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Opinion - Times Commentary

Dionne: Giving thanks for, yes, journalism

Published Nov. 23 2017

Thanksgiving is a splendid holiday, but also a useful one. It reminds us that gratitude is a virtue. We owe...

Marcus: Are we now at risk of overreacting to sexual harassment?

Published Nov. 21 2017

The national debate over sexual harassment and sexual assault has reached an important and precarious moment as it shifts from...

Friedman: China could sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

Published Nov. 19 2017

There is a saying — "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there" — and...


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Egan: We're with stupid

Published Nov. 18 2017

It would be much easier to sleep at night if you could believe that we're in such a mess of...

Loftin: When will governing begin with this administration?

Published Nov. 18 2017

Following the end of World War II, Republican and Democratic parties embraced two key principles.

Collins: Taxes! Trump! Turkey!

Published Nov. 17 2017

Donald Trump is back from Asia. What do you think he'll be doing next?

Marcus: How 'Fiddler on the Roof' explains the GOP tax bill

Published Nov. 17 2017

The supposed price tag for the Republican tax bill is $1.5 trillion over 10 years. Republicans would have you believe...

Krugman: The next generation of Republican class warfare

Published Nov. 15 2017

The other day, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, admitted to The New York Times that he "misspoke" when he...

Blow: Siding with the enemy

Published Nov. 14 2017

Consider the strategic and historical magnitude of what "President" Donald Trump said last week: He said that he believed the...

Dionne: Trump's real constituency is the super rich

Published Nov. 14 2017

The focus on President Trump's political strength among white working-class voters distracts from a truth that may be more important:...

Goldberg: Revenge of the Obama Coalition

Published Nov. 11 2017

In his book "Active Faith: How Christians Are Changing the Soul of American Politics," former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed...

Friedman: Saudi prince is a young man in a hurry

Published Nov. 10 2017

To understand the upheaval that is taking place in Saudi Arabia today, you have to start with the most important...


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Blow: The new Democratic Party

Published Nov. 8 2017

A year ago this week, America made what I believe history will record as one of the greatest electoral mistakes...

Ignatius: Saudi crown prince shows his iron fist in risky power play

Published Nov. 8 2017

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he's cracking down on corruption. But the sweeping arrests of Cabinet ministers...

Friedman: Trump, Niger and connecting the dots

Published Nov. 5 2017

It is easy to ignore the recent story of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger, the giant state in central...

Dionne: Trump, the GOP and the autocrat's playbook

Published Nov. 3 2017

Democracies sometimes collapse suddenly. More typically, they waste away.

Kristof: Robert Mueller is in the crosshairs

Published Nov. 3 2017

We may shortly be facing a national crisis. President Donald Trump's base is egging him on to undertake his own...

Kristof: Trump's most enduring legacy may be cancer, infertility and damaged brains

Published Oct. 31 2017

There is an image that shows what a common pesticide does to a child's brain.

Krugman: Trump's $700 Billion Gift to Wealthy Foreigners

Published Oct. 30 2017

Why is Donald Trump planning to give away $700 billion — that's billion, with a "b" — to foreigners, no...

Zakaria: China sees opportunity in America's declines

Published Oct. 30 2017

China signaled that it now sees itself as the world's other superpower, positioning itself as the alternative, if not rival,...

Friedman: Last general standing guard

Published Oct. 29 2017

And then there was one.


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Collins: Trapped on an island with Trump

Published Oct. 27 2017

It's a tough time for Republicans.

Loftin: Trump's leadership void is collapsing the GOP

Published Oct. 27 2017

No matter where your political loyalties lie, the sight of the Republican party at war with itself is an alarming...