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National Editorials and Columns

  • Another View: The business of education

    No doubt you’ve seen the ads on TV or in print.Smiling students, professional instructors, promises ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Carson’s 2016 campaign based on his character

    In the race for the Republican nomination for president, Ben Carson is running an “outsider” campaign, has no significant experience in politics or go ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • ​Must boomers take the rap?

    In the course of human events, many things need fixing. One of them is the cost of Medicare, climbing rapidly as baby boomers enroll in large numbers.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Stossel: My Trump problem

    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions.Sometimes ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Connie Schultz: Why is Trump still talking?

    When the Republican presidential debate began Tuesday evening in Milwaukee, I was still in my car heading home, so I listened to the first part on sat ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans learn to love the value-added tax

    For conservatives, the phrase “value-added tax” once amounted to fighting words. Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, warned other c ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • 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
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