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Commentary: Why Putin doesn't respect us Commentary: Why Putin doesn't respect us
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Just as we’ve turned the coverage of politics into sports, we’re doing the same with geopolitics. There is much nonsense being written about how Vladimir Putin showed how he is “tougher” than Barack Obama and how Obama now needs to demonstrate his manhood. [Read More]
Commentary: The world according to Putin Commentary: The world according to Putin
7 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In a week that swept us from the made-for-Hollywood uncertainty of Oscar night to the real-world uncertainty of Russia’s brinksmanship in Ukraine, we are giving fiction’s T.S. Garp the day off to screen an updated feature of his classic: “The World According to Putin.” [Read More]
Commentary: Should parents protect their sons from football? Commentary: Should parents protect their sons from football?
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Disclosure: I am not a parent. But it’s easy to understand and sympathize with the dilemma faced by mothers and fathers of strapping boys who are avid to play football on their junior high, high school or college teams. [Read More]
Commentary: Focus on economy could boost GOP Commentary: Focus on economy could boost GOP
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Most Americans think the economy is still bad and that President Obama is doing a poor job handling it. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ukrainian chcess board
7 weeks ago -
Russia has produced innumerable chess grandmasters, and its president for life, Vladimir Putin, is no exception. Picture him brooding silently over the geopolitical chessboard as he planned his latest move — the weekend’s swift, stunning, and unprovoked invasion of Crimea. [Read More]
Commentary: Let them eat cake Commentary: Let them eat cake
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” [Read More]
Commentary: The inflation obsession Commentary: The inflation obsession
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Recently the Federal Reserve released transcripts of its monetary policy meetings during the fateful year of 2008. And boy, are they discouraging reading. [Read More]
Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful Commentary: Inattention to foreign affairs harmful
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
As he faces the perhaps the most significant foreign policy crisis of his presidency, it has become abundantly clear that Barack Obama's lack of attention to the nation's overseas interests has seriously damaged America's global position. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Groundhog Day' as a romance Commentary: 'Groundhog Day' as a romance
7 weeks ago - - JOANNA WEISS
When I learned that Harold Ramis died last week, I reacted the way I’m guessing many others did: By queueing up “Groundhog Day.” [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should e-cigarettes be regulated? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should e-cigarettes be regulated?
7 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 use of e-cigarettes. [Read More]
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