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Commentary: Don't give up, but maybe do learn to speak Russian Commentary: Don't give up, but maybe do learn to speak Russian
5 weeks ago -
OK, so you’re among the half of Americans aghast that Donald Trump is now president. Here are some suggested do’s and don’ts. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald the unready Commentary: Donald the unready
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Betsy DeVos, whom Donald Trump has nominated as education secretary, doesn’t know basic education terms, doesn’t know about federal statutes governing special education, but thinks school officials should carry guns to defend against grizzly bears. [Read More]
Commentary: Hate speech cure Commentary: Hate speech cure
5 weeks ago -
Social media has inarguably become the Wild, Wild West of communications. But the solution suggested Monday by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice in letters to the heads of Facebook and Twitter is a slippery slope indeed. [Read More]
Commentary: The internal invasion Commentary: The internal invasion
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Friday was a remarkable day in the history of our country. We had never over our centuries inaugurated a man like Donald Trump as president of the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Putin praise, NATO and U.S. Commentary: Putin praise, NATO and U.S.
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s a thought exercise: What do you suppose would happen if Russian strongman Vladimir Putin decided to clarify remarks he reportedly made about Donald Trump during the election campaign? [Read More]
Commentary: What's behind violence in Chicago? Commentary: What's behind violence in Chicago?
5 weeks ago -
The picture of Chicago in much of the country — and even in much of the Chicago area — is a city awash in blood amid a surge in murder and other violent crime. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for trying a different way Commentary: Time for trying a different way
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled “The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We’ve Never Tried It That Way Before.” [Read More]
Commentary: D.C. march not open to all women Commentary: D.C. march not open to all women
5 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
On Saturday, thousands of women are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., and cities across the nation for the Women’s March on Washington. [Read More]
Commentary: Missing Obama already Commentary: Missing Obama already
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Barack Obama’s legacy was being systematically unraveled even before he left office, with The Wall Street Journal scoffing that he “has been a historic president but perhaps not a consequential one.” [Read More]
Commentary: Retweeting Donald Trump Commentary: Retweeting Donald Trump
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
When Donald Trump was elected president, it felt to me like the most reckless thing our country had done in my lifetime. But like many Americans, I hoped for the best: He’ll grow into the job. He’ll surround himself with good people. The country could use a jolt of fresh thinking. [Read More]
Commentary: Eyewitness to democracy's transitions Commentary: Eyewitness to democracy's transitions
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
There is but one moment when the Oval Office is truly between its masters, under the command only of the constitutional spirit that has long made America the world’s greatest democracy. [Read More]
Commentary: Will he make us great again? Commentary: Will he make us great again?
5 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It is here, it is upon us, it is the utterly, totally, completely impossible presidency of Donald Trump, and he has opportunities galore to rejuvenate the best in this country. Some of his ideas could get us there as he is also reversing the worst of President Barack Obama. [Read More]
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