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  • Carson: The perils of mixing politics and business

    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgo ...
    NEW: July 25, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Schultz: Preserve a lie or save lives – you pick

    Days before two federal courts issued dueling interpretations of the Affordable Care Act, I came across a 1958 photo of my paternal grandmother and fe ...
    July 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Reeder: Illinois can learn from Texan example

    PORT ISABEL, TEXAS – I like to eat at blue-collar diners and cafés, particularly when I’m on vacation.
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ponnuru: Inflation hawks’ crank data just doesn’t add up

    “I don’t think you have until 2012 before this gets out of control and there’s hyperinflation. It could go past that to 2014, but we’re seeing all sor ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Pitts: Akin's back talking about rape again

    So, Todd Akin is back and he’s talking rape again.You remember what happened last time. The would-be ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Barone: Obama turns liberalism into coercion

    Liberals just aren’t very liberal these days. The word “liberal” comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century, liberals in this ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Harrop: Hippies under the bed

    On behalf of all liberals – living and dead – I’d like to apologize to Adam Bellow. In 1976, Bellow was at a Michigan State University writing worksho ...
    July 20, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Carson: Cultivating a curious mind

    I recently returned home after two weeks of engagements in New Zealand and Australia focusing on empowerment through reading. The Kiwis and Aussies ar ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Ponnuru: Buffett, Gates, Adelson don't get immigration

    A trio of billionaires – Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates – said they want to “End the Immigration Impasse,” to quote the headline of th ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • BARONE: Obama skitters, scampers, scuttles away from failure

    Skitter, scamper, scuttle. That seems to be the mode of the Obama administration of late.Skitter awa ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • SMITH: ‘I think, therefore I can’ key to success

    If you ever have the time, read “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,’’ by Carol Dweck. Actually, if you don’t have the time, try to make it. Becau ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Harrop: Where goes jazz as the greats move on?

    A jazz great died this month. Though revered by fans around the world, Horace Silver is not a household name in his own country, where the popular tas ...
    July 13, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Carson: Better than Obamacare – health savings accounts

    It’s fortunate the Supreme Court saw it fit last week to rule that corporations could not be coerced into covering religiously objectionable forms of ...
    July 12, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • BARONE: Court slaps down Obama administration

    Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents’ administrations.
    July 7, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Harrop: Was Cochran’s win good for blue America?

    From the happy reports, you’d think that liberals had only to celebrate the tea party’s recent Mississippi defeat. True, Sen. Thad Cochran’s winning s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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