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Opinion - Times Commentary

Leonhardt: John McCain faces a new test of his principles

Published Sep. 20 2017

It looks as if John McCain's Senate colleagues are going to test him once again. And the health insurance of...

Dionne: The priority is still to save Obamacare

Published Sep. 19 2017

Before supporters of universal health coverage get all wrapped up debating a single-payer system, they need to focus on a...

Ignatius: Iran nuclear deal imperfect, but don't scrap it

Published Sep. 18 2017

The Trump administration, already struggling with a big nuclear problem in North Korea, is about to raise another one by...


Friedman: Trump's folly

Published Sep. 17 2017

America faces two serious national security threats today that look wildly different but have one core feature in common —...

Krugman: Politicians, promises, and getting real

Published Sep. 16 2017

On Wednesday Donald Trump demanded that Congress move quickly to enact his tax reform plan.

Mason and Powell: Preserving Tennessee's clean energy tradition

Published Sep. 14 2017

Clean energy innovation has been an essential part of Tennessee's fabric for more than eight decades.

Loftin: Should we pity or punch Congress?

Published Sep. 9 2017

It's easy to criticize Congress.

Kristof: Google and sex traffickers like

Published Sep. 9 2017

Sex traffickers in America have the police and prosecutors pursuing them, but they do have one crucial (if secret) ally:...

Local clergy: Support DACA

Published Sep. 9 2017

As faith leaders in Chattanooga representing a diverse array of perspectives and traditions, we have been dismayed by President Trump's...

Collins: Our back-to-school quiz

Published Sep. 8 2017

Summer is so totally gone. We move on toward chilly weather, falling leaves and wow, Donald Trump is still...

Friedman: Many shades of the U.S. at war

Published Sep. 3 2017

I'm just back from visiting all of our key air bases in Iraq, Afghanistan and along the Persian Gulf, and...

Dionne: Why we can't think straight about government

Published Sep. 2 2017

One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates about what government is...


Kristof: There once was a great nation with an unstable leader

Published Aug. 29 2017

What happens when the people of a great nation gradually realize that their leader may not be, er, quite right...

Egan: What if Bannon is right?

Published Aug. 28 2017

In normal times, you could bank the bet that a man who was a Russian stooge, gave comfort to neo-Nazis...

Friedman: From Kabul to Baghdad, my bird's-eye view

Published Aug. 27 2017

I just spent eight days traveling with the Air Force to all of its key forward bases in Afghanistan, Iraq,...

Kristof: We're journalists, not the enemy

Published Aug. 25 2017

Sigh. If only President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis as passionately and sincerely as he castigates journalists.

Krugman: What will Trump do to American workers?

Published Aug. 22 2017

With Steve Bannon out of the White House, it's clearer than ever that President Donald Trump's promise to be a...

Bruni: The week when President Trump resigned

Published Aug. 21 2017

As the worst week in a cursed presidency wound down, I spotted more and more forecasts that Donald Trump would...

Friedman: Charlottesville, ISIS and Us

Published Aug. 20 2017

I've been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am traveling around the Arab world and Afghanistan with the...

Ignatius: Russia reaps blowback from covert campaign

Published Aug. 19 2017

The Kremlin is still issuing cocky statements accusing the U.S. of "political schizophrenia" in its response to Russian hacking.

Sohn: Let Trump race-shock give way to resolve

Published Aug. 18 2017

Stop with the shock talk, already.


Bruni: Can't eclipse the American spirit

Published Aug. 17 2017

But you can snag a room this coming Sunday and Monday for only $1,211 a night, according to my recent...

Dionne: Standing up for liberal democracy

Published Aug. 15 2017

What is the single most important issue before us?