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Michael Smerconish: More influence than numbers
22 hours ago -
Pew Research Center just released data from its yearlong look at polarization, a follow-up to the June release of its largest survey ever on American politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court? Commentary: Why only Ivy Leaguers on court?
23 hours ago - - DAN THOMASSON
Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what may be the most important branch of our government, the judiciary. [Read More]
Commentary: Help for Middle East Christians Commentary: Help for Middle East Christians
23 hours ago - - CAL THOMAS
American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by the Islamic State in Iraq (ISIS). The Jewish people are much better models in solidarity when Jews are persecuted. [Read More]
Commentary: Obamacare a factor in elections Commentary: Obamacare a factor in elections
2 days ago - - BYRON YORK
Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. But no one has told Republican candidates, who are still pounding away at the Affordable Care Act on the stump. [Read More]
Commentary: Ideology and investment Commentary: Ideology and investment
2 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
America used to be a country that built for the future. Sometimes the government built directly: Public projects, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, provided the backbone for economic growth. Sometimes it provided incentives to the private sector. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is the Ebola threat overhyped?
3 days ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the threat of Ebola. [Read More]
Commentary: American dream leaving America Commentary: American dream leaving America
3 days ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken. We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their parents than have more education (20 percent). [Read More]
POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control? POLITICALLY UNCORRECTED: What if there's a tie for Senate control?
4 days ago - - G. TERRY MADONNA & MICHAEL YOUNG
Think things can’t get any worse with the approval rating of Congress polling as low as a 7 percent while national problems pile up and an increasingly dysfunctional House and Senate continue to set new records for sheer futility? [Read More]
Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy Commentary: Plutocrats against democracy
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy demonstrators can’t get what they want. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew Commentary: The Ben Bradlee I knew
5 days ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Ben Bradlee, who has died at the age of 93, did not so much edit The Washington Post as lead it. Other editors of the times would rewrite headlines, cajole reporters and senior editors, and try to put their imprint on everything they could in the newspaper. That was not Bradlee’s way. [Read More]
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