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  • Barone: Turning the page on Obama's failures

    It’s not in the printed text, but the most revealing words in President Barack Obama’s seventh State of the Union address came near the end. After the ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Housing-market headwinds impede recovery

    U.S. housing activity remains weak despite six years of government aid, interest from overseas buyers, rock-bottom interest rates and massive purchase ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Another view: Taxing college piggy bank withdrawals

    President Barack Obama has caused a furor with his plan to tax withdrawals from so-called 529 plans, a tax-advantaged savings account through which fa ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Office workers have long stood up against sitting

    To sit or to stand? That is the question for a growing number of office workers, after a flurry of reports suggesting that remaining seated at a desk ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Another view: Plan to boost middle class could help

    President Barack Obama pulled off quite the stunt in his State of the Union speech last week: He helped the middle class by offering a dead-on-arrival ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Schultz: Unraveling the myths of community college

    Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University’s early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide. She’d ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Ingraham: Paid sick leave boosts productivity and morale

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s is proposing legislation Thursday that would give American workers seven days a year of paid sick leave. The U.S ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Schultz: Rioters by any other name

    BY CONNIE SCHULTZFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERioters by Any Other Name Various members of my family have ro ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rubin: Scott Walker, 2016's wild card

    On Friday, news organizations reported that Mitt Romney is considering another presidential run in 2016.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Barone: Can Jeb Bush build a working platform?

    There are likely to be many surprises in a race for the Republican presidential nomination that has something like 20 plausible potential candidates. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Carson: Dispelling the myth of ‘haves and have-nots’ in America

    The U.S. Constitution was designed to preserve the freedom and rights of all citizens. Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Another View: Low oil price has downside, too

    Falling gas prices are fuel for the economy.The price of a gallon of regular unleaded has plummeted ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans have a Huckabee problem

    Some evangelical Christian conservatives are trying to get their brethren to unite behind one Republican primary candidate in the 2016 presidential ra ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Another View: Gestures over progress for Palestine's Abbas

    In a meeting with President Obama last March, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to accept a U.S.-brokered “framework” for the creation of a ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Views: Escaping America's wealth gap

    It’s hard for anyone who lives in St. Louis to not reflect on the issues underlying the situation in nearby Ferguson. As researchers, we wrestle with ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 11:14 pm
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