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  • Minter: Censorship study reveals what Beijing fears

    While living for more than a decade in China, and using its thriving social media, no question came to mind quite so often as this one: “Who is the id ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Carson: Forgetting the meaning of freedom

    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. Thi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Reeder: Plenty of fat in state govt. budget

    SPRINGFIELD – My daughter tugged on my hand and said, “Come on Dad let’s see the Butter Cow.”So we w ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Harrop: Neil deGrasse Tyson Is a Nice Man

    When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice man.” He was on the TV screens at New York’s Hayden Planetarium, where he’s dire ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Schultz: Time to celebrate LBGT pride in Ohio

    Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and cor ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Pitts: 'War on whites' a fight GOP can't win

    At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine?
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Carson: Spreading scourge of anti-Christian persecution

    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our TV and computer ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Pitts: 'Poor door' reflects truth we all know

    A few words about the “poor door.”Maybe you already know about this. Maybe you read on Slate, saw on ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Another view: Plan to eradicate poverty a failure

    In January of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood before Congress for the annual State of the Union address and declared a “War on Poverty.”
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Pitts: Selfies in Auschwitz – and why it's wrong

    In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take he ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Another view: Read this and take the day off

    Carlos Slim is a pretty successful guy: either the world’s richest or second-richest, depending on which measure you use and how much he spent on lunc ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Barone: Obama Democrats lose their big bet on health exchanges

    Words mean what they say. That’s the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the In ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Change tax code to keep U.S. businesses

    SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day. And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Harrop: Will the blabbermouths wake Democrats up?

    It is often said, believed and undoubtedly right that the Republicans’ ace in midterm elections is apathetic Democrats not showing up at the polls. Bu ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON – The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escor ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
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