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Commentary: The death penalty's essential futility Commentary: The death penalty's essential futility
5 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Maybe our society should congratulate itself occasionally on how much progress it’s made in the last half-century toward equality and individual rights, especially for women, racial minorities and LBGT. [Read More]
Commentary: Why America's leadership fails Commentary: Why America's leadership fails
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We’ve clearly had a failure of leadership in this country. The political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed. [Read More]
Commentary: The real reason drugs cost more in U.S. Commentary: The real reason drugs cost more in U.S.
5 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and three-fourths of their fellow Americans say prescription drugs cost too much. They’re right, and the two candidates even agree on a couple of good strategies to try to keep prices down. [Read More]
Commentary: The water next time Commentary: The water next time
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A disaster area is no place for political theater. The governor of flood-ravaged Louisiana asked President Barack Obama to postpone a personal visit while relief efforts were still underway. [Read More]
Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission Commentary: From Trump, a stunning admission
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it’s fair to say Donald Trump doesn’t do apologies and he doesn’t do regret. [Read More]
Commentary: To ID or not to ID? Commentary: To ID or not to ID?
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Every election cycle we must endure challenges and allegations about fraud (conservatives) and discrimination (liberals) when it comes to voter ID laws. This year is no different. [Read More]
Commentary: This is my land (and yours, too) Commentary: This is my land (and yours, too)
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Imagine a picture of me enjoying a pristine alpine lake I own in the California Sierras. It’s property so valuable that Bill Gates could never buy it. Yet it’s mine. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration Commentary: Clinton's liberal administration
6 weeks ago -
Will Hillary Clinton be a standard-order mainstream liberal Democrat if she is elected in November? That view received some supporting evidence last week with the announcement of the leadership group for her transition planning team. [Read More]
Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump Commentary: An open letter from Mr. Trump
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
To Whom It May Concern: Trump is sorry. Trump is humble. Trump is scared. Trump doesn’t want to get crushed. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants? Red-Blue America: Ideological tests for immigrants?
6 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate Donald Trump's promise to curtail immigration from terrorism-breeding countries and to subject potential immigrants to “extreme vetting,” including an “ideological test.” [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let election divide us Commentary: Don't let election divide us
6 weeks ago -
Every four years we have an election that stretches our country thin along the political spectrum. As the left and right poles tug at our beliefs, the social fabric tightens and tensions rise across the country. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep Commentary: Hillary Clinton's flaws run deep
6 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
One of the more frequent complaints about many conservative writers these days, me included, is that we spend too many column inches attacking the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
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