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Opinion - Times Commentary

Rampell: The United States is mortgaging its future

Published Apr. 23 2018

American exceptionalism has meant many things over the years, often referring to our spirit and commitment to individual liberty.

Friedman: The real next war in Syria: Iran vs. Israel

Published Apr. 22 2018

SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each...

Collins: Our gold-leaf presidency

Published Apr. 20 2018

Let's talk for a minute about Mar-a-Lago.

Dionne: Nikki Haley's SOS to the nation

Published Apr. 20 2018

"With all due respect, I don't get confused."

Blow: Dislike Comey, despise Trump

Published Apr. 17 2018

We are now in the midst of an epic clash between Donald Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey, neither...

Egan: Tax dollars for napping

Published Apr. 16 2018

Dear Government: Enclosed please find my 2017 tax form, and a check for the amount I owe, just ahead of...

Dionne: Paul Ryan's curdled idealism

Published Apr. 13 2018

Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down...

Ignatius: The internet has a bigger problem than the Facebook fiasco

Published Apr. 12 2018

A word of advice for Congress as it ponders new schemes for internet regulation after the "perp walk" this week...

Goldberg: Democrats, watch out on your left

Published Apr. 11 2018

During the 20 years that he has led the social democratic Working Families Party, Dan Cantor has waited for the...

Blow: The horror of being governed by 'Fox & Friends'

Published Apr. 10 2018

During the early days of the Obama administration, I did a few appearances on "Fox & Friends."

Dionne: The futility of Trump's politics of outrage

Published Apr. 10 2018

President Trump doubled down last week on his repulsive charge that immigrants from south of our border are "rapists."

Friedman: Is Putin a CIA agent?

Published Apr. 8 2018

Is Putin a CIA Agent?


Kristof: How to win an argument about guns

Published Apr. 8 2018

Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we're again mourning a shooting — this time at YouTube's headquarters — even as the drive for...

Blow: Trump is driven by fear

Published Apr. 6 2018

We now have a president whose actions are governed by emotions: envy, vanity, guilt, hatred and, chief among them, fear.

Bruni: Trump's perversion of leadership

Published Apr. 5 2018

No president in my lifetime has made me think as much about leadership as Donald Trump has. That's because no...

Dionne: The virtue of original sin liberalism

Published Apr. 2 2018

The searing political and social divides in our country encourage a search for the magic key. We want a Big...

Friedman: Facebook's problem — and ours

Published Apr. 1 2018

There is so much news these days that it's hard to distinguish one big story from another. But for me...

Krugman: Is it policy, or just reality TV?

Published Mar. 31 2018

The other day the Trump administration announced a new trade deal with South Korea. It also announced that President Donald...

Collins: Trump's visitor from outer space

Published Mar. 30 2018

Which would you rather have, a Donald Trump Wall or a Donald Trump Military Parade?

Ignatius: With Bolton, Trump's war cabinet is complete

Published Mar. 29 2018

John Bolton is a bit like the barking dog that finally catches the car: What does he do now?

Friedman: Get me back my turkey

Published Mar. 25 2018

Many years ago, the Israeli Bedouin expert Clinton Bailey told me a story about a Bedouin chief who discovered one...

Ignatius: Saudi crown prince would be wise to make friends outside the White House

Published Mar. 22 2018

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins his whirlwind promotional tour of America, it's important to assess what he...

Leonhardt: The myth of education skepticism

Published Mar. 22 2018

In Alabama's recent special Senate election, the progressive group Priorities USA was looking for ways to lift African-American voter turnout....