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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: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973? Commentary: Year of the woman? Wasn't that in 1973?
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I have been told by otherwise intelligent, alert, accomplished women that I must vote for Hillary Clinton. Some have said it’s because failing to cast my vote for Bill’s charming better half will be a de facto plus one for Team Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: The trap of history Commentary: The trap of history
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
History is usually a good guide for understanding elections. Even times of unease and upheaval don’t repeal the basic laws of politics. But history can also be a trap, blinding us to inflection points that shift the river of public life into a new course. [Read More]
Commentary: ‘Clean’ Olympics? Commentary: ‘Clean’ Olympics?
3 weeks ago -
The 2012 London Olympics were a triumph. Nothing can ever distract from the brilliance of its ceremonies or the accomplishments of those who competed fairly. [Read More]
Commentary: Where America is working Commentary: Where America is working
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
As individuals, we all try to build on our strengths and work on our weaknesses, and it’s probably a good idea to balance these two activities. But as a country we are completely messing this up. [Read More]
Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past? Commentary: Why not expose Sanders' past?
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s my basic problem with Bernie Sanders. To put it bluntly, once a Trotskyite, always a fool. [Read More]
Commentary: Media complicit in Baylor scandal Commentary: Media complicit in Baylor scandal
3 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
It’s difficult to know exactly what to make of the scandal that has rocked Baylor University — except that the only thing sports media and pundits love more than watching a football powerhouse rise is watching one collapse. [Read More]
Commentary: Feds and coal Commentary: Feds and coal
3 weeks ago -
Sloppy oversight of lucrative coal mining on federal lands has been the norm for decades. [Read More]
Commentary: Building children's brains Commentary: Building children's brains
3 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
First, a quiz: What’s the most common “vegetable” eaten by American toddlers? [Read More]
Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support Commentary: Measuring stick for Trump support
3 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Today we are here to help readers who are feeling understandably besieged, beleaguered and beset because they once proudly voted for Republicans for president and now don’t know what to do. [Read More]
Commentary: Email issue may derail Clinton Commentary: Email issue may derail Clinton
3 weeks ago -
Hillary Clinton seemed to have everything going for her as the Democratic presidential front-runner. Everyone knew there would be hurdles along the pathway to the presidency. [Read More]
Commentary: Snoop Dogg is right Commentary: Snoop Dogg is right
3 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
My musical tastes do not include rap and hip-hop, but when Snoop Dogg comments on the “Roots” remake, saying he is tired of movies about slavery and would prefer a series “about the success that black folks are having,” he is singing my song. [Read More]
Commentary: Treat addiction as a disease, not a defect Commentary: Treat addiction as a disease, not a defect
3 weeks ago -
I have followed news of Prince’s death this spring with a mix of anger and insight. While the cause is still under investigation, officials suspect prescription drugs played a role; authorities found opioid medication on him when he died and in his Minnesota home. [Read More]
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