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Commentary: Guns, tears and Republicans Commentary: Guns, tears and Republicans
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
President Barack Obama shed tears Tuesday as he called for new gun safety measures, and some critics perceived weakness or wimpishness. [Read More]
Commentary: Are occupiers in Oregon 'terrorists'? Commentary: Are occupiers in Oregon 'terrorists'?
5 weeks ago -
After an armed group drew attention to an Oregon land-use dispute by seizing a building in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, the government’s reaction seemed almost low-key. [Read More]
Commentary: Out of (gun) control Commentary: Out of (gun) control
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
I’m still waiting; waiting for someone to show me how laws stop a person intent on breaking them. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence Commentary: GOP plays sad politics with gun violence
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
“There’s an assault on the Second Amendment. You know Obama’s going to do an executive order and really knock the hell out of it. … I will veto — I will unsign that so fast.” [Read More]
Commentary: Parties disagree on biggest issues Commentary: Parties disagree on biggest issues
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
As they barnstorm across the caucus and primary states, the Republican and Democratic front-runners for the presidential nomination often sound as if they’re from different countries, not just different parties. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns Commentary: Don't mess with Texas on guns
5 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The old admonition about not messing with Texas (expand that to Texans) has become more a reality than ever. If you should happen to be visiting the Lone Star State, be careful who you bump into ... literally that is. He or she might take offense. [Read More]
Commentary: Running as an extremist Commentary: Running as an extremist
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
From its very inception, Donald Trump’s campaign for president has been life imitating Twitter. [Read More]
Commentary: Carson up in funds, off in polls Commentary: Carson up in funds, off in polls
5 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
As it has for months, Ben Carson’s campaign is raising a lot of money, while at the same time, he is plunging in the polls. [Read More]
Commentary: Elections have consequences Commentary: Elections have consequences
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
You have to be seriously geeky to get excited when the Internal Revenue Service releases a new batch of statistics. Well, I’m a big geek; like quite a few other people who work on policy issues, I was eagerly awaiting the IRS’s tax tables for 2013, which were released last week. [Read More]
Commentary: On roots and identity Commentary: On roots and identity
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Ever since the miniseries “Roots” was shown on ABC in 1977, Americans have demonstrated a keen interest in finding out more about where they came from and the names and circumstances of their ancestors. [Read More]
Commentary: Acknowledge genocide to stop it Commentary: Acknowledge genocide to stop it
5 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
NEW YORK — A sign with a flower outside a cathedral at what has to be one of Manhattan’s busiest intersections on 34th Street and Second Avenue stands as a subtle reminder of genocide. [Read More]
Commentary: America's new generation gap Commentary: America's new generation gap
5 weeks ago -
Young people now — the post-millennials — face a far deeper generational divide than the one that separated baby boomers from their parents. And the nation faces a far more serious crisis if that divide cannot be bridged. [Read More]
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