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National Editorials and Columns

  • Another View: Economy still missing 3 million jobs

    The Federal Reserve must answer a tough question in deciding when and how quickly to remove stimulus from the U.S. economy: How much more can employme ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Another View: Obama should grant wider drug clemency

    President Barack Obama has said that far too many federal prisoners are serving longer drug sentences than they deserve. He just can’t seem to find th ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Another View: Full steam ahead on climate change

    President Barack Obama’s climate plan is no longer just at the center of a domestic debate about coal country and the Environmental Protection Agency. ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Fairbanks: What if we can't know what makes us happy?

    Like many people, I have a period in my life I recall as unusually happy. The further I recede from it, the more definitive a glow it acquires, just a ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Another View: Indiana's law enables discrimination

    If only Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, R, were less confused, he might also be less surprised. His surprise about the reaction to Indiana’s new religious-fr ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Another View: Iran talks should continue beyond deadline

    Diplomats have always been very good at making up deadlines and then missing them. So it should come as no surprise – and be no cause for concern – th ...
    March 30, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Another view: A long time building

    President Barack Obama’s assessment last week of the prospects for Middle East peace was sobering but realistic. For now, he said, “there still does n ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Carson: The learning curve of a candidate

    Note to readers: This will be Ben Carson’s last column as he is considering a run for president. As ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Another View: House votes to end 'doc fix'

    The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a major piece of Medicare legislation with strong support from the leadership and rank and file of bot ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Another View: Senate Democrats' needless refusal to act

    Washington gridlock on immigration, energy, federal spending and health care, although lamentable, is understandable. After all, the two major parties ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Another View: Online threats a real danger

    There is the Internet you see, and the Internet most of us never see.On the surface, the Internet is ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Another View: Higher cost for higher ed

    The budget outline released by House Republicans would freeze levels of financial aid for poor college students, on the pretext that the Obama adminis ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Another View: Congress should authorize war on Islamic State

    For seven months, the United States has been engaged in military action – war, to put it plainly – against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Yet it’s n ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Carson: Government could stunt mighty Internet

    There is one place to go where you can find out anything about anyone and any moment in history. That place is called the Internet.
    March 20, 2015 - 10:57 pm
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