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  • Ponnuru: Sorry, Obamacare is still unfixable

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say th ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Another view: Stronger rules needed for bankers’ bonuses

    Officials at the Federal Reserve are telling banks to change their risk-taking culture or else. Their argument is familiar, but it’s being pressed wit ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Reeder: Why remove voting rules for one election?

    SPRINGFIELD – I dropped by my local courthouse Monday and voted early. Before stepping into the coun ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Barone: Does ‘The End of History’ result in political decay?

    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, “Political Order and Political Decay.” The news is full of stories of poli ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Harrop: Why millennials don't drive as often

    Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age. They are less likely to own cars or use cars. The drives they ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Carson: Americans, like founders, must gather courage

    It should come as no surprise to most thinking people that Wal-Mart, like many other large employers, recently announced it would be suspending health ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Another view: Wiping away the Soviet past

    The old trunk weighed more than 81 pounds. It was crammed with handwritten letters sent between 1946 and 1954 that were held together with string and ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Another view: Speak up to end team hazing

    If you were on a high school sports team, you probably went through some kind of initiation ritual. It probably involved some kind of temporary embarr ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead

    Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama’s desk? That theory is mak ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Sanchez: Gun turns mental illness to tragedy

    Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.She shot him once i ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Barone: Will independents’ Support dissipate in key races?

    One question I’m asked in every electoral cycle is, “What are the surprise races in this election?” My answer in recent years has been, “There are no ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Harrop: Oh, for a table to eat on

    I was hungry and between flights at Atlanta’s airport, “the world’s busiest.” So I wandered the corridor looking for a clean place to sit and eat some ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Carson: Keep Ebola out of America

    As the Ebola infection rate and death toll continue to rise rapidly on the African continent, many of us have become complacent with the measures we h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Ponnuru: Affleck, Maher debate religion, badly

    It was a long and meaty debate by talk-show standards, which is to say it was short and stupid.Ben A ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Stossel: It’s better now than before

    Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It’s natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:25 pm
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