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Commentary: Social science palooza Commentary: Social science palooza
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A day without social science is like a day without sunshine. Fortunately, every morning Kevin Lewis of National Affairs magazine gathers recent social science findings and emails them out to the masses. You can go to the National Affairs website to see and sign up for his work, but, in the meantime, [Read More]
Commentary: My head's exploding
7 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Why can’t we? Who would have thought that Iraq imploding would give the mountebanks who tricked us into war a chance to rear their heads and seek rehabilitation — somehow grabbing onto the hellish spiral as proof that they were right in their original wrongness? [Read More]
Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July Commentary: Family activities for Fourth of July
7 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Happy Fourth of July! The Fourth is always a grand day to consider what a remarkable nation we live in. I’m not fond of the language of “American Exceptionalism,” the idea that our nation is a “shining city on a hill,” chosen by God for some profound spiritual purpose. [Read More]
Commentary: How 'reasonable' is Dems' plan? Commentary: How 'reasonable' is Dems' plan?
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
While much of Washington grapples with international crises, chronic economic troubles and upcoming midterm elections, Senate Democrats are steadily pushing forward with what they hope will become the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. [Read More]
Commentary: Charlatans, cranks and Kansas Commentary: Charlatans, cranks and Kansas
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It sharply slashed income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue. [Read More]
Commentary: Our arrogant president Commentary: Our arrogant president
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Obama appears to have forgotten — or ignored — why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn’t like. [Read More]
Commentary: Highway from buffer zone danger Commentary: Highway from buffer zone danger
7 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
Beware the old woman offering you love. That summed up some of the reaction to the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that struck down Massachusetts’ buffer-zone law, which kept women and men seeking to offer help, counsel and prayer to women entering abortion clinics ... [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can EPA stop climate change? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Can EPA stop climate change?
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 efforts to control climate change. [Read More]
Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters Commentary: Arsonists and firefighters
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
What’s the real fight in the Middle East today? Is it just sectarian (Sunnis versus Shiites) and national (Israelis versus Palestinians and Arabs versus Persians)? Or is it something deeper? [Read More]
COMMENTARY: The incompetence dogma of right COMMENTARY: The incompetence dogma of right
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Have you been following the news about Obamacare? The Affordable Care Act has receded from the front page, but information about how it’s going keeps coming in — and almost all the news is good. [Read More]
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