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National Editorials and Columns

  • Another View: China's fear of the Web

    The digital revolution is still unfolding, disrupting, intruding – and being suffocated.Around the g ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Harrop: Should economic policy include a senior discount?

    We’ve seen senior discounts for buses. We’ve seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We’ve seen senior discounts in supermarkets.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Reeder: 'Fair-share' challenge has to worry union bosses

    SPRINGFIELD – Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?That’s t ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Another View: Internet law and order

    In the war over net neutrality, it’s clear where the country should end up. Americans should pay for the bandwidth they consume, and they should consu ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Another View: Alabama's recalcitrance

    Roy Moore, Alabama’s top judge, threw a fit this week over a federal court decision ordering the state to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Neufeld: Turning our backs on space

    Thanks to the New Horizons probe, which began its exploration of Pluto last month, scientists and the public can anticipate ever more exciting picture ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Another View: Learn from world's oldest man

    Sakari Momoi, of Tokyo, celebrated his 112th birthday on Thursday, further cementing his claim on the title of oldest living man in the world. As an a ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Barone: Democratic majority emerged – and disappeared

    John Judis, co-author of the book “The Emerging Democratic Majority,” now says in an article in National Journal that that majority has disappeared. H ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Another View: The horror in U.S. prisons

    “I’m losing my sanity,” one prisoner wrote.“You could not tell day from night,” another reported. “Y ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Carter: No sympathy for Super Bowl ticket brokers

    As an interesting coda to the most thrilling Super Bowl in recent years, I’d like to point to an unintentionally hilarious article at ESPN.com about t ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Harrop: The Internet of every darn thing

    Federal Trade Commission head Edith Ramirez put the matter plainly: “If I’m wearing a fitness band that tracks how many calories I consume, I wouldn’t ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 11:13 pm
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