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Commentary: Walmart's visible hand Commentary: Walmart's visible hand
1 day ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In February, Walmart, America’s largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's red meat auditions for 2016 Commentary: GOP's red meat auditions for 2016
1 day ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The fervent Republicans who throng the Conservative Political Action Conference every year aren’t representative of the American electorate. They aren’t even representative of the GOP electorate. For four of the last five years, their straw poll for president has chosen Rand Paul or Ron Paul. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment? Red-Blue America: Is pipeline veto good for environment?
2 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on President Obama's decision to veto a Republican-backed bill to approve construction of the 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. [Read More]
Commentary: The two Israels Commentary: The two Israels
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
NEGEV DESERT, Israel — For generations, Americans and others have been donating trees to Israel through the Jewish National Fund. [Read More]
Editorial Roundup: Pipeline veto signals Obama's growing isolation
3 days ago -
White House aides are whispering that President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline authorization bill signals a new phase of his presidency, and we suppose they’re right. [Read More]
Commentary: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic Commentary: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When I was about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called “The Man Without A Country.” It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale. [Read More]
Commentary: Trade is good for America Commentary: Trade is good for America
3 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
There is a very short list of topics on which the Democratic president and the Republican Congress might actually cooperate. In fact, the list might contain only one item. [Read More]
Commentary: What Greece has won Commentary: What Greece has won
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
After much drama, the new Greek government has reached a deal with its creditors. This past week, the Greeks filled in some details on how they intend to meet the terms. So how did it go? [Read More]
Commentary: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS Commentary: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS
4 days ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s the Ebola panic all over again. Except they’re calling it ISIS this time. OMG! OMG! We’re all going to die! [Read More]
Commentary: Environmental voices in Obama's ear Commentary: Environmental voices in Obama's ear
4 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
In the South they ask, “Who’s your daddy?” In the North, “Where did you go to college?” [Read More]
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