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POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Santorum's stealth candidacy POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Santorum's stealth candidacy
5 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
It was quite a run. Since 1968, the Republican presidential nominee has been an incumbent president, incumbent vice president, a former vice president, son of a president or the runner-up in the previous presidential primary. [Read More]
Commentary: Nation needs passenger rail Commentary: Nation needs passenger rail
5 weeks ago -
Less than a day after a passenger train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and blocking lines up and down the Eastern Seaboard, a U.S. House panel voted to cut Amtrak’s budget by $252 million, or one-fifth. [Read More]
Commentary: Two-year schools invest in immigrants, communities Commentary: Two-year schools invest in immigrants, communities
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Fidelis Militante immigrated to America 10 years ago from the Philippines. When she was still in high school, she qualified as a nursing assistant and volunteered at retirement homes here in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. [Read More]
Commentary: The insecure American Commentary: The insecure American
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America remains, despite the damage inflicted by the Great Recession and its aftermath, a very rich country. But many Americans are economically insecure, with little protection from life’s risks. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf' Commentary: 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf'
5 weeks ago -
The release of a partial list of books, documents, press clippings and other materials the United States government says were seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan does make for some intriguing rummaging. [Read More]
Commentary: A small, happy life Commentary: A small, happy life
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. [Read More]
Commentary: A failure of intelligence Commentary: A failure of intelligence
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Contrary to Jeb Bush, it wasn’t actually too hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. [Read More]
As I See It: Invest in pre-K now, not prisons later As I See It: Invest in pre-K now, not prisons later
5 weeks ago -
At a recent budget hearing, a senator asked, “If you were to advise us as to an investment that we should be making in another agency, in another part of government, that would impact what you do, change the outcome of what you do, what would you recommend?” [Read More]
Commentary: Polluted political games Commentary: Polluted political games
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I’ve admired the Clintons’ foundation for years for its fine work on AIDS and global poverty, and I’ve moderated many panels at the annual Clinton Global Initiative. [Read More]
Commentary: Highly debatable numbers muddle Commentary: Highly debatable numbers muddle
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There’s a former Republican National Committee chief who could teach his present-day successor, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, why he, Fox News and CNN co-conspirators must urgently fix something they apparently don’t realize they’ve just flummoxed up. [Read More]
Commentary: No Memorial Day for inner-city dead Commentary: No Memorial Day for inner-city dead
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“Black lives matter!” was the chant heard at recent demonstrations in cities and towns from Ferguson, Mo., to Baltimore. Yes, they do matter, but apparently not so much to some other blacks. [Read More]
Commentary: Will robots put you out of work? Commentary: Will robots put you out of work?
5 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Imagine one day you’re poking along down the highway, a gargantuan vehicle behind you honks, galumphs past you in another lane and unsettles you by its size and proximity to the point of road rage — except for one thing. [Read More]
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