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Commentary: It's still hate and bigotry Commentary: It's still hate and bigotry
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The real story out of Indiana is not that the Legislature passed, and the governor signed, a pernicious law that could sanction discrimination against gays. The real story is the furious backlash around the country that the measure provoked. [Read More]
Commentary: Power and paychecks Commentary: Power and paychecks
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
On Wednesday, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced that it would give workers a raise. [Read More]
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4 weeks ago -
Short-changing defense would be a misguided approach by budget makers in Washington, D.C. The U.S. is facing too many threats abroad, especially from groups such as the Islamic State, which, in turn, have created a legitimate increase in concern toward domestic threats. [Read More]
Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty' Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty'
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. [Read More]
Commentary: Birth of an institution in Boston Commentary: Birth of an institution in Boston
4 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Do think tanks really think? It’s not that these organizations — mostly centered in Washington, D.C., but also scattered across the country — don’t harbor some fine minds among their scholars and fellows, but the problem is we know what they think — and have often known for a long time. [Read More]
Commentary: On conquering fear Commentary: On conquering fear
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Everybody is afraid sometimes, and, at those moments, it doesn’t really help to say, “Suck it up and get over it!” So it would be nice if there were subtler strategies and techniques to conquer fear. [Read More]
Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars Commentary: Indiana and the culture wars
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don’t serve pork? [Read More]
Commentary: Gay marriage gambit proves a wreck for GOP Commentary: Gay marriage gambit proves a wreck for GOP
4 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
This was a week when the Republican Party found yet another way to create a public relations pile-up. [Read More]
Commentary: A deal isn't just about bombs Commentary: A deal isn't just about bombs
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
To prove that Americans can be every bit as crazy as Iranians, I took my daughter along on my last trip to Iran, in 2012, for a road trip across the country. [Read More]
Commentary: Tell me how this ends well Commentary: Tell me how this ends well
4 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
HONG KONG — I’ve been in China for the last week. It’s always instructive to see how the world looks from the Middle Kingdom. Sometimes the best insights come from just reading the local papers. [Read More]
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