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Commentary: Nancy with the laughing face Commentary: Nancy with the laughing face
11 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. [Read More]
Commentary: Carson's endorsement truly puzzing Commentary: Carson's endorsement truly puzzing
11 weeks ago -
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson slept through most of the debates and a good part of the Republican nomination fight. [Read More]
Commentary: Hypocrisy on free speech Commentary: Hypocrisy on free speech
11 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
If politicians had to cease being hypocritical, there would be no politics, and for all its sins, we need politics. But if something as big as freedom of speech is on the line, maybe it’s time to use the H-word in reference to some of the guilty and to argue against vitiating the First Amendment. [Read More]
Commentary: The Sultan and the Salad Commentary: The Sultan and the Salad
11 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I used to love going to the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard, wandering its banana-leaf-patterned halls and communing with its glamorous ghosts and legends. [Read More]
Commentary: Government's business must be open Commentary: Government's business must be open
11 weeks ago -
Government must be held accountable. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's ascension was no accident Commentary: Trump's ascension was no accident
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Establishment Republicans who are horrified by the rise of Donald Trump might want to take a minute to remember the glitch heard round the world — the talking point Marco Rubio couldn’t stop repeating in a crucial debate, exposing him to devastating ridicule. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obamacare succeeding? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is Obamacare succeeding?
11 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 Obamacare. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: End Wolf's war on farm families AS I SEE IT: End Wolf's war on farm families
11 weeks ago -
Pennsylvania’s coat of arms dates to 1778. It’s that colorful symbol on our state flag. Prominent in the coat of arms is a shield displaying a ship — symbolizing trade; a plow — symbolizing our rich natural resources; and three sheaves of wheat — symbolizing our fertile fields. [Read More]
Commentary: Parties trip Trump, Bernie at own peril Commentary: Parties trip Trump, Bernie at own peril
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
So much for the party elites. So much for the super PACs. So much for the pollsters. So much for (many in) the media. Donald Trump’s and Bernie Sanders’ victories on Tuesday demonstrate dramatically how angry many voters are, and how dangerous it would be to try to thwart their candidates. [Read More]
Commentary: Trade and tribulation Commentary: Trade and tribulation
11 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Why did Bernie Sanders win a narrow victory in Michigan, when polls showed Hillary Clinton with a huge lead? Nobody really knows, but there’s a lot of speculation that Sanders may have gained traction by hammering on the evils of trade agreements. [Read More]
Commentary: Boy-abusing women no different than girl-abusing men Commentary: Boy-abusing women no different than girl-abusing men
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Life is unpredictable. Just ask Hillary Clinton. I mean, you wake up Tuesday morning planning to give a big electoral hug to Michigan, and you go to bed not caring if arsenic starts flowing through the tap water in Flint. You just never know how the day is going to pan out, so to speak. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Do Republicans need a fusion ticket? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Do Republicans need a fusion ticket?
11 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Super Tuesday the singular evolved into “Super Tuesdays” the plural, even coming to be called Super One, Super Two, etc. By this metric the primaries of March 1 and March 8 were Super One and Super Two — the upcoming Tuesday events will be Super Three. [Read More]
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