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Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor Commentary: No honeymoon for 2016 victor
4 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The presidential primaries are a long way from over, but they’ve already produced an unhappy paradox: Both parties appear headed toward nominating the two most unpopular candidates in the country. [Read More]
Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition Commentary: A victim of post-9/11 rendition
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
In the days following the 2001 terrorist attack on America, plenty of things were done that probably should not have been. [Read More]
Commentary: Hamilton, Tubman fit the bill Commentary: Hamilton, Tubman fit the bill
4 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
When contemplating the possibility of replacing some of the historical figures depicted on U.S. currency, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said last year said, “America’s currency makes a statement about who we are and what we stand for as a nation.” [Read More]
Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote Commentary: It does matter for whom you vote
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
The remarkable durability of non-establishment candidates — Sanders, Trump — in this year’s presidential race may reflect the widely held theory that, despite their rhetoric, our two major political parties are so close together that it doesn’t really matter which one is in power. [Read More]
Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary' Commentary: Ending myth of 'crooked Hillary'
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
After the New York primary, the betting websites are giving Hillary Clinton about a 94 percent chance of being the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump a 66 percent chance of ending up as the Republican nominee. [Read More]
Commentary: In Hamilton's debt Commentary: In Hamilton's debt
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The Treasury Department picked an interesting moment to announce a revision in its plans to change the faces on America’s money. Plans to boot Alexander Hamilton off the $10 bill in favor of a woman have been shelved. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: That other election on Tuesday POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: That other election on Tuesday
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
In the age of “Trump-Mania” and “Bernie-Mania,” the often ignored and highly underrated Pennsylvania Democratic primary for U.S. senate is a bit player. [Read More]
Commentary: This gal's not swayed by Hillary Clinton's gender Commentary: This gal's not swayed by Hillary Clinton's gender
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You know what I really resent? I resent it when someone tells me I should vote for, or support, or give a pass to someone because it will be a “historic moment.” [Read More]
Commentary: Time for Bernie to back off Commentary: Time for Bernie to back off
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
After decisive victories by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the New York primaries, Democratic leaders need to send a strong, stern message to Bernie Sanders: Back off. Stop attacking Hillary. If you want to stay in the race to propound your policy ideas, fine. [Read More]
Commentary: ‘Defining limits of discretion’ Commentary: ‘Defining limits of discretion’
4 weeks ago -
Frustrated by his inability to get an immigration reform bill through Congress, President Obama decided to rewrite the law himself. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster Commentary: Sanders would be a disaster
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Quite a few people make noises about leaving the country if the wrong person gets elected president. I’ve been making discreet inquiries in the vicinity of Kinsale, County Cork, myself. [Read More]
Commentary: How the 'establishment' really works Commentary: How the 'establishment' really works
4 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
What’s the American “establishment”? The word is used all the time now, usually very, very loosely and usually in ways to disparage anybody who stands for something the speaker does not like. [Read More]
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