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  • Barry: The Christian case against the Confederate flag

    The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has reignited the debate over the state’s flying of the Con ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Barone: Clinton's weakness in important states

    Hillary Clinton has relaunched her campaign on Roosevelt Island with a 4,687-word speech. But it’s not clear whether she and her husband, Bill Clinton ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Akst: Continuing the Egyptian Theatre discussion

    Last week’s column about whether the DeKalb City Council should financially support the Egyptian Theatre’s desire to install air conditioning in the t ...
    June 22, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Ponnuru: Six things Bush revealed about his candidacy

    Jeb Bush’s speech announcing his presidential campaign confirmed some things we already suspected – such as the fact he’s running – but also revealed ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Minter: Airlines' Carry-On Bait and Switch

    The days of watching a fellow airline passenger hold up a flight as he tries to stuff a suitcase into a packed overhead bin might soon be over. Last w ...
    June 17, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Barry Schrader: Glimmer of hope for Wurlitzer in Egyptian

    In March 2009, I optimistically declared in a column headline: “Mighty Wurlitzer coming to the Egyptian,” but unfortunately nothing much has progresse ...
    June 16, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Barone: Obama fails to pass trade bill backed by majorities in Congress

    Lyndon Johnson used to say that some of his colleagues were so politically inept they couldn’t find their posteriors – actually, he used a coarser wor ...
    June 15, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Carlson: Hey, Democrats, have you forgotten Joe Biden?

    At Beau Biden's funeral last weekend, President Barack Obama said his family had become part of the Biden clan, playing by "Biden rules."
    June 14, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Stossel: ‘Blackfish’ documentary full of green lies

    Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. But fewer go now because the documentary “Blackfish” exposed wha ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Eric Olson: Coyotes stink, so tell them to beat it

    I’ve been hearing them for years at night, the yip-yip-yip that means a band of coyotes is having some kind of party.
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Akst: To chill or not to chill the Egyptian Theatre

    Like most cities, DeKalb is trying to get the best bang for its bucks. Revenue is tight, expenditures abound, nobody wants to pay more taxes, and ever ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Schultz: Related to hope, by marriage

    The first time I met Marcia Grace, she adopted me as her project.She was 5 at the time.Marcia Grace ...
    June 12, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Ponnuru: Rubio made bad financial choices, like everyone

    We already knew Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, was a risk-taker. If he were a cautious man, he wouldn’t have challenged a sitting governor for a Senate ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Pitts: Limbaugh learns new normal isn't him

    I am not normal.This, I learned from a news story 35 years ago. The details have faded with the pass ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Barone: Hillary Clinton's slide in polls leaves her vulnerable

    “Despite everything,” the often interesting analyst Jamelle Bouie writes in Slate – “everything” includes “the email controversy, foreign donors and t ...
    June 8, 2015 - 8:34 pm
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