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  • Pitts: GOP hypocrisy in Trump condemnation

    Here’s the thing about principle: Unless applied equally, it is not really principle at all.He who c ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Barone: Divided Dems causing party problems

    America’s two major political parties have a difficult task: Amassing a 51 percent coalition in a nation that has always been – not just now, but from ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Bernstein: Trump, Sanders and Obama's stagnant ratings

    Believe it or not, the presidential race has been astonishingly stable for the past six months. But will it stay that way for the rest of the “invisib ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Harrop: Sensitivity over at Gawker

    The truth will set you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get – certainly if you’re Nick Denton, fo ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Stossel: The war on Uber

    Hillary Clinton gave a speech warning that the new “sharing economy” of businesses such as the ride-hailing company Uber is “raising hard questions ab ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Pesek: Banks, markets switching gears in international finance

    For decades, central banks lorded over markets. Traders quivered at the omnipotence of monetary authorities – their every move, utterance and wink a r ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Pitts: Should pope stick to religion?

    “A new command I give you: love one another.” – John 13:34So said a troubled rabbi named Jesus 2,000 ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Lake: Where the U.S. caved to get nuclear deal with Iran

    Now that President Barack Obama and his administration are selling the Iran nuclear deal, they said U.S. negotiators held a firm line against Iran’s l ...
    July 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Barone: With Hillary Clinton's economics, suddenly it's 1947

    Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the single individual most likely to be elected the next president. So it’s worthwhile looking closely at and behin ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Stossel: Government’s ‘progress’ not always best sort

    Obamacare. The War on Drugs. A War on Poverty. Prohibition. The idea that government will bring social progress isn’t new.
    July 17, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Akst: Happy hour specials return in Illinois

    I’d say, “I remember it like it was yesterday,” but there would be problems with that.First, “it” ha ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Ponnuru: Anxiety over education may shape the 2016 campaign

    College, once a sure ticket to the middle class, is causing a lot of anxiety these days. People are concerned about its cost, about low graduation rat ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Wilkinson: Clinton's campaign to be Obama-plus

    Hillary Clinton’s speech today on the economy was more of a table-setter than a genuine policy repast. The outline was bold while the details were mos ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Pitts: Bill Cosby, public moralist, silenced

    You might have missed the irony.If so, it would be easy to understand. Last week’s bulletin about ac ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Barry Schrader: '‘You Light Up My Life'’ has special meaning

    The song title above has more meaning to many residents of Livermore, California, than just the tune made popular by Debby Boone in the 1970s.
    July 14, 2015 - 12:19 am
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