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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: Optimism in Trump's America Commentary: Optimism in Trump's America
2 hours ago - - BYRON YORK
President Trump’s job approval rating, 44 percent with a 48 percent disapproval rating in a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, makes him “the first president of the post-World War II era with a net negative approval rating in his first gauge of public opinion.” [Read More]
Commentary: The uses of outrage Commentary: The uses of outrage
2 hours ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Are you angry about the white nationalist takeover of the U.S. government? If so, you are definitely not alone. [Read More]
Commentary: Keep funds for art, public broadcasting Commentary: Keep funds for art, public broadcasting
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Bad times could be looming for public broadcasting and arts and cultural organizations as President Donald Trump weighs potentially crippling budget cuts. [Read More]
Commentary: Improving relations with press Commentary: Improving relations with press
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. [Read More]
Commentary: Fake savior's betrayal Commentary: Fake savior's betrayal
1 day ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Dear Trump Voters: You’ve been had. President Donald Trump sold you a clunker. Now that he’s in the White House, he’s betraying you — and I’m writing in hopes that you’ll recognize that betrayal and hold him accountable. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump vs. press: crazy, stupid love Commentary: Trump vs. press: crazy, stupid love
2 days ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here in Washington, D.C. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press. [Read More]
Commentary: America elected entrepreneur Commentary: America elected entrepreneur
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After listening to the entirety of President Donald Trump’s recent press conference and then reviewing the coverage of it, it’s obvious the media doesn’t understand and cannot accurately interpret his style and approach. Put simply, most people don’t understand how entrepreneurs think. [Read More]
Commentary: Death and tax cuts Commentary: Death and tax cuts
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Across the country, Republicans have been facing crowds demanding to know how they will protect the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and will lose it if the act is repealed. [Read More]
Commentary: Don’t kill law saving species Commentary: Don’t kill law saving species
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Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative Republicans taking complete control of the federal government: The Endangered Species Act is now itself endangered [Read More]
Commentary: Critics of Milo Yiannopoulos are hypocritical Commentary: Critics of Milo Yiannopoulos are hypocritical
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve often thought that some of the most vocal critics of child abuse really didn’t care as much as they pretended to care about abused and neglected children. [Read More]
Commentary: Medicaid errors Commentary: Medicaid errors
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“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789. But perhaps we should add improper government payments to that unfortunate list. [Read More]
Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach
4 days ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bob Michel, who died last week at 93, was elected to Congress from his hometown of Peoria, Ill., in 1956 and served for 38 years. As a young infantryman he had landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. [Read More]
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