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  • Schultz: Hit the road, Hillary

    In my wildest dreams, I would never suggest campaign strategy to Hillary Clinton, but in my wakeful hours, my temples pulse with ideas.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Jason Akst: Happy belated birthday, Gov. Bruce Rauner

    Think what you will about Gov. Bruce Rauner.The guy campaigned on certain ideas, won big, hit the gr ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Jackson-Hayes: We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training

    MEMPHIS – In business and at every level of government, we hear how important it is to graduate more students majoring in science, technology, enginee ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Don't let currency fear obstruct trade

    Both parties in Washington have coalesced on a common demon. They call it “currency manipulation,” and they’re busy designing bad policies to combat i ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Shilling: Get ready for $10 oil

    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 t ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Pitts: Judge Roy Moore stands on the wrong side of history ... again

    In June, it will be 52 years since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door.It happened at the U ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Barry Schrader: A phone call reminder going back 70 years

    At exactly 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, Phyllis McCormick waited in her DeKalb Area Retirement Center apartment, knowing there would be a phone call, some ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Cherlin: The working class has gone missing

    Lost in the debate over the middle-class tax policies that President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address is the puzzling disappear ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Barone: Obama's quest for a grand bargain with Iran seems unwise

    “We will extend a hand if you are unwilling to unclench your fist,” President Obama proclaimed in his inaugural address in January 2009.
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Eric Olson: Looking over the Cortland landfill

    A Monday in February seemed like the perfect time to visit Waste Management’s landfill south of Cortland.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Carson: Vaccinations are for the good of the nation

    There has been much debate recently over vaccination mandates, particularly in response to the measles outbreak currently taking place throughout the ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Jason Akst: Website redesign an opportunity lost

    The DeKalb City Council decided Monday (by a vote of 5-3) to spend $50,000 on an emergency website redesign.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • Bernstein: Political fallout from gaffes is overrated

    At Vox, Matt Yglesias looked at the two-day ruckus about President Barack Obama’s botched description of the murders in a French kosher supermarket – ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Why I’m pulling for Brian Williams

    Newsrooms are snake pits. I say this with great affection.Newsrooms are tribal and competitive, fuel ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Ponnuru: 6 questions as Walker eyes a 2016 campaign

    Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, is leading some presidential primary polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. He was elected in 2010, and ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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