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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]
Commentary: From the pyramid to the square Commentary: From the pyramid to the square
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
The Egyptian strongman, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, was recently in Moscow visiting with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. Putin reportedly offered el-Sissi $2 billion in arms — just what a country like Egypt, where half the women can’t read, needs. [Read More]
Commentary: The bigotry that killed Arizona's 'conscience law' Commentary: The bigotry that killed Arizona's 'conscience law'
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: ... [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Game changer or game over? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Game changer or game over?
8 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Is he a game changer or is his game merely over? After the late entry of Jack Wagner, no question looms larger, at the moment, in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race. [Read More]
Commentary: 11 seconds of exercise won't do it
8 weeks ago -
More than one in three people in the United States is obese, the category beyond overweight, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. [Read More]
Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal Commentary: Fate of TPP no big deal
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Everyone knows that the Obama administration’s domestic economic agenda is stalled in the face of scorched-earth opposition from Republicans. And that’s a bad thing: The U.S. economy would be in much better shape if Obama administration proposals like the American Jobs Act had become law. [Read More]
Commentary: The triumph of TARP Commentary: The triumph of TARP
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
One of our favorite political stories took place during Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964. A friend was standing outside a Goldwater rally when a woman burst from the room, tears streaming down her face. [Read More]
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