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  • Akst: Put this in your pipe, but don't smoke it

    Some in the Northern Illinois University community are fuming about becoming a legislatively mandated, smoke-free campus come summer.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Schultz: Praise God and bash the gays

    This past week, I read that “social conservatives” will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I suc ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Harrop: Google Glass joins failure hall of fame

    Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures.Many bright ideas have foundered ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Carson: Choosing the challenging road to reconciliation

    A few days ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Edward Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association of the New York Police Depar ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • Eric Olson: The trouble with making school 'free'

    Instead of making community college “free” for everyone, we should focus first on making college more affordable for everyone.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Jason Akst: Education's worth depends on framing

    Schools grab headlines all the time. So does President Barack Obama, and the State of the Union address usually dominates the news cycle for a few day ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Ponnuru: Republicans should focus on 2017

    Now that Republicans are in control of both chambers of Congress, what should they do? “Prove they c ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Stossel: Restate of the union

    President Barack Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a mu ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Pitts: Pontiff wrong on limiting freedom of expression

    A few words on the limits to freedom of expression:For what it’s worth, there are a few that are acc ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Early memories of wagon's squeaky wheel

    While sweating out the arrival of my book of columns recently, I focused on some of the major stressors in my life, plus the pleasant remembrances.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Borek: Broad participation strengthens enterprise zone application

    On behalf of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. and DeKalb County Government, we would like to thank all of the communities and taxing bodie ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Barone: In remembrance of Martin Anderson

    Lou Cannon has a nice remembrance in RealClearPolitics of Martin Anderson, the economist and adviser to Ronald Reagan who died this month at 78.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Harrop: Gilded youth and their pain

    A Hollywood-handsome Princeton grad recently shot his hedge-fund-founder father to death. The alleged reason: Thomas Gilbert Sr.’s plan to cut his all ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Carson: Investing in a better America

    Warren Buffett became very rich and famous because he is a terrific investor. Not everyone agrees with his political stances, but his ability to achie ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Eric Olson: Feeling better? You should be

    Last weekend my wife Kate and I had a babysitter watch our girls for a few hours while we did some shopping.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:14 pm
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