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  • Ponnuru: Spanking your child doesn’t make you a monster

    When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child last month, a lot of journalists explained that the lesson we sh ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Pitts: An assault on U.S. history

    This is a tale of two countries.The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equali ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Another view: Feds must re-examine school lunch rules

    Since the rollout of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students and their parents have easily been the loudest critics of the new federal sch ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • German exceptionalism among economies

    If you live in an advanced economy – in Western Europe, Japan or the United States – odds are you’re in a funk. Unless you live in Germany.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Ponnuru: Obama mostly misses the point on tax inversions

    Corporate inversions – when American companies reincorporate abroad to lower their tax bills – have become a political controversy solely because of t ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Reeder: Cronyism shortchanges taxpayers, workers

    SPRINGFIELD – In Illinois government, it’s often not what you know, but who you know, that gets you hired.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Pitts: What is and is not child abuse

    My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Twitter parodies, politicians and police raids

    For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. From Rep. Paul Ryan to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the pope, public figures ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Barone: Why has immigration shifted?

    What should we do about immigration policy? It’s a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by B ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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