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Commentary: Support for Obamacare slipping Commentary: Support for Obamacare slipping
6 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Democrats have long believed Obamacare would become more popular once it was fully in place and Americans got a chance to see it up close. So why is Obamacare less popular now than a few months ago? Because it is fully in place and Americans have had a chance to see it up close. [Read More]
Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army” Commentary: “It takes an army to defeat an army”
6 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When liberal Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. [Read More]
Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete Commentary: NCAA and the myth of the student athlete
6 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
It may take a bit longer but it seems clear that college athletics is about to change dramatically and one of the most autocratic, often overbearing institutions ever conceived might never be the same. [Read More]
Commentary: Phosphorus and freedom Commentary: Phosphorus and freedom
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. [Read More]
Commentary: Back to Iraq for the U.S. Commentary: Back to Iraq for the U.S.
6 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obama about to be impeached?
6 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 Boychuk and Joel Mathis debate presidential impeachment. [Read More]
Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I always felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn’t that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson (take whatever inference you want from that). [Read More]
Commentary: Inequality is a drag Commentary: Inequality is a drag
6 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
For more than three decades, almost everyone who matters in American politics has agreed that higher taxes on the rich and increased aid to the poor have hurt economic growth. [Read More]
Commentary: Freedom from fear Commentary: Freedom from fear
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. She did her schoolwork after getting home at midnight, and is on track to receive her degree in social work next spring. [Read More]
Commentary: Taxes at fault, not 'corporate deserters'
6 weeks ago -
President Obama wants to lash “corporate deserters” — companies that move overseas to avoid U.S. taxes — with penalties and additional regulations. [Read More]
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