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Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed Commentary: Trump's strategy revealed
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
CLEVELAND — Two topics getting a lot of attention here last week won’t matter much in the fall. One is the Republican platform; the other is Donald Trump’s choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. [Read More]
Commentary: Democracy at risk Commentary: Democracy at risk
5 weeks ago -
This is the way democracy dies — not in the streets of Turkey, not because of a coup but in its aftermath and in the halls of power. And our own nation is standing by, watching it happen. [Read More]
Commentary: The dark knight Commentary: The dark knight
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Welcome to a world without rules. (I want you to read this paragraph in your super-scary movie trailer voice.) Welcome to a world in which families are mowed down by illegal immigrants, in which cops die in the streets, in which Muslims rampage the innocents and threaten our very way of life. [Read More]
Commentary: Universities have to do more Commentary: Universities have to do more
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here we go again. At the rate these campus sexual abuse sagas are making news, it’s reasonable to ask what college administrators can possibly be thinking about. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics Commentary: Trump offers no subtlety, specifics
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There wasn’t much subtlety in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech — or much innovation, either. Beforehand, some Republicans ventured that this was their nominee’s biggest opportunity to retool his agenda for the general election and to present a softer, more inclusive, more thoughtful Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP called Trump what? Commentary: GOP called Trump what?
5 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
CLEVELAND — The arena here at the Republican National Convention echoes with applause for Donald Trump, but the cacophony and extravagant stage effects can’t conceal the chaos in the GOP and in the Trump campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: The principle of cause and effect Commentary: The principle of cause and effect
5 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: “We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause.” [Read More]
Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention Commentary: Mixed messages sent from convention
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
So there I was, enjoying the spectacle of Republicans enjoying their spectacle. It was Tuesday night and these Grand Old Party delegates were reveling in their newest conventional fun and frolic at their convention in Cleveland. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan Commentary: Trump, meet the sultan
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Turkey is a long way from Cleveland, where the Republicans are holding their presidential convention. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump supporters making sense Commentary: Trump supporters making sense
5 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
You don’t have to think Donald Trump should be elected president to think those having at some of his supporters are sometimes just plain out of it. [Read More]
Commentary: The campaign's about fear Commentary: The campaign's about fear
5 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, after similar tragedies in Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Orlando and Istanbul, made two things painfully clear. Western societies, including the United States, have failed to blunt the growing threat of Islamist terrorism. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Pokémon Go' is a work of art Commentary: 'Pokémon Go' is a work of art
5 weeks ago -
“Pokémon Go” appeared on U.S. shores just this month, and people with Android phones already use the app more, on average, than has-been diversions such as Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram or Facebook. [Read More]
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