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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: Welcome to bad air days Commentary: Welcome to bad air days
10 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Many people voted for Donald Trump because they believed his promises that he would restore what they imagine were the good old days — the days when America had lots of traditional jobs mining coal and producing manufactured goods. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I grew up with “Saturday Night Live.” When it debuted in 1975, I was a high school freshman and I looked a little bit like Emily Litella with her eyeglasses and unkempt hair. For that reason alone, she endeared herself to me. [Read More]
Commentary: Who's to blame for fake news? Commentary: Who's to blame for fake news?
10 weeks ago -
While we in America waste the right to a free press, half a world away, the right is so precious that people routinely risk their lives to support it. [Read More]
Commentary: The leader of post-fact world Commentary: The leader of post-fact world
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
There is almost nothing real about “reality TV.” All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like “The Bachelor” or “Celebrity Apprentice” are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump’s previous claim to fame. [Read More]
Commentary: It's been nice talking with me Commentary: It's been nice talking with me
10 weeks ago -
Talking to yourself may seem a little shameful. But there’s no need for embarrassment. [Read More]
Commentary: U.S.-Israel relations to improve Commentary: U.S.-Israel relations to improve
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
The consensus in Israel is that the relationship between the Jewish state and the United States is going to improve in a Trump administration, says Zalman Shoval, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. [Read More]
Commentary: Rethinking Trump's key adviser Commentary: Rethinking Trump's key adviser
11 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we will be reflecting upon the most important job a president must fill to keep our homeland and our planet as safe as possible. [Read More]
Commentary: Identity politics and a dad's loss Commentary: Identity politics and a dad's loss
11 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
This fall I sat down in Tulsa, Okla., with a black pastor whose unarmed son, Terence Crutcher, had been shot dead on the street by a white police officer. [Read More]
Commentary: Say what, Al, Ivanka, Donald? Commentary: Say what, Al, Ivanka, Donald?
11 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Good for Al Gore for meeting with Donald Trump on Monday. Good for Ivanka Trump for inviting Gore to come in for a talk on climate change, and good for President-elect Trump for embracing the encounter. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Gov. Tom Wolf - Pennsylvanians can count on me AS I SEE IT: Gov. Tom Wolf - Pennsylvanians can count on me
11 weeks ago -
For years, Harrisburg has defended the status quo, and too often, special interests and the well-connected are put before Pennsylvania families and the middle class. [Read More]
Commentary: Hard lessons of Dec. 7, Sept. 11 Commentary: Hard lessons of Dec. 7, Sept. 11
11 weeks ago -
Many wars are remembered and battles commemorated. But only two dates on the calendar awaken recollections of a sneak attack on American territory by an undeclared enemy. [Read More]
Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future Commentary: Infrastructure key to state's future
11 weeks ago -
If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it’s the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation’s infrastructure. [Read More]
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