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COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts' decisions on gay leaders not about the kids COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts' decisions on gay leaders not about the kids
19 hours ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Any Boy Scout can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure eight knots. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Trump roiling U.S. 2016 race COMMENTARY: Trump roiling U.S. 2016 race
19 hours ago -
As Donald Trump surges in the polls against his numerous rivals in the Republican Party, Hillary Clinton and her Democratic supporters must be smiling. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: U.S. will end Cuba embargo...someday COMMENTARY: U.S. will end Cuba embargo...someday
19 hours ago -
Someday, inevitably, the United States will end its embargo against Cuba. Normal diplomatic relations will resume. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Making real-world decisions COMMENTARY: Making real-world decisions
19 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
As Congress debates the deal forged by the United States and five other world powers to restrict Iran’s nuclear ambitions, many opponents are asking the wrong question: Is this a perfect deal that solves all of our problems with Tehran? [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Naked emperors of China COMMENTARY: Naked emperors of China
19 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Politicians who preside over economic booms often develop delusions of competence. [Read More]
Commentary: How to shut up disliked opinions Commentary: How to shut up disliked opinions
1 day ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Listen to what they say, look at what they do, and you will soon enough find public officials in this land whose ideology is progressive, whose regard for free speech is scant and whose willingness to indulge in tyrannies is plentiful. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice
1 day ago - - GENE LYONS
Not every fundamentalist is a right-winger. Crackpot utopianism and black-and-white thinking infect all social, political and religious movements. [Read More]
Commentary: Two cheers for capitalism Commentary: Two cheers for capitalism
1 day ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We are clearly heading toward another great debate about the nature of capitalism. Contemporary capitalism’s critics are becoming both bolder and more intellectually rigorous. Protests and discussions are sprouting up all over the place. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy AS I SEE IT: Natural gas powering our economy
2 days ago -
As most Pennsylvanians know, we are producing more natural gas than all but one other state, thanks to the prolific supplies of gas in the Marcellus and other formations. [Read More]
Commentary: Debates vs. debates Commentary: Debates vs. debates
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard. [Read More]
Commentary: Naysayers wrong about Iran deal Commentary: Naysayers wrong about Iran deal
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Mike Huckabee says President Barack Obama is using his nuclear deal to “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Mitt Romney describes it as a “generational calamity.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised Commentary: Trump strikes chord with disenfranchised
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
It isn’t hard to figure out what’s driving the so-called Donald Trump phenomenon that just prompted one-quarter of America’s likely Republican voters to say in a poll he’s the one they want to be our commander in chief. [Read More]
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