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National Editorials and Columns

  • Connie Schultz: This progressive doesn't need your lectures

    Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Another View: FCC not doing enough to restore faith in democracy

    TV watchers need to brace themselves for the worst this election season.Hundreds of millions of doll ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Ted Cruz's win also exposes 2 weak spots

    Journalists have an unfortunate tendency, when it comes to big political stories, to prove their savvy by going counterintuitive.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • Pitts: Poetic justice for Planned Parenthood

    “A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”That nugget o ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Dvorak: Near Virginia Tech, a 13-year-old's online fantasies turn fatal

    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.It used to be 13-year-olds ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Another View: Avoid being a victim of a scam

    With the old-fashioned company pension now an endangered species, what besides Social Security will support Americans in retirement?
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Another View: Obama's Cuba policy is failing

    Can an authoritarian regime convert to democracy by itself? The historical record isn’t encouraging. In the absence of a popular uprising, it is rare ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • John Stossel: Running on empty

    Cars run on fuel. Politicians run on votes, and they’ll do almost anything to get them. That includes supporting mandates that force us to use ethanol ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Trump changes game of debates

    So it turns out that the presidential debates are a noncooperative game. There are advantages to a strategy of cooperating with others, but if you see ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • A campaign that is full of fiction

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, is leading in New Hampshire and within striking distance in Iowa, in large part because he is playing the role of unco ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Curing cancer needs easier access to genetic data

    Vice President Joe Biden’s yearlong push to cure cancer by marshaling the resources of the federal government will no doubt involve every kind of canc ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Iowans give Clinton their (polite) applause

    The challenge facing Hillary Clinton’s well-oiled presidential campaign was on display Wednesday at the Fun and Family Bowling Alley in Adel, Iowa: en ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Connie Schultz: Here we go again, trash talking the working class

    Bear with me, please, as I start this column with a brief story about my two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Why immigration is a big deal to conservatives

    Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, is the latest Republican to learn how important immigration has become to conservatives.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint left under the cover of darkness

    “Them that’s got shall get. Them that’s not shall lose” – Billie HolidayIt was in April of 2014 that ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is