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  • Another view: Quarantines will not prevent outbreak

    A 14th-century weapon is not the best defense against a 21st-century illness. That’s not simply comm ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Pitts: Holding memories for Aunt Millie

    CHICAGO – It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.M ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Barone: Reagan speech still resonates 50 years later

    On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on prime time national TV in support of the pres ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Harrop: Canada can be tough on immigration

    Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Another view: Shameful payments to Nazis

    It’s morally repugnant that former Nazis have apparently been paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits as they age overseas.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Another view: Appeal of the Islamic State

    Western leaders sometimes suggest the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition with ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Ponnuru: Sorry, Obamacare is still unfixable

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say th ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Another view: Stronger rules needed for bankers’ bonuses

    Officials at the Federal Reserve are telling banks to change their risk-taking culture or else. Their argument is familiar, but it’s being pressed wit ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Reeder: Why remove voting rules for one election?

    SPRINGFIELD – I dropped by my local courthouse Monday and voted early. Before stepping into the coun ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Barone: Does ‘The End of History’ result in political decay?

    Francis Fukuyama picked an auspicious publication date for his latest book, “Political Order and Political Decay.” The news is full of stories of poli ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Harrop: Why millennials don't drive as often

    Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age. They are less likely to own cars or use cars. The drives they ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Carson: Americans, like founders, must gather courage

    It should come as no surprise to most thinking people that Wal-Mart, like many other large employers, recently announced it would be suspending health ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Another view: Wiping away the Soviet past

    The old trunk weighed more than 81 pounds. It was crammed with handwritten letters sent between 1946 and 1954 that were held together with string and ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Another view: Speak up to end team hazing

    If you were on a high school sports team, you probably went through some kind of initiation ritual. It probably involved some kind of temporary embarr ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Ponnuru: Three reasons immigration reform is still dead

    Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama’s desk? That theory is mak ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
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