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  • Olson: No easy answers in Arison story

    Everyone feels betrayed. They want answers.Answers don’t come easy when it comes to allegations such ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Jason Akst: Save the duck, before it’s too late

    I cringed reading about another community staple potentially going out of business.The Daily Chronic ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Stephen Carter: Doorway to disaster on Germanwings Flight 9525

    So it looks deliberate. On Thursday morning, French prosecutors said their working theory is that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Connie Schultz: Firing squads are not tourist attractions

    We should have seen this coming, I suppose. We are, after all, the can-do country. Nobody is going t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Ponnuru: Talking about race at Starbucks sounds awful

    Giving up coffee for Lent has turned out to be more of a struggle than I expected, but Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz has given me a ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Rey: City did not manufacture website crisis

    The City Council’s decision to outsource development of a new website for the city of DeKalb has drawn a number of comments from members of the commun ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Pitts: I've got your back, Ashley Judd

    Dear Ashley Judd:I guess this is a fan letter, although it is not written in praise of your work in ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barone: Will Hispanics fire up America?

    “Firing up America” is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America’s Latinos. Its tone is res ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Harrop: Clinton and gender politics no simple matter

    Carly Fiorina has evidently hired herself as hit woman going after Hillary Clinton and her likely run for president. Fiorina is former chief of Hewlet ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Binnendijk: The costs of a war with Iran

    Joshua Muravchik’s op-ed, “War is the only way to stop Iran,” was beneficial in two ways. It clarified the likely alternative to the negotiations on I ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Eric Olson: Contested races make elections better

    It’s a good thing for a community to have contested elections.When a candidate has no opponent in an ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Schultz: Tackling tip theft for workers

    Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Jason Akst: The future of liquor?

    Remember “new Coke”? In the mid-1980s, makers of Coca-Cola’s century old, still-top-secret formula d ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Ponnuru: The Clintons return, shady and self-pitying as ever

    A few weeks after being impeached, President Bill Clinton was asked why people had treated him the way they had. He answered with a joke about a man w ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Pitts: Republican list of things you cannot say

    You are, perhaps, already familiar with the Republican List of Things You Cannot Say. If not, here’s a quick refresher:
    March 17, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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