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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: A cold war without the fun Commentary: A cold war without the fun
1 week ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
Let’s see, America is prepositioning battle tanks with our East European NATO allies to counterbalance Russia; U.S. and Russian military planes recently flew within 10 feet of each other; Russia is building a new generation of long-range ballistic missiles; and the U.S. and China are jostling ... [Read More]
Commentary: Amazing grace in Charleston Commentary: Amazing grace in Charleston
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
It is such a rare act that most do not know how to respond, except in stunned silence. Relatives of the nine people murdered while attending a Bible study and prayer meeting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., told the accused killer they forgive him. [Read More]
Commentary: Who's lying in Benghazi probe? Commentary: Who's lying in Benghazi probe?
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
Last March, when Hillary Clinton made her first public comments on the secret email system she maintained while secretary of state, she took care to say she had turned over everything to the State Department. [Read More]
Commentary: Slavery's long shadow Commentary: Slavery's long shadow
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America is a much less racist nation than it used to be, although subtler discrimination persists. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't let flags, words distract us Commentary: Don't let flags, words distract us
2 weeks ago -
It’s so much easier to talk about race in this country through tangents than it is to address the festering, underlying problem. [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way AS I SEE IT: Founding Fathers wanted it this way
2 weeks ago -
After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the Founding Fathers of our country stitched together a Constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and balances, so no single branch of government could rule imperiously. [Read More]
Commentary: Bombs rain in Nuba Mountains Commentary: Bombs rain in Nuba Mountains
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — The eight children in the Shanta family lived in a village of grass huts and had never turned on an electric light or worn a watch, never ridden a car or even a bicycle, never spoken on the telephone. [Read More]
Commentary: The pope gets involved Commentary: The pope gets involved
2 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
What business does the pope have getting involved in politics and science? That’s a question that has come up in recent days surrounding the release of Pope Francis’s much anticipated encyclical, or letter, on ecology. [Read More]
Commentary: Trade winds blow ill for Hillary Commentary: Trade winds blow ill for Hillary
2 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
It’s hard being Elizabeth Warren. Especially when you’re not Elizabeth Warren. [Read More]
Red-Blue America: Do students need Shakespeare? Red-Blue America: Do students need Shakespeare?
2 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in on whether Shakespeare is obsolete for students today. [Read More]
Commentary: Defeating terrorists Commentary: Defeating terrorists
2 weeks ago -
The U.S. scored a noteworthy victory last week when an American missile killed Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the longtime leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and the global organization’s No. 2. [Read More]
Commentary: Dolezal's 'passing' a poor imitation of tragic old practice Commentary: Dolezal's 'passing' a poor imitation of tragic old practice
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Imitation of Life” is one of my favorite movies. I always put aside whatever else I’m doing when it comes on TCM, and settle in for what I know will be a monumental crying session during the last scene. [Read More]
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