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Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts Commentary: Nothing good in sex-assault verdicts
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The verdicts are in and only one thing seems certain. No one in the two sensational military sexual assault cases is innocent — not the general or his woman scorned nor the Naval Academy midshipman and his once reluctant accuser nor for that matter the woeful system that prosecuted the whole mess. [Read More]
Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford Commentary: The desirable nation we think we can't afford
4 weeks ago - - JOHN CRISP
At a time when many students still see college as their best hope for a rewarding career, higher education has become more expensive, far outpacing the steady increase in the cost of living. [Read More]
Commentary: Fred Phelps - Satan's servant Commentary: Fred Phelps - Satan's servant
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception. [Read More]
Commentary: The dominance of wealth over work Commentary: The dominance of wealth over work
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It seems safe to say that “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is legalization of marijuana inevitable? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is legalization of marijuana inevitable?
4 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate legalization of marijuana. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems in a jam over Obamacare Commentary: Dems in a jam over Obamacare
4 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
Commentary: Another tale of two cities Commentary: Another tale of two cities
4 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
I ask Jerry if he’s ready for Hillary. Back in 1992, when he ran for president against Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown was remorseless in taking on “Slick Willie,” as he called him, and his wife, pelting them with accusations of corruption and conflicts-of-interest in Arkansas. [Read More]
Commentary: SEALs to the rescue
4 weeks ago -
Three cheers for the U.S. Navy’s courageous commandos, who Monday thwarted an attempt by a rogue Libyan militia leader to sell stolen oil on the black market. [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Race for lieutenant governor matters POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: Race for lieutenant governor matters
4 weeks ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Normally, primary contests for lieutenant governor are quiet affairs, given little thought by voters and not much more by party leaders. It’s not that candidates don’t lust after the nomination. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't jump to conclusions -- Election's not quite over yet Commentary: Don't jump to conclusions -- Election's not quite over yet
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Democrats are reeling. They’re playing defense, not offense. Their loss in a Florida election for a vacant House seat — in a district President Obama carried twice — was a devastating blow. [Read More]
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