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RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can people just 'stop being poor?' RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can people just 'stop being poor?'
5 weeks 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 idea of 'stop being poor.' [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats in distress Commentary: Democrats in distress
5 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Scott Brown, the Republican who admitted he wore pink leather shorts on his first date with his wife-to-be, is back. And Democrats are scared to death. [Read More]
Commentary: The old-time dog whistle Commentary: The old-time dog whistle
5 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
There are many negative things you can say about Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee and the GOP’s de facto intellectual leader. But you have to admit that he’s a very articulate guy, an expert at sounding as if he knows what he’s talking about. [Read More]
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6 weeks ago -
Charleston, W.Va., March 10, Charleston Daily Mail on how Marcellus gas can make the world a safer place: [Read More]
Commentary: The man who killed the SAT essay Commentary: The man who killed the SAT essay
6 weeks ago - - JOANNA WEISS
Les Perelman’s crusade against the SAT essay began in 2005. That’s when the new portion of the test was introduced: a 25-minute speed writing assignment, on such weighty-yet-vague topics as “philanthropy” and “progress,” designed to test high school students’ readiness for college. [Read More]
Commentary: Miss Pennsylvania USA celebrates real meaning of life Commentary: Miss Pennsylvania USA celebrates real meaning of life
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A few years ago, around the time Tim Tebow burst upon the scene with his Heisman trophy and his refreshing piety, the genuflecting Florida Gator made headlines when he starred in a controversial commercial with his mother. [Read More]
Commentary: An untimely fear of wages Commentary: An untimely fear of wages
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Four years ago, some of us watched with a mixture of incredulity and horror as elite discussion of economic policy went completely off the rails. [Read More]
Commentary: Pragmatists, purists and power Commentary: Pragmatists, purists and power
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — On one side are the pragmatists: Republicans who want to be part of the governing process and accept compromise as the price of participation. On the other are the purists, who prefer playing gadfly to governing and equate compromise with betrayal. [Read More]
Commentary: Feinstein's spying fear should include others
6 weeks ago -
Dianne Feinstein apparently didn’t care about government snooping until it happened to her. [Read More]
Commentary: SAT isn't perfect, but serves purpose Commentary: SAT isn't perfect, but serves purpose
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Helicopter parents, start your engines. They’re revising the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) again, and you know what that means. More weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. [Read More]
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