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Commentary: On economic stupidity Commentary: On economic stupidity
8 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign famously focused on “the economy, stupid.” But macroeconomic policy — what to do about recessions — has been largely absent from this year’s election discussion. [Read More]
Commentary: Why electing women to political office matters Commentary: Why electing women to political office matters
8 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Millennial women shouted their views with their votes in New Hampshire, where almost 80 percent of them went for Bernie Sanders. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: America's quadrennial lunacy POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: America's quadrennial lunacy
8 hours ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Polls reveal it, politicians exploit it, and voters confirm it. Americans are angry — very angry. Indeed, voter anger may be the driving force in the 2016 presidential contest. [Read More]
Commentary: 2017 budget lacks fiscal responsibility Commentary: 2017 budget lacks fiscal responsibility
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When President Obama submitted his proposed budget one year ago, he claimed that he wanted to do away with the “mindless austerity” of the sequestration, which had provided some measure of limitation on government spending. [Read More]
Commentary: A reasonable range Commentary: A reasonable range
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China’s top economic planner said on Wednesday that the country’s 2015 economic growth rate was within a reasonable range. This has created enough room for policy maneuvers to underpin its ongoing transformation toward more consumption and innovation-driven growth. [Read More]
Commentary: Lent about discipline, transformation Commentary: Lent about discipline, transformation
23 hours ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
For millions of Catholics, Anglicans and even some Protestants, Wednesday was a day of prayer, fasting and confession. So here’s my confession: It’s been a while since I last made an appearance in a confessional. [Read More]
Commentary: Understanding the Bernie Bros Commentary: Understanding the Bernie Bros
23 hours ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes I think I learned more politically relevant lessons playing ball than anywhere else. [Read More]
Commentary: Livin' Sanders' Danish dream Commentary: Livin' Sanders' Danish dream
23 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
American capitalism has always been distinct from continental European capitalism. [Read More]
Commentary: That 'controversial' Doritos ad Commentary: That 'controversial' Doritos ad
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. [Read More]
Commentary: The GOP created Donald Trump Commentary: The GOP created Donald Trump
2 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The betting markets now say that the most likely Republican nominee for president is a man who mocks women, insults Latinos, endorses war crimes like torture, denounces party icons and favors barring people from the United States based on their religion. [Read More]
Commentary: Verdicts in New Hampshire present new dilemmas Commentary: Verdicts in New Hampshire present new dilemmas
3 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
New Hampshire’s primary voters have resoundingly presented America’s political parties with two unprecedented, very different dilemmas. [Read More]
Commentary: The many Mideast solutions Commentary: The many Mideast solutions
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In December at the Brookings Saban Forum on the Middle East, Atlantic magazine reporter Jeff Goldberg asked right-wing former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman this provocative question: [Read More]
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