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  • Rubin: Political novices Carson, Fiorina owe us full disclosure

    In theory, we can accept the idea of a nonpolitician as president. Someone with equivalent skills to those of the folks in public office and with the ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Another: A better way to light up the holidays

    Homebound senior citizens are getting fewer nutritious meals delivered to their homes. Public health departments are cutting back on services. Doctors ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Barone: Liberals' response to dissent: 'shut up'

    “ ‘Shut up,’ he explained.” That’s a sentence from Ring Lardner’s short story “The Young Immigrunts.” It’s an exasperated father’s response from the d ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Harrop: Facing the robot tsunami

    Robots make the perfect employee. They don’t complain, they don’t get sick, and, as of this writing, they don’t have babies. When robots can do the jo ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Schultz: More layoffs for journalists is sad news for you

    This week, many in my profession are reeling from news of yet another round of newsroom layoffs, this time at the National Geographic Society.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Should Republicans care about income inequality?

    We conservatives tend to get less worked up about economic inequality than liberals do, and I think we’re right about that.
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Pitts: Reality of implicit race bias

    I once read a question that went as follows:Two groups of young men are walking on opposite sides of the street. One group is black, the other, white. ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Essig: Five myths about bacon

    When the World Health Organization last week linked consumption of processed meats to cancer, most of the articles bearing the bad news were illustrat ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Another View: China's promises must be verified

    The USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, on Tuesday sailed by a reef in the South China Sea’s Spratly archipelago that China has built up into an i ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Harrop: Cities losing people, not brains

    The population of New Orleans fell 7.3 percent after Hurricane Katrina, but guess what? NOLA now has 40,000 more college graduates than before the dis ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • ​Schultz: That Hillary, so funny

    Well, this is quite the view.I’m sitting near a window that overlooks a busy intersection in downtow ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Ponnuru: Jeb Bush is more conservative than his brother

    Jeb Bush has lately been defending his brother George – the former president – against Donald Trump’s criticism, and George is raising funds for Jeb’s ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Pitts: Without police accountability, justice is tenuous

    The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Another View: Teens safer under graduated license law

    Illinois doesn’t seem to come out at the top of too many rankings these days – at least the good kind of rankings – but national safety advocates and ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Dwyer: GOP sneers at 'free stuff' – and gives it away

    Let’s talk about free stuff. Republican presidential candidates are against it. They accuse Democrats of bribing voters with it. And when they debate ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 9:50 pm
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