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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: Will we ever learn our lesson? Commentary: Will we ever learn our lesson?
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the “home” of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. [Read More]
Commentary: Hazardous to our health Commentary: Hazardous to our health
3 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
Will Donald Trump’s presidency get rotted out? Steve Jobs might have said so. [Read More]
Commentary: Inside the liberal dystopia Commentary: Inside the liberal dystopia
3 weeks ago -
I’ve lost count of the articles I’ve read about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” that used the word “timely.” Timely, that is, in the sense of the presidency of Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: More honest approach on executions Commentary: More honest approach on executions
3 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
Capital punishment in America resembles a mild chronic disease that we’ve learned to live with. Most of the time it resides quietly in semi-remission, though occasionally it flares up enough for us to notice it, but not enough to make us take the cure. [Read More]
Commentary: Health care plan turns cold shoulder on the sick Commentary: Health care plan turns cold shoulder on the sick
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Thirty-five years ago this week, my father passed away at the age of 43. Fifty years ago this week, my baby brother was born. He never saw his 43rd birthday, dying unexpectedly at 30. [Read More]
Commentary: No economic fairy tales Commentary: No economic fairy tales
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump would never run his businesses the way he’s trying to run the U.S. economy. [Read More]
Commentary: Longing for doctors' time, concern Commentary: Longing for doctors' time, concern
3 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
What do we want to hear when we go to a doctor’s office? We want them to listen to what we’re saying and we want them to decipher what we’re not saying. Basically we expect them to read our minds. [Read More]
Commentary: Attacking animal cruelty Commentary: Attacking animal cruelty
3 weeks ago -
Americans are politically divided and riven by cultural conflicts that are enough to make them forget they’re all part of one people. But when it comes to nonhuman creatures, the divisions melt away. [Read More]
Commentary: What's the matter with Europe? Commentary: What's the matter with Europe?
3 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Today, France is holding its presidential runoff. Most observers expect Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, to defeat Marine Le Pen, the white nationalist — please, let’s stop dignifying this stuff by calling it “populism.” [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Setting the stage for growth AS I SEE IT: Setting the stage for growth
3 weeks ago -
The Trump administration’s tax plan includes reforms that are just what we need to jump-start our economy, generate growth and income gains, and fulfill a major campaign promise. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama sends wrong signal Commentary: Obama sends wrong signal
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Never mind that at a rally in Harrisburg, the president of the United States recently delivered what former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson described as “arguably the most hate-filled presidential communication in modern history.” [Read More]
Commentary: The people vs. the press Commentary: The people vs. the press
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
President Trump and I have something in common. We were both invited to last Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and we declined. [Read More]
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