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Commentary: The minimum-wage muddle Commentary: The minimum-wage muddle
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Once upon a time there was a near consensus among economists that raising the minimum wage was a bad idea. [Read More]
Commentary: Why sale of baby parts no shock Commentary: Why sale of baby parts no shock
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
What is most shocking about an undercover video of a conversation between Deborah Nucatola, a Planned Parenthood executive, and two antiabortion activists from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) posing as employees from a biotech firm is why anyone is shocked. [Read More]
Commentary: Starvation as a product of war Commentary: Starvation as a product of war
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
AWEIL, South Sudan — One gauge of the famine looming in South Sudan is that people are simply collapsing from hunger. [Read More]
Commentary: Backing up our wager with Iran Commentary: Backing up our wager with Iran
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
From the minute Iran detected that the U.S. was unwilling to use its overwhelming military force to curtail Tehran’s nuclear program, no perfect deal overwhelmingly favorable to America and its allies was ever going to emerge from negotiations with Iran. [Read More]
Commentary: My life as a celebrity imposter Commentary: My life as a celebrity imposter
6 weeks ago -
I was an A-list celebrity for one single summer. Women shoved babies into my arms for photographs. Crowds chanted my name. It was an intoxicating time. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama, you're no Reagan Commentary: Obama, you're no Reagan
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
At his press conference last Wednesday, our president of self-regard again linked himself with Ronald Reagan, seeking to equate his supposed success in gaining a deal with Iran not to build a nuclear weapon for 10 years to Reagan’s arms control negotiations with the Soviet Union. [Read More]
Commentary: Europe's impossible dream Commentary: Europe's impossible dream
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There’s a bit of a lull in the news from Europe, but the underlying situation is as terrible as ever. Greece is experiencing a slump worse than the Great Depression, and nothing happening now offers hope of recovery. [Read More]
Commentary: Pay fiasco at Fannie, Freddie Commentary: Pay fiasco at Fannie, Freddie
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-public mortgage giants, have come a long way since they had to be bailed out by the taxpayers in the real estate crash — so far, in fact, that their chief operating officers can now have $3.4 million raises. [Read More]
Commentary: Bill and Melinda Gates' pillow talk Commentary: Bill and Melinda Gates' pillow talk
6 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
What do Bill and Melinda Gates argue about? Not whose turn it is to wash the dishes or take out the garbage, it seems, but headier stuff. The prospects for eradicating polio. The utility of empowering women. The best ways to save lives. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: How will Trump affect election? Red-Blue America: How will Trump affect election?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether Donald Trump's candidacy will determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. [Read More]
Commentary: Hi-ho, Lone Ranger Commentary: Hi-ho, Lone Ranger
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby. Would he revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom given to a comedian who has been accused of subverting the free will of dozens of women, and counting? [Read More]
Commentary: Planned Parenthood's travesty Commentary: Planned Parenthood's travesty
6 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“We were at one, blood to blood, as no other kind of union could make us,” the English essayist Malcolm Muggeridge wrote, recalling giving his wife his own blood during a critical medical moment. [Read More]
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