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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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Political letters deadline set Political letters deadline set
2 days ago -
Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit letters related to the May 16 primary election. [Read More]

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Commentary: Personality and policy Commentary: Personality and policy
4 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform and other issues. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump fails to govern effectively Commentary: Trump fails to govern effectively
4 weeks ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
One of President Donald Trump’s rare strengths has been his ability to project competence. The Dow Jones stock index is up an astonishing 2,200 points since his election in part because investors believed Trump could deliver tax reform and infrastructure spending. [Read More]
Commentary: How to build on Obamacare Commentary: How to build on Obamacare
4 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” So declared Donald Trump three weeks before wimping out on his promise to repeal Obamacare. Up next: “Nobody knew that tax reform could be so complicated.” [Read More]
Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.? Commentary: Remember when presidents lived in D.C.?
4 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
WASHINGTON — Way back when the United States was just a baby nation, its citizens built a house for their president. Not a palace for a king like the one they had shed, but a democratically suitable residence on a regular street. [Read More]
Commentary: Contemplation and creativity Commentary: Contemplation and creativity
4 weeks ago - - KATHRYN LOPEZ
Mother Angelica, the founder of the world-ranging media operation, EWTN, has been dead for a year. But she’s still changing lives. Her biographer, Raymond Arroyo, can testify to it. [Read More]
Commentary: The American system is working Commentary: The American system is working
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump has virtually no experience running a government or reading the Constitution. But now he’s getting a painful civics lesson about one of the principle precepts underlying American politics: checks and balances. [Read More]
Commentary: Gorsuch rises above attacks Commentary: Gorsuch rises above attacks
5 weeks ago - - JAY AMBROSE
For a lesson in law and the Constitution and what judges are supposed to do, it would be hard to beat watching the recent TV appearances of the erudite, gentlemanly, down-to-earth Neil Gorsuch. [Read More]
Commentary: It's all right if your country does something for you Commentary: It's all right if your country does something for you
5 weeks ago -
As Republicans struggle to cobble together a replacement for Obamacare, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, came up with this somewhat condescending and revealing remark: [Read More]
Commentary: Gorsuch knows judges interpret, not legislate Commentary: Gorsuch knows judges interpret, not legislate
5 weeks ago -
We don’t hire umpires because we expect them to help a particular team win. We hire them to make the right calls, no matter what. The best ones know the rulebook inside out and backwards — and make a point of being scrupulously impartial. [Read More]
Commentary: Do we fear listening to other side? Commentary: Do we fear listening to other side?
5 weeks ago - - GINA BARRECA
In our conversations, whether political, public or private, we seem to be increasingly belligerent, uncivil and unrelenting, determined to crush the opposition rather than listen to the other side. [Read More]
Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs Commentary: Mystery deepens on Russia's role in U.S. affairs
5 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
In the summer of 1972, the break-in at the old Democratic National Committee in the Watergate building was foiled when night watchman Frank Wills saw tape the burglars had put over door latches. He called the cops. The cops caught the crooks. [Read More]
Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul Commentary: Entitlements need overhaul
5 weeks ago - - CYNTHIA M. ALLEN
I have often wondered why policymakers in Washington repeatedly fail to seriously address problems with our Social Security and Medicare programs, despite repeated warnings by economists and the programs’ administrators that the programs will begin spending more than they take in. [Read More]
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