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Commentary: The rise of Dangerous Donald Commentary: The rise of Dangerous Donald
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump is fond of giving his opponents demeaning nicknames. Lyin’ Ted. Little Marco. Low-Energy Jeb. Now, with his own words, he’s labeled himself: Dangerous Donald. [Read More]
Commentary: Learning from Obama Commentary: Learning from Obama
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Like many political junkies, I’ve been spending far too much time looking at polls and trying to understand their implications. Can Donald Trump really win his party’s nomination? (Yes.) Can Bernie Sanders? (No.) [Read More]
Commentary: A race to end Social Security? Commentary: A race to end Social Security?
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It’s an awful, ugly presidential election year in which the remaining candidates are bad, bad, bad, bad and OK. [Read More]
Commentary: The sexual politics of 2016 Commentary: The sexual politics of 2016
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In the middle of the Civil War a colonel named Robert McAllister from the 11th Regiment of New Jersey tried to improve the moral fiber of his men. A Presbyterian railroad contractor in private life, he lobbied and preached against profanity, drinking, prostitution and gambling. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama outclasses Trump and Cruz Commentary: Obama outclasses Trump and Cruz
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
An old friend recently told me about a remarkable conversation she’d had with her mother, who is 95. A white resident of the Deep South from birth, she’d shown a lifelong indifference, if not aversion, to politics. [Read More]
Commentary: No copyright on hypocrisy Commentary: No copyright on hypocrisy
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Neither political party can lay claim to purity when it comes to hypocrisy, but Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as others in her party, has taken hypocrisy to new depths. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump and abortion Commentary: Donald Trump and abortion
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t say anything more shocking, he suggested that women who get abortions should be punished. [Read More]
Commentary: Our recurring dream about nuclear terror Commentary: Our recurring dream about nuclear terror
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Our global nuclear nightmare is back in the news, Page 1 and prime time. [Read More]
Commentary: Embarrassed or not paying attention? Commentary: Embarrassed or not paying attention?
4 weeks ago -
A new poll shows 60 percent of Republicans are embarrassed by their party’s race for the White House. [Read More]
Commentary: Fix leaking border Commentary: Fix leaking border
4 weeks ago -
if you’re wondering how to explain the popularity of Donald Trump, try looking in the direction of Framingham, Mass., where four illegal immigrants stand accused of raping a woman and assaulting her boyfriend in that city last week. [Read More]
Commentary: When necessary is impossible Commentary: When necessary is impossible
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — Being back in Iraq after two years’ absence has helped me to put my finger on the central question bedeviling U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East today: What do you do when the necessary is impossible, but the impossible is impossible to ignore ... [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's strategic Brussels reaction Commentary: Obama's strategic Brussels reaction
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
President Obama caught some predictable flak from the political right for the way he reacted — or didn’t react — to the terrorist bombings in Brussels last week. [Read More]
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