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  • Schultz: 'I'm going to march'

    Last Sunday, 88-year-old Lois Mickey Nash sat in church as talk swirled around her about an upcoming march through the streets of Cleveland, and she m ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Another View: Senate must act on NSA compromise

    On the contentious issue of bulk phone metadata collection by the National Security Agency, the big story is remarkably positive.
    May 27, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Another View: EPA actions overstep its authority

    Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule.”
    May 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Orszag: Chinese drivers pay for roads. Why can't Americans?

    Congress is poised to extend the Highway Trust Fund for two more months. This Band-Aid is needed because the fund’s authorization expires at the end o ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Stossel: Don't take money out of medicine

    For years, my scientist brother Tom was the nonpolitical Stossel.I defended free markets on TV, and ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Another View: Cautionary tale for open-carry advocates

    So, let’s say you’re a Waco, Texas, cop pulling up in your patrol car to a Twin Peaks restaurant that looks and sounds on a Sunday afternoon like a wa ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Another View: Finally Obama stops sending police military hardware

    The police protect the public. The military protects the republic. In an age of terrorism, their jobs necessarily overlap, especially in large cities. ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Another View: Fatal crash renews Amtrak debate

    This week’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia raised troubling questions about safety.The caus ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Another View: Congress vs. terrorism

    There are just two weeks before a set of Patriot Act anti-terrorism provisions lapses. The House did its job on Wednesday, overwhelmingly passing a co ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Harrop: Give up online dignity

    Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphon ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Another View: Playing politics with defense

    There isn’t much bipartisan governance left in Washington, but if anything still fits that description, it’s probably the annual defense authorization ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Another View: Wrong on Medicaid

    It has always been irrational for states to decline to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Another View: Don't replace worst of the Patriot Act

    The Patriot Act was rushed through Congress 14 years ago amid the obvious fear following 9/11.Since ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Another View: Solving middle-class debt problem

    Of all the burdens weighing on the American middle class, one has grown immensely in recent years: debt. Absent reform, it presents one of the gravest ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Another View: Israel's fragile government

    Having called an early election in an attempt to strengthen his authority, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has, in the end, crippled himself ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:05 pm
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