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Commentary: Three expensive milliseconds Commentary: Three expensive milliseconds
20 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. [Read More]
Commentary: Whether it's bikes or bytes, teens are teens Commentary: Whether it's bikes or bytes, teens are teens
20 hours ago - - DANAH BOYD
If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary leans on Bill, Barack Commentary: Hillary leans on Bill, Barack
20 hours ago - - BYRON YORK
Recently Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn’t have one. [Read More]
Commentary: A Wit for All Seasons Commentary: A Wit for All Seasons
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear. I remember him coming into the makeup room to remind me that he was going to be in character as a jerk. [Read More]
Commentary: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby Commentary: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. [Read More]
Commentary: Kathleen Sebelius is scapegoat Commentary: Kathleen Sebelius is scapegoat
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. ..." [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: GOP softening on immigration? RED-BLUE AMERICA: GOP softening on immigration?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a new weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the issue of illegal immigration. [Read More]
Commentary: Go ahead, Putin, make my day Commentary: Go ahead, Putin, make my day
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
So the latest news is that President Vladimir Putin of Russia has threatened to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev doesn’t pay its overdue bill, and, by the way, Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 percent of gas consumption for Europe. [Read More]
Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis' Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis'
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brushstrokes about foreigners. Actually, they were more like a bullfighter’s red cape, or scarlet blood in the water. [Read More]
Commentary: Health care nightmares Commentary: Health care nightmares
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
When it comes to health reform, Republicans suffer from delusions of disaster. They know, just know, that the Affordable Care Act is doomed to utter failure, so failure is what they see, never mind the facts on the ground. [Read More]
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