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Commentary: Halting the heroin scourge Commentary: Halting the heroin scourge
4 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Steve was guest-hosting “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR recently, and the topic was the nationwide upsurge in heroin addiction. The first caller was Stacy from New Albany, Ind. [Read More]
Commentary: How would GOP hopefuls respond? Commentary: How would GOP hopefuls respond?
4 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Will China’s stock crash trigger another global financial crisis? Probably not. Still, the big market swings of the past week have been a reminder that the next president may well have to deal with some of the same problems that faced George W. Bush and Barack Obama. [Read More]
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A federal budget straitjacket has set up another budget impasse between Congress and President Barack Obama. The House and Senate, under Republican leadership, have passed similar defense authorization bills that ease the squeeze. If their bills become law, the defense appropriations will follow. [Read More]
Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution? Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution?
5 hours ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
One of my favorite movies is “Jurassic Park.” Actually, that’s not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew’s favorite movies is “Jurassic Park,” which means we watch it on a loop, which means that unless I want to engage a therapist, I embrace my inner Tyrannosaurus rex and pretend it was enti [Read More]
Commentary: When ISIS rapists win Commentary: When ISIS rapists win
19 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The ISIS atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed consciousness of the world. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary hounded time and Times again Commentary: Hillary hounded time and Times again
19 hours ago - - GENE LYONS
At the expense of pedantry, here’s how a serious newspaper covers an important story: “Tom Brady hearing transcript details judge’s comments to NFL, NFLPA,” reads The Boston Globe headline. [Read More]
Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency Commentary: The man who redefined ex-presidency
19 hours ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Jimmy Carter, who has always been most at home in the backwaters of the world, was determined to come home to his own after a hard week’s groundwork as president-elect of the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons from the Virginia shooting Commentary: Lessons from the Virginia shooting
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The slaying of two journalists Wednesday as they broadcast live to a television audience in Virginia is still seared on our screens and our minds, but it’s a moment not only to mourn but also to learn lessons. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S., U.K. politics are mirror images Commentary: U.S., U.K. politics are mirror images
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
LONDON — It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. [Read More]
Commentary: Bonfire of the assets Commentary: Bonfire of the assets
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Normally, when your main geopolitical rivals are shooting themselves in both feet, the military manual says step back and enjoy the show. But I take little comfort in watching China burning money and Russia burning food, because in today’s interdependent world we’re all affected. [Read More]
Commentary: All eyes on Trump, but Cruz on rise Commentary: All eyes on Trump, but Cruz on rise
4 days ago - - BYRON YORK
Ted Cruz got a big boost in Iowa recently when the influential social conservative activist and radio host Steve Deace endorsed him. [Read More]
Commentary: A moveable glut Commentary: A moveable glut
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
What caused Friday’s stock plunge? What does it mean for the future? Nobody knows, and not much. [Read More]
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