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  • 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 - 9:53 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 - 11:44 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 - 10:58 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 - 7:27 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 - 11:36 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 - 11:35 pm
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