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Opinion - Times Commentary

Bruni: The amputee who showed everyone

Published Sep. 20 2018

When he was 4 his mother found him in the kitchen with a knife. He was summoning the nerve to...

Ignatius: The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is dead

Published Sep. 20 2018

This month commemorates two pinnacles for the benign, naive superpower that was America, both involving our now-lost role as Middle...

Leonhardt: We're measuring the economy all wrong

Published Sep. 19 2018

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television...


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Friedman: 'Anonymous' is hiding in plain sight

Published Sep. 16 2018

More and more, I wonder if the disgruntled senior Trump administration official who wrote the anonymous op-ed in The New...

Egan: The secret to cracking Trump's base

Published Sep. 14 2018

We know that Donald Trump, the first president without a pet since James K. Polk, appears to hate dogs. And...

Ignatius: A portrait of a president who places image over principle

Published Sep. 13 2018

Only a man who is deeply worried about his own strength would talk as much as Donald Trump does about...

Krugman: Democrats are credible on health care

Published Sep. 12 2018

Last week, Ted Cruz, the unexpectedly endangered Republican senator from Texas, warned that Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic opponent, would turn...

Dionne: The Kavanaugh hustle

Published Sep. 10 2018

Senate Republicans and President Trump share the same inclinations when it comes to one of the worst habits in our...

Friedman: Crazy poor Middle Easterners

Published Sep. 9 2018

I greatly enjoyed the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" because, beyond the many laugh lines, it reminded me of an important...

Collins: Senator, don't let the revolving door hit you on the way out

Published Sep. 7 2018

Jon Kyl has just been sworn in to take John McCain's empty seat in the Senate. Two ways of looking...

Krugman: Get sick, go bankrupt and die

Published Sep. 5 2018

Let's be honest: Despite his reputation as a maverick, John McCain spent most of his last decade being a very...

Goldberg: Trump's assault on Google

Published Sep. 4 2018

Last week, in the course of his morning rage-tweeting, Donald Trump denounced Google for having news results "RIGGED" against him,...

Krugman: For whom the economy grows

Published Sep. 3 2018

"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked. But hey, I'm an economist, so let me ask a somewhat different question: What's...

Rubin: How many norms can Trump and evangelical leaders break in one meeting?

Published Sep. 2 2018

The Washington Post reports: "In a closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders, President Trump on Monday warned of 'violence' from the...

Blow: The commander of fear

Published Sep. 1 2018

During the presidential campaign, in the spring of 2016, the Republican front-runner Donald Trump sat down for an interview with...

Navarette: San Diego congressman can't hold a candle to McCain

Published Sep. 1 2018

Current events being what they are, the death of John McCain is especially poignant for those of us in this...

Dionne: Can we escape 1968?

Published Aug. 31 2018

"Get the thing straight once and for all: The policeman isn't there to create disorder," said the late Mayor Richard...

Collins: Trump's swamp things

Published Aug. 31 2018

I cannot think of a better time to talk about draining the swamp.

Ignatius: The real importance of Trump's Mexico move

Published Aug. 29 2018

The best thing that can be said about President Trump's latest trade initiative is that it moves the U.S. back...

Bruni: Death in the Age of Narcissism

Published Aug. 29 2018

Just before and after John McCain's death Saturday, I read many tweets, Facebook posts and essays that beautifully captured his...

Blow: Opera of demons

Published Aug. 28 2018

Donald Trump has warped reality.

O'Brien: Trump learns the cost of one-way loyalty

Published Aug. 26 2018

"I'm going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people. We want top-of-the-line professionals."

Ignatius: Republicans have a last chance to show some guts and separate from Trump

Published Aug. 24 2018

"Waiting for the jury to come in" is a good description of what this August has felt like. We've all...