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Commentary: Obama's strategy isn't all about us Commentary: Obama's strategy isn't all about us
17 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we’re about to do No. 3. Should we? [Read More]
Commentary: Missing forest for trees, in midst of fire Commentary: Missing forest for trees, in midst of fire
17 hours ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“The West must shift from reactive to proactive, from crisis management to crisis prevention.” The target of this advice, given by Aram I Keshishian of the Armenian Apostolic Church, was Washington, D.C., but it also happens to be good counsel for the average citizen. [Read More]
Commentary: Farewell to the iPod
17 hours ago - - MICHAEL HILTZIK
Quietly, even stealthily, Apple last week brought about that moment that many of its most loyal followers dreaded would happen: It killed off the iPod. [Read More]
Commentary: Throw the bums out Commentary: Throw the bums out
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
When Roger Goodell was growing up here in Washington, D.C., he had the best possible example of moral leadership: his father. [Read More]
Commentary: A delay does not a hero make Commentary: A delay does not a hero make
2 days ago - - JAY AMBROSE
President Barack Obama wanted to try out another experiment in unilateral government, was persuaded it would hurt Democrats in the coming election, and backed up. [Read More]
Commentary: Christie takes gamble on the games
2 days ago -
The gambling industry in New Jersey is in deep trouble. Five of Atlantic City’s major casinos are closing or threatening to close before the end of the year. [Read More]
POLITICALLY  UNCORRECTED: Two years, two men, two elections POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Two years, two men, two elections
3 days ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
He had never held an elective office; yet, he won the Democratic primary against formidable opposition, even though he was not endorsed by his own political party. [Read More]
Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve never been a victim of domestic violence, but I’ve loved people who have been. I say “people” because some of the victims have been men, despite the general “Burning Bed” stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. [Read More]
Commentary: The inflation cult persists Commentary: The inflation cult persists
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Wish I’d said that! Early last week, Jesse Eisinger of Pro Publica, writing on The Times’ DealBook blog, compared people who keep predicting runaway inflation to “true believers whose faith in a predicted apocalypse persists even after it fails to materialize.” [Read More]
Commentary: Second thoughts on immigration
3 days ago -
On June 30, President Obama ordered Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to recommend actions he could take “within my existing legal authorities” to fix immigration. [Read More]
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