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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: It takes a policy Commentary: It takes a policy
1 week ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
U.S. politicians love to pose as defenders of family values. Unfortunately, this pose is often, perhaps usually, one of remarkable hypocrisy. [Read More]
Commentary: Heroism, courage in face of death Commentary: Heroism, courage in face of death
1 week ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
He wrote poetry using his blood as ink. Armando Valladares did this because he would not write what was demanded of him: “I’m with Fidel.” [Read More]
Commentary: Forecasting in age of Trump Commentary: Forecasting in age of Trump
1 week ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
Ray Fair of Yale University says that if his election forecasting model is correct, the Republican nominee is likely to win the presidency by a convincing margin. [Read More]
Commentary: Losses without gains Commentary: Losses without gains
1 week ago - - CAL THOMAS
“If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” — quote attributed to numerous sources [Read More]
Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima Commentary: Obama right to visit Hiroshima
1 week ago - - JOHN CRISP
Everyone won’t agree on this, by any means, but I’m glad that President Obama will be making a stop at Hiroshima during his imminent trip to Japan. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Facebook and conservatives Red-Blue America: Facebook and conservatives
1 week ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, debate whether government has a role in overseeing Facebook’s news decisions. [Read More]
Commentary: Politicians are mean - just like us Commentary: Politicians are mean - just like us
1 week ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
According to custom, the government and opposition benches in the British House of Commons are separated by a length equivalent to “two swords and one inch.” [Read More]
Commentary: A humane revolution Commentary: A humane revolution
1 week ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
In 1903, New Yorkers executed an elephant on Coney Island, effectively torturing her to death. [Read More]
Commentary: A familiar defense Commentary: A familiar defense
2 weeks ago -
In his 10-page lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Department of Justice, Gov. Pat McCrory offered a hauntingly familiar defense of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law: HB 2 doesn’t discriminate against transgender individuals, because transgender identity isn’t really real. [Read More]
Commentary: How gender does and doesn't matter Commentary: How gender does and doesn't matter
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve always considered myself to be “transgender.” No, it has nothing to do with bathrooms. My biological apparatus matches both my birth certificate and sense of reality. [Read More]
Commentary: The power of good information Commentary: The power of good information
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Barack Obama is clearly itching to join the political wars of 2016. He can’t throw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton until she officially disposes of Bernie Sanders, so for now he’s playing media critic, focusing on how press coverage has fueled the rise of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump Commentary: Tax mysteries and Trump
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This seemed to be the week for Trump tax mysteries. One mystery is why Donald Trump, unlike every other major party nominee in modern times, is refusing to release his tax returns. [Read More]
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