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  • Another View: Chicago's rotten system

    This time in Chicago, the police coverup failed.Until Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged Tuesday wit ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Stossel: Some would leave us self-defenseless

    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns?
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Right now, politics trumps manners at the dinner table

    A lot of Americans grow up believing that politics has no place at the dinner table. If a relative or friend attempts to bring up the presidential rac ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:25 am
  • Ponnuru: Call Islamic terrorism what it is

    Hillary Clinton has twisted herself into a pretzel on the subject of terrorism and its connection to Islam. Like many Democrats, she said we must choo ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: Let cooler heads prevail in the brinkmanship on Syria

    Sometimes the trite response also is the correct one. So the main thing to say about Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday is simple: From here ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Wilkinson: Even the 1st Thanksgiving was political

    Thanksgiving is a political holiday. It honors and mythologizes the comity – based on a formal treaty – between two peoples who needed what the other ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Leonard Pitts: When expedience feels like wisdom

    “Let’s stop worrying about people’s rights.”Sadly there are dozens of junctures in American history ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Michael Barone: ​Obama gets really angry ... at Americans

    Three days after the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, Americans were primed to hear their president express heartfelt anger, which he did in ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Crook: What to do before the next Islamic State attack

    One way to judge anti-terrorism policy is to ask whether it’s steady in the face of foreseeable events. The response in France to the Islamic State’s ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Another View: UnitedHealth doesn't spell end of Obamacare

    UnitedHealth Group, the country’s largest health insurer, said it might stop selling plans on state insurance exchanges, citing higher-than-expected c ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Ben Carson: My plan to defeat the Islamic State

    Twenty minutes. That was all it took for Islamic State terrorists to unleash a series of coordinated strikes that devastated a nation and shocked the ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Connie Schultz: John Kasich and Matthew 25, Revisited

    This is Republican Gov. John Kasich explaining in March why he expanded coverage for Ohio’s Medicaid recipients: “The conservative movement – a big ch ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Hunt: American history will judge today's intolerance

    History is a cruel judge of intolerance in America. Let that be a warning to politicians rushing to bar Syrian refugees, especially Muslims, from seek ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Another View: 'To be a girl like every other girl'

    To understand the bid of a female transgender student to use the girls’ locker room at her suburban Chicago high school, it is necessary to get past a ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Mayer-Cesiano: It's OK if you care more about Paris attacks

    The outpouring of support for Paris has been mostly inspiring, but one class of reaction has been especially odd: the scolds who chide our hypocrisy f ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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