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Commentary: Earth Day '14: Only 2 cheers, please
2 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
April 22 is Earth Day and you can look forward to scattered celebrations, warnings about the future and self congratulations. The environmental community regards the first Earth Day as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The other race for governor POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: The other race for governor
It may surprise some to hear that not one but two gubernatorial campaigns are under way in the Keystone state. One of them, of course, is the red hot Democratic race now featuring four candidates, anyone of which could win the primary, and all of whom would be formidable nominees in the fall. [Read More]
Commmentary: Putting limits on the NSA reach
2 weeks ago -
The White House and a bipartisan Congress finally appear to moving in the right direction with plans to end mass telephone data collection by the National Security Agency. [Read More]
Commentary: When facts become casualties in political discourse Commentary: When facts become casualties in political discourse
Rep. Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee, recently announced he’s quitting his job to host a radio talk show. [Read More]
Commentary: Rube Goldberg has survived Commentary: Rube Goldberg has survived
2 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Holy 7 million, Batman! The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has made a stunning comeback from its shambolic start. As the March 31 deadline for 2014 coverage approached, there was a surge in applications at the “exchanges” — the special insurance marketplaces the law set up. [Read More]
Commentary: 7 million reasons not to repeal ACA
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So it turns out that millions of people dealt with the Affordable Care Act enrollment cutoff pretty much the way they habitually deal with the April 15 income tax filing deadline: procrastinating until the last minute to ensure maximum stress and standing in line. [Read More]
Commentary: Party all the time
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the last several decades, the United States has adopted a series of campaign finance reform laws. [Read More]
Commentary: The ABCs of school choice
2 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice ( [Read More]
Commentary: We're not No. 1! We're not No. 1! Commentary: We're not No. 1! We're not No. 1!
2 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
We in the United States grow up celebrating ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s richest nation, the world’s freest and most blessed nation. [Read More]
Commentary: A surrender in the marriage wars? Commentary: A surrender in the marriage wars?
2 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In 2008, both Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain supported defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2012, only Republican Mitt Romney supported traditional marriage, Obama having announced a change of heart six months before the election. [Read More]
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