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  • Another View: These plastic guns aren’t toys

    In the 1993 thriller “In the Line of Fire,” a would-be assassin painstakingly builds a plastic gun that he could slip past magnetometers – and into a ...
    June 15, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Another View: Unions skip minimum wage laws

    Labor unions have pressed for minimum-wage hikes in cities across America.In places where they have ...
    June 14, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Harrop: ​Federal lands don't belong to the states

    The federal government owns large chunks of the West. It owns 65 percent of Utah, 69 percent of Alaska and 83 percent of Nevada. Some Westerners see u ...
    June 14, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Stossel: ‘Blackfish’ documentary full of green lies

    Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. But fewer go now because the documentary “Blackfish” exposed wha ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Another View: Virgin Money’s Sex Pistols credit card is pretty vacant

    One of the more depressing tweets I’ve seen recently arrived courtesy of Richard Branson’s Virgin Money business: “Introduce a little anarchy to your ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Another View: Pass law to protect Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act, which has helped millions of people get health care, is now fully woven into the nation’s social fabric. As President Barack ...
    June 12, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Another View: Give Herrin Massacre the treatment it deserves

    Herrin city officials have spent almost a century trying to ignore the mob-fueled massacre of June 21 and 22, 1922. Herrin must stop stonewalling and ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Another View: Get more government in your fridge

    The case for greater government involvement in any industry, whether banking or health care, is not always obvious and is often unconvincing. Not so t ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Another View: Slowpokes get raw deal in Indiana

    What kind of lawmakers pass legislation that penalizes law-abiding citizens in an effort to ease the angst of lawbreakers?
    June 9, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Another View: Don't overreact to Chinese hacking

    Chinese hackers have become such a persistent presence on American computer networks – both public and private – that sometimes their meddling slips b ...
    June 8, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Another View: Rauner matures, Madigan pouts

    Being surrounded by so many children must be frustrating for Gov. Bruce Rauner. And the neonates are tasked with funding the state.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Another View: EPA, U.S. Army Corps need to listen

    Clean, safe water should be the goal of everyone. The Environmental Protection Agency, however, has found a way to create division over the issue.
    June 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Another View: Islands might not be worth trouble

    The United States is faced with a troublesome question: Is it willing to challenge Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea to maintain a posture of e ...
    June 3, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Another View: Poultry producers must clean up their act

    Egg and poultry producers in Iowa and 11 other states are facing financial catastrophe as the deadliest avian flu outbreak in U.S. history continues t ...
    June 2, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Was re-establishing relations with Cuba the right decision for the U.S.?
    Yes, it was time
    Yes, if it brings about change
    No, we shouldn't recognize oppressive governments