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  • Lane: Why vets' health care never works

    The men and women who serve in the military protect both the United States’ security and its values, including political liberty, free enterprise and ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Schultz: Go Cavs, and pass the confetti

    Now listen. We’re not going to work ourselves into a tizzy here in Cleveland because a columnist in Boston decided to launch his fiction-writing caree ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why does Fed insist on targeting inflation?

    Ben Bernanke, a think-tanker who has for some reason rapidly moved into the top rank of economics bloggers, has written a post that seems destined to ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Pitts: ‘Hissy fit’ shows ugly side of TV reporter

    One hardly knows where to begin.There is much that could be said about the captured-on-video, made-f ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Barry Schrader: My pilgrimage to the 'Man of the Millennium'

    High up on my bucket list of life goals has been to visit the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of movable metal type and a press, who prin ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Sunstein: Gay marriage easier sell than abortion

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on the question of whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriages. Whatever it ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Barone: Hillary Clinton – Out of sync with the times

    Presidents are inevitably shaped by the circumstances in which they campaign for – and come into – office. In 1932, Franklin Roosevelt called for “bol ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Strohacker: Farmers market coming to Genoa

    The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce The Genoa Homegrown and Handmade Fresh Farmers Market. We are working hard to make our mark ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Harrop: Often there's no sensible middle

    Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, “demonstrating” ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • O'Brien: Don't have to like Bernanke's Wall St. payday

    WASHINGTON – If anyone deserves a seven-figure sinecure, it’s Ben Bernanke.The former Fed Chair put ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Eric Olson: Family to remember matriarch killed in tornado

    Many of the volunteers giving so generously of their time to help tornado victims in Fairdale probably never heard of the place before April 9.
    April 18, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Stossel: Freedom of and from religion

    Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Ponnuru: Elizabeth Warren wrong about Social Security

    Social Security has a long-term funding gap that just keeps growing. Neither political party has a plan to pay for the promises we’ve already made to ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Milloy: Walk in an officer's shoes

    A police officer, carrying pepper spray and a gun, sees a young man trying to break into a school. The suspect begins to flee but then turns and runs ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Pitts: Walter Scott, just another 'isolated incident'?

    “...You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear.” – Jeremiah 5:21
    April 14, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Barry Schrader: ​Remembering Waterman's most famous newsman

    Waterman'’s famous native son would have been 100 years old this year. Clayton Kirkpatrick still is remembered by the older residents in this village, ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:37 am
  • Barone: A very fluid race for the Republican nomination

    Two weeks ago, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president at Liberty University, and last week, Rand Paul announced at the Galt House hotel in Lou ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Harrop: More is not merrier in our congested cities

    New York and San Francisco are expensive places to live. That’s a big problem for the nation because these cities are centers for the booming knowledg ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Stossel: Americans have a right to discriminate

    Bake me a cake, or go to jail!Sadly, that is the new message from “inclusive” America. If you don’t ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Schultz: ​As if Rolling Stone were our only problem

    There’s no tap dance in my shoes over Columbia Journalism Review’s epic takedown this week of the Rolling Stone story that never should have seen the ...
    April 9, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • Ponnuru: Why Rand Paul won't change the Republican Party

    Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, announced Tuesday that he’s running for president. He says he’s “a different kind of Republican leade ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Pitts: After 150 years, Dixie still a place apart

    On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. He was acceding to the ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Hunt: Gay rights continue to divide GOP

    Gay rights won’t fade as a political issue. The Republican base won’t let it.Prominent Republicans c ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Barone: Census shows shifting population

    It’s springtime, and the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas as of July 1, 2014.
    April 6, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Reeder: Political ideas evolve from radical to mainstream

    SPRINGFIELD – What the heck is the Overton Window?It’s a political theory that there are a range of ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Olson: When no one really needs your vote

    I’m feeling unneeded at the polls this year.As in, no one really needs my vote.Where I live, in Syca ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Schultz: Calling all Hoosiers

    This week, in response to yet another heinous law meant to discriminate against LGBT fellow humans, Honey Maid tweeted, “We believe love is always wel ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Jason Akst: No shortage of things to think about

    Visualize the cover photo of a college catalog. Four people are running a race on a track. They’re in lanes 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    April 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Ponnuru: Apple's Cook gets religious-freedom laws all wrong

    Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple, is spreading misinformation about a new religious-freedom law in Indiana.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Guest view: Many participate in protecting local children

    The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, in recognition that all children deserve to grow up in a nurturing environment free from abuse, ne ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should scientists use DNA to bring back extinct animals, such as the woolly mammoth