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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]
Commentary: The Obama boom Commentary: The Obama boom
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Do you remember the “Bush boom”? Probably not. [Read More]
Commentary: Poverty solutions, not posturing Commentary: Poverty solutions, not posturing
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In sports, if a game plan is not working, the coach changes it. In medicine, if a course of treatment does not cure a disease, doctors try a different approach. In government, failure means nothing. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified Commentary: NCAA can't be morally justified
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
I didn’t like the late Walter Byers, the man who single-handedly created the modern National Collegiate Athletic Association. Many decades ago he misused my university to solidify his power and make it clear his word was law. [Read More]
Commentary: Is Trump stronger than people think? Commentary: Is Trump stronger than people think?
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
DES MOINES — Who’s leading the Republican presidential race here in Iowa? Most recent polls say Ted Cruz, including last month’s edition of the influential Des Moines Register poll, which had Cruz ahead of second-place Donald Trump by 10 points. [Read More]
Commentary: Saudi-U.S. ties shakier than ever Commentary: Saudi-U.S. ties shakier than ever
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Saudi Arabia’s royal family is frightened — and that’s a problem for the U.S.-Saudi relationship. [Read More]
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