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National Editorials and Columns

  • Bernstein: No, Trump can't win. And yes, Clinton can

    I spent a nice long weekend away from the news, and returned to find people talking about how Donald Trump might really win and how Joe Biden could wi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Schultz: Honoring Cecil the Lion

    Whew. Boy, are we an angry country.Seldom do I avoid the company of my fellow animal lovers. But thi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Another View: Clinton's climate-plan gap

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new plan to ramp up emissions-free renewable energy. That puts her head-and- shoulders above her GOP rivals, who range fr ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Another View: Enforce gun laws on the books

    Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping guns out of the hands of criminal ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Another View: State-based solutions to gun violence

    A week after five U.S. military service members were killed in a mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a gunman opened fire July 23 in a movie thea ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Another View: Leave protection to pros

    The shooting rampage that left four Marines and a sailor dead in Chattanooga last week should prompt the Pentagon to revisit restrictions on firearms ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Another View: Funding needed to fight fraud

    While the federal health care program still is a long way from providing insurance to every American who needs it, the program is apparently pretty go ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Another View: United States in ecological deficit

    The U.S. is using more natural resources than can be regenerated within its borders, according to a new report by international think tank Global Foot ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Another View: Paper beats digital

    Books are dead, right? The Internet is where it’s at, powered by iPhones and iPads and Kindles and PCs and anything else bright, shiny and laden with ...
    July 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Ponnuru: Religious liberty is the latest Obamacare victim

    A group of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, wants relief from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that it offer contraceptive coverage to ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Ingraham: Why so many Americans support Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is now the 2016 GOP frontrunner.That sentence would have sounded ridiculous a month ago ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Another View: Pluto visit shows what NASA can do

    The first detailed glimpse of Pluto was a stunner: A mottled, multicolored orb, shimmering 3 billion miles from Earth. It has craters, “great mounds,” ...
    July 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Another View: A distressing case

    The law is about rights, wrongs and remedies, and there are many wrongs for which there are no remedies.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Stossel: Sanders and the wealth gap

    ​Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. 
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Trump merely gives the GOP what it wanted

    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, reportedly has asked Donald Trump to “tone it down.” That’s OK, I suppose, but it m ...
    July 11, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest