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Commentary: Making Greek life safer at Penn State Commentary: Making Greek life safer at Penn State
1 day ago -
We’ve seen too many deaths related to dangerous drinking and hazing on campuses across the country. The horrific nature of Timothy Piazza’s death has further catalyzed a universal understanding that enough is enough. [Read More]
Commentary: Government needs to heal itself Commentary: Government needs to heal itself
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
Is there anyone who can point to the “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) and credibly claim it is accomplishing the goals set for it seven years ago? [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP rejects conservatism Commentary: The GOP rejects conservatism
1 day ago - - DAVID BROOKS
ASPEN, Colo. — There is a structural flaw in modern capitalism. Tremendous income gains are going to those in the top 20 percent, but prospects are diminishing for those in the middle and working classes. [Read More]
Commentary: Donald skunks the Democrats Commentary: Donald skunks the Democrats
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
WASHINGTON — You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”? [Read More]
Commentary: What happened to repeal and replace? Commentary: What happened to repeal and replace?
2 days ago -
There might be something funnier than congressional Democrats complaining about the Republican Obamacare “fix” being drafted in secret, but offhand we can’t think of what. Obamacare itself, don’t forget, was crafted in private. [Read More]
Commentary: Peace, retreat and inspiration Commentary: Peace, retreat and inspiration
2 days ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
DARIEN, CONN. — There are six sisters of the Order of the Most Holy Savior in the United States, and not one of them was born in this country. [Read More]
Commentary: Is there room for Confederacy? Commentary: Is there room for Confederacy?
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Arlington National Cemetery, it seems, is running out of space. A bugler might need to play taps for the holiest and most visited of the nation’s military resting places sometime around mid-century if the burial ground isn’t further expanded. [Read More]
Commentary: Woman who goaded boyfriend into suicide must pay Commentary: Woman who goaded boyfriend into suicide must pay
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
If you know me, you know someone very close to me committed suicide. If you don’t know me, all you have to do is Google “Christine Flowers” near “suicide” and you’ll have a concise history of my writings on the topic. [Read More]
Commentary: Needed pushback on feds' snooping Commentary: Needed pushback on feds' snooping
3 days ago -
Another day, another revelation about government abuses of surveillance powers and Americans’ privacy. Now, many in Congress are pushing back against such violations. [Read More]
Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America
3 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently. [Read More]
Commentary: The future has arrived Commentary: The future has arrived
3 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Just about everybody in Washington can agree on at least one thing: Partisan rancor is rising, while decency and civility in public life are declining. One key reason for that deeply damaging trend: Congressional districts are increasingly drawn to create safe seats for one party or the other. [Read More]
Commentary: 10 years later, iPhone owns us Commentary: 10 years later, iPhone owns us
4 days ago -
Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. [Read More]
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