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RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should U.S. pay reparations? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Should U.S. pay reparations?
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 case for reparations [Read More]
Commentary: The political climate needs a change Commentary: The political climate needs a change
7 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
Food stamps have never been more popular, economic growth is in the doldrums, average household income remains in a slump, the work force is still shrinking, a third of everyone between 18 and 34 is living with parents, and President Barack Obama wants to make things worse. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When you practice immigration law, as I do, your idea of what it means to be “American” is both fluid and sacred. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Tom Wolf's real opponent in election POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Tom Wolf's real opponent in election
7 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Newly nominated Democrat Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett for Pennsylvania governor. And he is. But he is also running against history — a lot of it — all predicting that Wolf won’t defeat Corbett in the fall. [Read More]
Commentary: The climate domino Commentary: The climate domino
7 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Maybe it’s me, but the predictable right-wing cries of outrage over the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules on carbon seem oddly muted and unfocused. I mean, these are the people who managed to create national outrage over nonexistent death panels. [Read More]
Commentary: Governments hide, voters decide Commentary: Governments hide, voters decide
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Congress doesn’t do much these days, but here’s one bill that could command bipartisan support: a federal shield law protecting journalists against overzealous prosecutors. [Read More]
Commentary: Syria's sham vote
7 weeks ago -
Syrian President Bashar Assad has won a third term in office with 88.7 percent of the vote. [Read More]
Commentary: Even Turks don't know nation's future Commentary: Even Turks don't know nation's future
7 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
ANKARA, Turkey — It is easy to get swept up on a magic carpet when looking at Turkey. It is a stunning place for the visitor: hundreds of Greco-Roman sites, incredible ruins going back to when man first tried to do things standing up. [Read More]
Commentary: President Obama was right Commentary: President Obama was right
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Americans don’t have a common ancestry. Therefore, we have to work hard to build national solidarity. [Read More]
Commentary: What Greenwald gets wrong Commentary: What Greenwald gets wrong
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Earth to Glenn Greenwald: If you write a book slamming the New York Times, it’s naive to expect favorable treatment in the New York Times Book Review. Been there, done that. Twice, as a matter of fact. [Read More]
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