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Opinion - Times Commentary

Dionne: Trump and Bannon are the 'corporatists'

Published Feb. 27 2017

Just when you despair that only chaos animates the Trump administration, along comes Steve Bannon, the White House ideologue, to...

Friedman: Meet the 5 Trump administrations

Published Feb. 26 2017

It should be clear by now that there are five different Trump administrations swirling before our eyes -- Trump Entertainment,...

Kristof: Fight Trump, not his voters

Published Feb. 25 2017

A few days ago, I blithely tweeted a warning that Democrats often sound patronizing when speaking of Trump voters. That...

Collins: Trump is bad for water and puppies

Published Feb. 24 2017

And now, things that are Really Happening in the world of Donald Trump.

Bruni: Milo is the Mini-Donald

Published Feb. 23 2017

If you halved Donald Trump's age, changed his sexual orientation, gave him a British accent and fussed with his hair...

Kristof: What did Trump know, and when did he know it?

Published Feb. 19 2017

During the Watergate scandal, until now the most outrageous political scandal in American history, the crucial question was drawled by...

Collins: Well, Trump watchers, things could be worse

Published Feb. 17 2017

I know a lot of you were saying in December that this administration wouldn't last a month. But I'll bet...

Bruni: Trump deserves Flynn

Published Feb. 16 2017

Donald Trump's zeal for extreme vetting has one glaring exception, one gaping blind spot: his own administration.

Leonhardt: The struggle inside The Wall Street Journal

Published Feb. 15 2017

The most successful modern publisher of ideological journalism is Rupert Murdoch. He buys media properties, or starts new ones, and...

Blow: The power of disruption

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Trump resistance movement is stretching its wings, engaging its muscles and feeling its power. It is large and strong...

Dionne: Jeff Sessions and the voting rights nightmare

Published Feb. 13 2017

WASHINGTON — When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren last week as she was reading Coretta Scott King's...

Gorman: This isn't the America my father died for

Published Feb. 13 2017

A long time ago, a scrappy kid from St. Louis, inspired by watching his big brother fight for a noble...

Friedman: Connecting Trump's dots

Published Feb. 12 2017

Every day, the president's behavior becomes more worrying. One day he demeans a federal judge who challenges him; the next...

Krugman: When the fire comes

Published Feb. 11 2017

What will you do when terrorists attack, or U.S. friction with some foreign power turns into a military confrontation? I...

Chattanooga Times endorses John L. Kerns for District 9

Published Feb. 9 2017

John L. Kerns is a man who's done his homework on city issues, and he's the best choice for voters...

Leonhardt: Tom Price, doctor of personal enrichment

Published Feb. 7 2017

Each year, a publication called Medscape creates a portrait of the medical profession. It surveys thousands of doctors about their...

Friedman: A concerned citizen's plea to America's business leaders

Published Feb. 5 2017

I am writing you today because it will soon become clear that you're going to need to do a job...

Krugman: Donald the Menace

Published Feb. 4 2017

For the past couple of months, thoughtful people have been quietly worrying that the Trump administration might get us into...

Bruni: The Supreme Court meets reality TV

Published Feb. 2 2017

You can take the man out of 'The Apprentice,' but you can't take 'The Apprentice' out of the man.

Leonhardt: Make China great again

Published Feb. 1 2017

America's rivals and enemies have enjoyed a very good 12 days.

Blow: No, Trump, not on our watch

Published Jan. 31 2017

When Barack Obama was in office, Republicans were apoplectic about his use of executive orders.


Friedman: Smart approaches, not strong-arm tactics, to jobs

Published Jan. 29 2017

I've actually been watching the early Trump presidency from London. (I would have gone to the moon, but I couldn't...

Ignatius: The weaknesses of Trump's wrecking-ball approach

Published Jan. 28 2017

President Trump's slash-and-burn actions in his first week have been dramatic, but dangerously lacking in a consensus of support, even...