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Opinion - Times Commentary

Friedman: Coal museum sees future; Trump doesn't

Published Apr. 23 2017

Did you catch this gem on from April 6? "The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, owned by Southeast...

Dionne: Our government is not a Trump property

Published Apr. 22 2017

Two issues are paramount in American politics. The first is whether President Donald Trump will get away with his arrogant...

Collins: Paging the Trump Armada

Published Apr. 21 2017

Let's consider the case of the wrong-way warships.

Ignatius: Donald Trump could learn from Harry Truman

Published Apr. 19 2017

The only modern president who rivaled Donald Trump in his lack of preparation for global leadership was Harry Truman. Both...

Friedman: Why Is Trump fighting ISIS in Syria?

Published Apr. 16 2017

The Trump foreign policy team has been all over the map on what to do next in Syria — topple...

Ignatius: Trump gets a taste of success

Published Apr. 15 2017

For a reminder of how new administrations can quickly get into trouble in foreign policy, consider that Monday marks the...

Collins: Trump versus the Love Gov

Published Apr. 14 2017

Our question for today is: How does Donald Trump compare to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, the now-famous "Love Gov"?

Dionne: Syria and the obligations of Trump's critics

Published Apr. 12 2017

On Aug. 20, 1998, American Tomahawk cruise missiles hit sites in Afghanistan and Sudan in retaliation for attacks on U.S....

Egan: The soul of a corporation

Published Apr. 10 2017

We know from an infamous Supreme Court ruling that corporations are people. They may be heartless, like the pharmaceutical company...

Friedman: Trump's real-world Syria lesson

Published Apr. 9 2017

With each passing day our new president is discovering that every big problem he faces is like Obamacare — if...

Bruni: Jared Kushner, man of steel

Published Apr. 8 2017

Why don't we just stitch him a red cape, put him in spandex, affix a stylized "S" to his chest...

Dionne: The Supreme Court as political machine

Published Apr. 7 2017

WASHINGTON — Why did Democrats filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch? Because they've had enough with the politics of power grabbing and...

Ignatius: On Syria, Trump confronts a moral test

Published Apr. 7 2017

Even for a president who advertised his coldblooded pragmatism, the moral dimensions of leadership find a way of penetrating the...

Leonhardt: How to end the politicization of the courts

Published Apr. 5 2017

Mainstream news coverage has a hard time making subtle distinctions between the behavior of the two political parties.

Krugman: Trump is wimping out on trade

Published Apr. 4 2017

During the campaign, Donald Trump talked loudly and often about how he was going to renegotiate the United States' "horrible...

Torpy: I-85 collapse might not be as bad as feared -- we hope

Published Apr. 4 2017

Minutes after I-85's spectacular collapse Thursday, a fellow named Carlos summed it up for us on Twitter: "So a big...

Friedman: Trump is a Chinese agent

Published Apr. 2 2017

The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Donald Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That's all a smoke...

Krugman: Coal Country is a state of mind

Published Apr. 1 2017

West Virginia went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in November — in fact, he beat Hillary Clinton by almost a 3-1...

Dionne: Drowning out the working class

Published Apr. 1 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Whatever happened to the interests of the working class? Weren't they supposed to be front and center...

Collins: Trump remembers the ladies

Published Mar. 31 2017

Women's History Month is coming to an end. Donald Trump must be absolutely exhausted.

Loftin: 'Scorched earth' approach unworkable in government

Published Mar. 29 2017

House Republicans failed spectacularly last week trying to repeal Obamacare, in part because President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan evidently...


Dionne: The lessons Trump and Ryan failed to learn from history

Published Mar. 28 2017

If President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., had paid attention to Mitt Romney, they could have avoided...

Dowd: Donald, this I will tell you

Published Mar. 28 2017

Dear Donald,