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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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Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
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Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]

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Commentary: Peanut butter on Trump team chins Commentary: Peanut butter on Trump team chins
7 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
For many years the famous Crystal Palace dinner theater in Aspen featured a cabaret song that every audience loved: “The Peanut Butter Affair.” [Read More]
Commentary: The information vaccuum Commentary: The information vaccuum
7 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Put aside, for a moment, the raging controversies over this or that aspect of Donald Trump, the Russians and the election. And then ask: What do we know about the allegation at the heart of the matter? [Read More]
Commentary: Trump driving Russia story. Commentary: Trump driving Russia story.
7 weeks ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
There may yet be an innocent explanation for all the conversations coming to light between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the government of Russia. But the way Trump and his team have responded to questions about the contacts sure hasn’t made them look innocent. Quite the contrary. [Read More]
Commentary: The Trump effect Commentary: The Trump effect
7 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Here are two scenarios. One: you are a retiree who in recent years has been concerned about the value of your stock portfolio. Suddenly, the value of your stocks and stock-based mutual funds surges, the Dow rising 1,000 points to record highs within weeks. [Read More]
Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy Commentary: Friction all a part of democracy
7 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s animosity toward the press may be softening somewhat as he bumps up against the reality that we in print used to remind politicians of every once in awhile: It doesn’t pay to get into a fight with someone who buys his ink by the barrel. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinics serve as safety net Commentary: Clinics serve as safety net
7 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
LEWISTON, Maine — She is 17 years old, has an alarming itch “down there” and has come to the family planning clinic because she doesn’t know where else to go. [Read More]
Commentary: Mad Trump, Happy W. Commentary: Mad Trump, Happy W.
8 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
And a huge sigh of relief went up in the land. The mad king could stay on script long enough to fake normality. The truculent sovereign could be yanked away, for a blessed hour, from Twitter to a teleprompter. [Read More]
Commentary: Bright path in a darkening world Commentary: Bright path in a darkening world
8 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
“Love is why God created the world.” It seems like quite a claim, especially if you consider the state of the world as viewed through TV news. Into these tumultuous times, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez offers “For Greater Things You Were Born,” a new pastoral letter. [Read More]
Commentary: Safe to eat: Logical labeling for expiration dates Commentary: Safe to eat: Logical labeling for expiration dates
8 weeks ago -
This newspaper is safe to read after the date printed; the news in it just won’t be as timely. Similarly, food is often safe to eat after the date on the package, just less tasty — and it may not even be that. [Read More]
Commentary: Rush to judgement on Attorney General Sessions unfair Commentary: Rush to judgement on Attorney General Sessions unfair
8 weeks ago -
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is at the center of Washington’s scandal-du-jour. The allegation: Sessions lied to Congress about contacts with Russia, which feeds into worries that the Trump campaign was somehow in bed with Vladimir Putin. [Read More]
Commentary: Goodbye spin, hello dishonesty Commentary: Goodbye spin, hello dishonesty
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
The latest big buzz is about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. It turns out that he lied during his confirmation hearings, denying that he had met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. In fact, he met twice with the Russian ambassador, who is widely reported to also be a key spymaster. [Read More]
Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump used a gathering of conservative activists to launch yet another missile attack against the news media. Unethical reporters “make up stories and make up sources,” he fumed. “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. [Read More]
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