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  • ​Stossel: The next president

    It’s not smart to get too enthusiastic about any politician. I’ve been disappointed often. I believed Bill Clinton when he said, “the era of big gover ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Eric Olson: Hitting children teaches nothing

    Hitting children is lazy parenting.Physical pain is not “the only thing they understand.” Beating ch ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • 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 - 9:56 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 - 12:32 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 - 11:12 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 - 10:15 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 - 9:53 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
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