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Read a variety of opinions and commentaries from across the political spectrum by popular syndicated columnists daily on The Indiana Gazette Online.

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Commentary: It takes a mentor Commentary: It takes a mentor
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
With millions of students returning to school — both K-12 and college — this is a good time to review the intriguing results of some research that Gallup did over the past year, exploring the linkages between education and long-term success in the workplace. [Read More]
Commentary: Will Dems embrace filibuster? Commentary: Will Dems embrace filibuster?
3 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
During Harry Reid’s tenure as majority leader, there has been no dirtier word in the Senate than “filibuster.” [Read More]
Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise Commentary: Arrogance led to McDonnell's demise
3 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Most politicians, I’m convinced, believe they can talk their way out of anything. Whether it is arrogance, over-confidence or just plain stupidity, this trait often seems to lead them into disaster when facing serious legal challenges to their conduct in office. [Read More]
Commentary: Scots, what the heck? Commentary: Scots, what the heck?
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Next week Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. [Read More]
Commentary: When whites just don't get it, Part 2 Commentary: When whites just don't get it, Part 2
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In my recent column, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It,” I took aim at what I called “smug white delusion” about race relations in America, and readers promptly fired back at what they perceived as a smugly deluded columnist. [Read More]
Commentary: The McDonnell verdict Commentary: The McDonnell verdict
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia. [Read More]
Commentary: Instant communication changed us
3 weeks ago -
At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books RED-BLUE AMERICA: History books
3 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 history books. [Read More]
Commentary: Mr. Washington goes to Wall Street
3 weeks ago -
For people wondering how close the relationship is between Washington and Wall Street, look no further than former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s new job. [Read More]
Commentary: Leading from within Commentary: Leading from within
3 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
I don’t know what action will be sufficient to roll back both the Islamic State militant group and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, but I do know what’s necessary. [Read More]
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