Opinion

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Kasich and Hickenlooper: A two-party approach to health care

The fate of America’s health care system, the focus of our nation’s most important – and most heavily politicized – public policy debate is in the hands of the Senate, where senators get their turn...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Bruni: For more and more Americans, I’m okay and you’re evil

In denouncing the hatred that brought bloodshed to a baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, some people went ahead and spread more of it. Rush Limbaugh, take a bow. You called the shooter “a...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Brooks: Let’s not get carried away

I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business)...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Douthat: This era is crazy, but not as crazy as we may think

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball field in suburban Virginia is that the motivations of the shooter were unusual. By which I mean that,...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Samuelson: Rise of postindustrial society linked to anger

WASHINGTON – Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Cohen: Social norms fraying in America

The moment seemed too surreal to believe. On May 24, on the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s only U.S. House seat, GOP nominee Greg Gianforte was being pressed by a reporter. Ben Jacobs...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Sullivan: Is Trump coverage negative? That’s the wrong question

The New York Daily News front page on Friday morning screamed “LIAR” in huge type over a photo of President Donald Trump. USA Today’s banner headline seconded the motion: “Comey calls Trump a...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Craig: We must stop treating each other like the enemy

As we venture deeper into the new realities of a Donald Trump presidency, many people across this great country are still feeling anger and resentment toward one another in the wake of a very messy...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Thompson: Can Zinke shrink Bears Ears?

Following six weeks of intense nationwide debate, and after more than 150,000 public comments, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on June 12 released his interim report on the Trump administration’s...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Shocking reminder that the toxic tone must change

WASHINGTON — There was an eerie silence in the House chamber when the gavel fell to open Wednesday morning’s session. This was supposed to be the time for “morning-hour” speeches, those short...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Bruni: The mortification of Jeff Sessions

The appearance of Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday didn’t bring us much closer to understanding what did or didn’t happen between Donald Trump and the Russians, or...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Leonhardt: The halfhearted oppostion to the GOP’s health care bill

The Republican health care bill now sneaking its way through the Senate has a good chance of becoming law, even though it would do miserable damage. And it has a good chance partly because some of...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed