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Commentary: Florida gun guy's common sense Commentary: Florida gun guy's common sense
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Sen. Bill Nelson, a common-sense moderate Democrat from Florida, stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate Monday and spoke, for just a bit, about the days when I first got to know him. [Read More]
As I see it: Why Trump's competitive in Pennsylvania As I see it: Why Trump's competitive in Pennsylvania
5 weeks ago -
Voters like Chris Coughenour, a Pittsburgh-area truck driver, may represent presidential candidate Donald Trump’s biggest challenge. Those like Cherie Spena, a hair stylist, and Brian Easter, a limo driver, are his best hope. [Read More]
Commentary: Character no longer counts Commentary: Character no longer counts
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Ranking right up there with the line, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?” is this recent headline in The Washington Times: “Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows.” [Read More]
Commentary: Another Age of Discovery Commentary: Another Age of Discovery
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Have we been here before? I know — it feels as if the internet, virtual reality, Donald Trump, Facebook, sequencing of the human genome and machines that can reason better than people constitute a change in the pace of change without precedent. [Read More]
Commentary: Where have all the good jobs gone? Commentary: Where have all the good jobs gone?
5 weeks ago -
The good jobs are disappearing. Those that predated the digital revolution are dropping away altogether or being replaced by low-paying service jobs and other less secure employment. [Read More]
Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012 Commentary: Campaign looks a lot like 2012
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The latest national polls show Donald Trump in dire shape. In the RealClearPolitics average, Trump has dropped below 40 percent — 39.1 percent, to be precise — while Mitt Romney, in the entire losing 2012 campaign, never fell below 43 percent. [Read More]
Commentary: A tale of two parties Commentary: A tale of two parties
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. [Read More]
Commentary: Entering the logic-free zone Commentary: Entering the logic-free zone
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass, recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list. [Read More]
Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point Commentary: Even in failure, Bernie makes point
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Thanks, Bernie! Your campaign was a long shot from the beginning, but, as many have noted, your more-than-respectable showing in the primary season has pulled the conversation and the political center a little to the left. [Read More]
Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform Commentary: I was wrong on welfare reform
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
TULSA, Okla. — In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a controversial compromise bill for welfare reform, promising to “end welfare as we know it.” [Read More]
Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S. Commentary: Obama the top gun salesman in U.S.
5 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
To start to do something about the horror, the pain, the awfulness of mass-murder terrorism in the United States, it would help if we focused more on real fixes instead of gun control. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what? Red-Blue America: Is it 'radical Islam' or what?
5 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether it matters if President Obama uses the term 'radical Islam.' [Read More]
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