. Tom Wolf’s new budget with its imposing array of new taxes promises to determine exactly how much Pennsylvanians are willing to pay for a civilized society. [Read More]
Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool Commentary: When a weapon becomes more than a tool
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
We invent the tools that we use to create the world we live in; in turn, the tools that we surround ourselves with sometimes take on a life of their own, shaping our culture in unanticipated ways. [Read More]
Commentary: Less freedom and more danger Commentary: Less freedom and more danger
3 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
As the last two years of his tenure move toward their conclusion, President Barack Obama’s increasingly probable legacy could be a nuclear-armed Iran and a striking diminution of rule of law and American freedoms. [Read More]
Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security Commentary: How GOP endangered its own security
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
The Republican Party may well have put its destiny on display for all to see this past week. For months, its leaders had promised us their new Republican-controlled Congress would hit the ground running to show America the GOP can not only govern, but actually make Washington work. [Read More]
Commentary: You think your winter was rough? Commentary: You think your winter was rough?
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In October, two young Americans set off on the most daring and foolhardy wilderness expedition since, oh, maybe Lewis and Clark. They were trying to become the first people ever to backpack from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Crest Trail in the dead of winter. [Read More]
Commentary: What Bibi didn't say Commentary: What Bibi didn't say
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Now that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made his case on Iran before Congress, with all the circus atmosphere it involved, let’s get to the serious questions: What is America’s interest in striking a deal with Iran? Because our interests and Israel’s are not fully aligned. [Read More]
Commentary -- Here's the truth: We all lie Commentary -- Here's the truth: We all lie
4 weeks ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Here’s the strange but sad part about Brian Williams, Rand Paul, Bill O’Reilly and Robert McDonald: Each had legitimate bona fides in the very context that recently got them in trouble for embellishment. [Read More]
Commentary: What if GOP wins in court? Commentary: What if GOP wins in court?
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
What happens if Republicans win the Supreme Court case against Obamacare? They might end up like the dog that caught the car. The court was to hear oral arguments today in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the payment of Obamacare subsidies through the federal exchanges. [Read More]
Commentary: Walmart's visible hand Commentary: Walmart's visible hand
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In February, Walmart, America’s largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons. [Read More]
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