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  • Barone: Little you see of Hillary is what you'll get If she wins

    It says something about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign that it was big news that she submitted herself to an interview with a cable news jour ...
    July 13, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Smith: Generation X earning more but ends up having less

    It’s pretty common these days for the media to make fun of millennials. But back in the 1990s, the previous generation, Generation X, got much the sam ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Harrop: Helicopter parents: Why do they hover so?

    Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children’s affairs. There are two kinds. One kind indulges children to the point of near imbecil ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Olson: Mayor’s vote usually not necessary

    In August 2012, DeKalb City Council members voted unanimously to have the mayor vote on all matters before the council.
    July 10, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Schultz: Dear Texas: What are you afraid of now?

    Well, there you go again, Texas, making me wish we still had your Molly Ivins around to make sense of you. 
    July 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • A Willie Horton for the 2016 campaign?

    Is Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez the new Willie Horton?There are some people who would obviously like ...
    July 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Ponnuru: Greece isn't the only reason the euro is failing

    Greece’s government seems determined to incur the world’s blame for the emergent economic turmoil in Europe. Mark Gilbert summed it up accurately for ...
    July 8, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Fox: Lessons from U.S. Women's World Cup victory

    “You could find no better metaphor for the way the rest of the world can now compete head-to-head more effectively than ever with America,” Thomas Fri ...
    July 8, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Parker: Nikki Haley, racial tensions and change

    Coincident with July 4, the Pew Research Center published a survey asking, “Why has the U.S. been successful? Reliance on principles or ability to cha ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Pitts: GOP hypocritical on Trump's comments

    In 2006, then-Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was cal ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Tracy Jones: DeKalb County Board advances jail expansion

    The DeKalb County Board has voted to move forward with a plan to expand our current jail.The issues ...
    July 6, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Harrop: Too many people crowding the great sights

    ROME, Italy – On a recent June day, about 24,999 other tourists and I squeezed into the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Seeing the Vatican and its museums i ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Stossel: Corporations are Hollywood’s new favorite villains

    Have you seen the new Jurassic Park movie, “Jurassic World?”It had the biggest opening of any movie ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Olson: Much to celebrate about America’s freedoms

    God bless America – for all that it is, for all that it is not, for all that it strives to be. It’s ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Lane: Big Corn vs. Big Sugar could have a sweet outcome

    In the never-ending fight against corporate welfare, the forces of fairness and economic rationality may have found a winning strategy: Divide and con ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:33 pm
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