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Opinion - Times Commentary

Dionne: A quiet revolution for decency

Published Feb. 16 2018

The split in American politics we may be missing is not left vs. right or pro-Trump vs. anti-Trump but normality...

Bruni: The Ivanka Trump of North Korea? Oh, please

Published Feb. 15 2018

It's not often that I'm offended on Ivanka Trump's behalf, but I now find myself in that exceedingly strange position....

Kristof: President Trump, how is this man a danger?

Published Feb. 13 2018

President Donald Trump suggests that the aim of his crackdown on immigrants is to "defend Americans" from "savage," "worst of...

Dionne: The agony of the moderate left

Published Feb. 13 2018

It's not easy being on the moderate left these days. Politicians and activists committed to defending both liberal democracy and...

Goldberg: Rob Porter is Donald Trump's kind of guy

Published Feb. 12 2018

Last Wednesday, we learned that during a 2017 background check for the former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, his...

Friedman: Everyone is going all the way

Published Feb. 11 2018

It is hard to spend a week in Israel and not come away feeling that Israelis have the wind at...

Kristof: If Trump's so innocent, why act so guilty?

Published Feb. 10 2018

President Donald Trump and Devin Nunes have been muddying the waters of the Russia investigation, so let's try to clarify...

Collins: Trump's worst watcher

Published Feb. 9 2018

Do you remember back when everybody thought John Kelly was going to calm down the Trump White House?

Dionne: The problem with Trump's parade

Published Feb. 9 2018

Military parades, "treasonous" opponents — do you sense a pattern here?

Goldberg: Go ahead, criticize #MeToo

Published Feb. 7 2018

During the 2016 presidential campaign, I went to Donald Trump rallies in the Midwest, the South and on the East...

Krugman: Has Trumphoria finally hit a wall?

Published Feb. 7 2018

When talking about stock markets, there are three rules you have to remember. First, the stock market is not the...

Blow: Constitutional crisis in slow motion

Published Feb. 6 2018

Donald Trump will destroy this entire country - its institutions and its safeguards, the rule of law and the customs...

Dionne: Nunes paves Trump's road to autocracy

Published Feb. 5 2018

The autocratic leader lies and then falsely charges his opponents with lying. He politicizes institutions that are supposed to be...

Friedman: Can crazy still keep the peace between Israel and Iran?

Published Feb. 4 2018

Who knew that the future of warfare would present itself with such serene beauty — like one of those warm...

Egan: The Stormy Daniels presidency

Published Feb. 3 2018

Well before The Wall Street Journal reported that a porn star with the meteorological name of Stormy Daniels was paid...

Stephens: What if Clinton had done all this?

Published Feb. 2 2018

Late last year, Tom Nichols, a professor at the Naval War College and a NeverTrump conservative, proposed a little thought...

Collins: Trump's birth control problems

Published Feb. 2 2018

Does Donald Trump actually believe in contraception?

Bruni: The fictitious State of Trump's fantastical Union

Published Feb. 1 2018

The word that came to mind most often as I watched Donald Trump deliver his first State of the Union...

Krugman: Bubble, bubble, fraud and trouble

Published Jan. 31 2018

The other day my barber asked me whether he should put all his money in bitcoin. And the truth is...

Robinson: Trump is trying to 'Make America White Again'

Published Jan. 31 2018

President Trump's immigration proposal reveals what he has been after all along: an end to family-based immigration and the "lottery...

Robinson: The president and the porn star

Published Jan. 29 2018

Wait, back up a minute. We just zoomed past a story that would have been a five-alarm scandal for any...

Krugman: The economics of dirty old men

Published Jan. 29 2018

As a candidate, Donald Trump talked incessantly about international trade and how he was going to make America great again...

Friedman: The tweet Trump could never send Tehran

Published Jan. 28 2018

After violent protests recently exploded across Iran, President Donald Trump vowed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama by openly...