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Mark Shields: Obama’s team of advisers driving away good people

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Last year, President Barack Obama made his position perfectly clear: Chuck Hagel "is an American patriot.

Richard Cohen: We need effective ways to discipline Wall Street criminals

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
I know a rich guy who parks wherever he wants — bus stops, hydrants, no-parking zones of all kinds.

Guest Column: Reverend right to speak out on treatment of Palestinians

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Local teenager responds to criticism of call for boycott

Froma Harop: Schumer fails to appreciate Obamacare’s positive impacts

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Few truly appreciate the enormous economic benefits the Affordable Care Act will deliver to the American people over time, the middle class included.

E.J. Dionne: New Congress inspires creative governing

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
The president’s move was singularly useful. It should be a sign of things to come.

Michael Gerson: Ferguson’s future depends on actions they take next

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
My hometown of St. Louis has given up its sad secrets.

George Will: Backlash to Obama’s power grab could help Republicans regain White House

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. — Newton’s Third Law of Motion

Plea bargains no shortcut for justice

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Our justice system does not operate as many Americans assume it does. The plea bargain reigns supreme throughout the entire system.

Giving back to community brings back many rewards

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Every year, as the holiday season approaches, I am forced to look back at the 11 previous months and reflect. And every year, I've come to the same conclusion: I am blessed.

Stories, statistics often conflict

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Crime is not on the rise in the Schenectady. That’s a statistical fact.

Joe Conason: Forget Keystone, fix decaying fuel distribution system

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
With the Keystone XL pipeline stalled again, now perhaps we can look ahead and consider more promising ways to rebuild our energy system, creating many more jobs than that controversial project ever would

David Harsanyi: Time to give up hope for Palestinian state

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Nothing in history or current reality could possibly lead an honest observer to conclude that there's a viable path to peace between Palestinians and Israel.

George Will: Giving thanks for good, old-fashioned American lunacy

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country.

Charles Krauthammer: As long as China gets a pass, climate won't improve

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Linda Chavez: GOP can benefit from Obama's immigration maneuver

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Now that President Obama has acted to defer deportation for some four to five million illegal immigrants, all eyes will be on the Republican Party's response.

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