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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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RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped?
4 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 threat of Ebola. [Read More]
Commentary: American dream leaving America Commentary: American dream leaving America
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent). [Read More]
EDITORIALS ELSEWHERE
4 weeks ago -
Excerpts from recent editorials in U.S. newspapers: [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control?
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Think things can’t get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility? [Read More]
Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can’t get what they want. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew
4 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Ben Bradlee, who has died at the age of 93, did not so much edit The Washington Post as lead it. Other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything they could in the newspaper. That was not Bradlee’s way. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections — approximately 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it. [Read More]
Commentary: The best way to defeat Ebola Commentary: The best way to defeat Ebola
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard. [Read More]
Commentary: Who needs an Ebola czar? Commentary: Who needs an Ebola czar?
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
“Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar ... far away from us!” [Read More]
Commentary: Putin and the pope Commentary: Putin and the pope
5 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Reading the papers these days I find that the two world leaders who stir the most passion in me are Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. One is everything you’d want in a leader, the other everything you wouldn’t want. [Read More]
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