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Commentary: It's time to end political dark money Commentary: It's time to end political dark money
20 hours ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
With its gush of deceptive, distorting video ads, Campaign 2014 has at least given us this: three out of the four branches of Washington's governance clearly have seen the light about dark money in politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam Commentary: Islamic State and Vietnam
20 hours ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
In May, I visited Vietnam and met with university students. After a week of being love-bombed by Vietnamese, who told me how much they admire America, want to work or study there and have friends and family living there, I couldn’t help but ask myself: “How did we get this country so wrong?" [Read More]
Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
2 days ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what may be the most important branch of our government, the judiciary. [Read More]
Commentary: More influence than numbers Commentary: More influence than numbers
2 days ago - - MICHAEL SMERCONISH
Pew Research Center just released data from its yearlong look at polarization, a follow-up to the June release of its largest survey ever on American politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Help for Middle East Christians Commentary: Help for Middle East Christians
2 days ago - - CAL THOMAS
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare a factor in elections Commentary: Obamacare a factor in elections
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideology and investment Commentary: Ideology and investment
3 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped?
4 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the threat of Ebola. [Read More]
Commentary: American dream leaving America Commentary: American dream leaving America
4 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent). [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control?
5 days ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Think things can’t get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility? [Read More]
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