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  • Another View: Immigration policy in limbo

    To think, as we do, that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority by shielding more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, with n ...
    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
  • Another View: The GOP's hot potato with DHS funding

    In the impasse over funding that threatens to shutter the Department of Homeland Security at the end of this month, House Speaker John Boehner has lab ...
    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
  • Our View: Lead like Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, didn't just snap his fingers to preserve the Union and free the slaves.
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:17 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
  • Another View: Rising copays are barriers to care, not a spur to efficiency

    Obamacare’s goal to expand access to health care has been only halfway successful: More Americans have insurance, but a rise in cost sharing means few ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Another View: China's fear of the Web

    The digital revolution is still unfolding, disrupting, intruding – and being suffocated.Around the g ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:38 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
  • Harrop: Should economic policy include a senior discount?

    We’ve seen senior discounts for buses. We’ve seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We’ve seen senior discounts in supermarkets.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Reeder: 'Fair-share' challenge has to worry union bosses

    SPRINGFIELD – Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?That’s t ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:23 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
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