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  • Jason Akst: The future of liquor?

    Remember “new Coke”? In the mid-1980s, makers of Coca-Cola’s century old, still-top-secret formula d ...
    March 20, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Ponnuru: The Clintons return, shady and self-pitying as ever

    A few weeks after being impeached, President Bill Clinton was asked why people had treated him the way they had. He answered with a joke about a man w ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Pitts: Republican list of things you cannot say

    You are, perhaps, already familiar with the Republican List of Things You Cannot Say. If not, here’s a quick refresher:
    March 17, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Barone: Obama leaves Dems weak candidates in 2016

    The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s emails and her unconvincing news conference at the United Nations have gotten many Democrats and others thinkin ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Stossel: What's fair, anyway?

    Donald Trump’s kids and Paris Hilton’s siblings were born rich. That gave them a big advantage in life. Unfair!
    March 15, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Harrop: Cohabiting a life of unfair drudgery for moms

    I know a woman. Works like a dog. She’s a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She’s also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon.
    March 15, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Eric Olson: Fear of flop sweat never leaves

    These days, I feel guilty about all the times I fell asleep with my head on my desk in class.I didn’ ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Carson: A leader and a speech we can all appreciate

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed great leadership when delivering his speech to a joint session of Congress regarding America’s potent ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Jason Akst: Courtroom drama in Springfield

    Courtroom drama proves people pay attention to complex social situations, even without explosions or lingerie.
    March 12, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Pitts: Ferguson is not an exception

    By now, it should come as news to no one that Ferguson, Missouri, has a lousy excuse for a police department.
    March 10, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Barone: King v. Burwell's existence says a lot about Obamacare

    On Wednesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the IRS’s decision to pay subsidies to lower-income healt ...
    March 10, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Harrop: Lower fares no substitute for higher wages

    The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. But as a means of confronting t ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Eric Olson: Learning not to cross the line

    Things could have turned out a lot worse the time I tackled my dad.One afternoon when I was about 16 ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • John Stossel: Exaggerating 'rape culture'

    A new documentary calls colleges like Harvard and Notre Dame “The Hunting Ground,” where rapists prey on women. A bipartisan group of senators demand ...
    March 7, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Schultz: In her grief, Tamir Rice's mother stands alone

    Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at Tuesday’s news conference, she still seems so alone.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:43 pm
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