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Charles Krauthammer: Not sure Obama understands depth of terrorist threat

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Last Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie.

Eugene Robinson: King sought to end both racial and economic injustice

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s economic message was fiery and radical.

George Will: Romney’s third run would be no charm

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
After his third loss, in 1908, as the Democratic presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan enjoyed telling the story of the drunk who three times tried to enter a private club.

A tale of two governors . . . and the sons who followed

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
This is a tale of two governors. Each has just been re-elected to a four-year term. Each is part of a legacy.

Fracking ban was a start, but more must be done

Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision last month to ban fracking in New York state was a holiday present welcomed by the thousands of citizen activists in our state.

David Harsanyi: Pope misses the point of free expression

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
We heathens can leave the theological debate to others.

E.J. Dionne: Government policies heavily favor the rich

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people.

Jill Lawrence: No special treatment for politicians who break the law

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The most touching moment of bipartisanship on the opening day of Congress came not on Capitol Hill but 100 miles away in Richmond, Virginia, at former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sentencing hearing on his multiple-count public corruption conviction.

Joe Conason: Charlie Hebdo attack should reawaken our principles

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Not long after 9/11, the leading figures in France’s Champagne industry decided that they would hold their 2002 annual awards gala in New York rather than Paris.

Charles Krauthammer: Offset gas tax hike with equal cut in Social Security tax

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015
For 32 years I’ve been advocating a major tax on petroleum.

Richard Cohen: ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ’s role in civil rights

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it.

George Will: Senators must ask tough questions of Obama’s attorney general nominee

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Senate confirmation hearings put nominees on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed comb.”

Constitution Pipeline good for New York residents, businesses

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Anyone who experienced a spike in their home heating bills last winter should be pleased with the news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the Constitution Pipeline project.

Many important stories go underreported

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
While the biggest news stories of 2014 interested me somewhat, I am more interested in those that were not reported, or reported but given scant attention

Eugene Robinson: Republicans need to abandon their tolerance of racists

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
Here’s some advice for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise that also applies to the Republican Party in general: If you don’t want to be associated in any way with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, then stay away from them.

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