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Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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]
Editorial Roundup
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Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
One time, my wife and I went walking near a pasture where nine mares grazed. I knew them all by name. Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the herd stampeded. But what were they running from? [Read More]
Commentary: The case for low idealism Commentary: The case for low idealism
2 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you came of political age during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Maybe you were swept up in the idealism. But now you’ve seen an election driven by hope give way to an election driven by fear. [Read More]
Commentary: We're living in depressed times Commentary: We're living in depressed times
3 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Some people I know refuse to watch the news or read the papers these days, and who can blame them? The headlines are depressing and no one seems to be in charge. [Read More]
Commentary: New light shed on old secrets Commentary: New light shed on old secrets
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a powerful and Pulitzer-worthy scoop, the New York Times has just revealed a new outrage upon America’s sense of decency — by catching government officials in the act of breaking faith with the men and women who volunteered to fight for us in faraway lands. [Read More]
Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East Commentary: An inevitability in Middle East
3 days ago - - JOHN CRISP
At the end of September, two adjacent columns on the New York Times website pointed toward an inescapable conclusion, expressed in the last two sentences of the second column, which we will get to in a moment. [Read More]
Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis? Commentary: A pump war by U.S., Saudis?
4 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other? [Read More]
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