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Commentary: Putin and the pope Commentary: Putin and the pope
3 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you’d want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn’t want. [Read More]
Commentary: Community colleges' role key Commentary: Community colleges' role key
1 day ago - - JOHN CRISP
Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap. [Read More]
Commentary: The audacity of Greg Orman Commentary: The audacity of Greg Orman
1 day ago - - BYRON YORK
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The image some conservatives have of Greg Orman, the wealthy businessman running as an independent against veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts here in Kansas, is that Orman is, in the words of a recent Weekly Standard story, a “vacuous cipher.” [Read More]
Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon Commentary: Monopsony not OK for Amazon
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all too often, to get lost in side issues. [Read More]
Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship Commentary: Houston pastors fight censorship
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas? RED-BLUE AMERICA: What's the matter with Kansas?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
William Allen White and Thomas Frank both got famous asking “What’s the matter with Kansas?” Red-Blue America columnists Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk attempt to answer the question again in 2014. [Read More]
Commentary: Remembering affair, differently Commentary: Remembering affair, differently
3 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators. Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes to the truth. [Read More]
Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Back in the mid-’60s, my aunt’s husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses that no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for a younger model. [Read More]
Commentary: What financial markets will Commentary: What financial markets will
5 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the Middle Ages, the call for a crusade to conquer the Holy Land was met with cries of “Deus vult!” — God wills it. But did the crusaders really know what God wanted? Given how the venture turned out, apparently not. [Read More]
Commentary: The Romney revival Commentary: The Romney revival
5 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Run, Mitt, run.” That was the chant as Mitt Romney appeared at a rally for Joni Ernst, the Republican Senate candidate in Iowa. The 2012 GOP standard-bearer hears those words a lot as he campaigns around the country this fall, and they trigger two questions. [Read More]
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