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Selective minimum wage hike not the answer for American workers

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
Regular readers of my columns will note that I'm a huge supporter of the minimum wage for both economic and moral reasons. But the recent wage board ruling for fast-food workers to receive $15 per hour has put me in a bind.

Eugene Robinson: Debate showed why Trump is leader of the GOP pack

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
It was billed as The Donald Trump Show, and the Republican front-runner delivered

Joe Conason: Attorney General must find source of Hillary email leak

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
In the aftermath of the discredited New York Times story about a “criminal referral” regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails, a few important questions stand out, among many that remain unanswered

Susan Estrich: Candidates take risks with debate tactics

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
What should you look for if you happen to be one of those dedicated Americans who watches “primary” debates?

Richard Cohen: Biden may have aged out of another presidential run

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
The vice president of the United States, if he has kept up his exercise regimen, should be in splendid shape

Froma Harrop: No easy answers to the terrorist next door

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Details about Mohammad Abdulazeez, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga grad accused of murdering four Marines and a sailor, dripped out in the familiar pattern

E.J. Dionne: To trump Trump, debate rivals must offer new solutions

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
The Fox News debate this week ought to be an occasion for the Republican Party’s presidential candidates to put new and innovative ideas on display

Charles Krauthammer: A story of a man motivated by righteousness, gratitude

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East.

George Will: In Iran deal, Obama ignores history of capitulating on arms

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

We should temper business optimism with prudence

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
It’s safe to say Schenectady is having no problem at all when it comes to economic development in its downtown improvement district. But proceed with caution. Nothing lasts forever, and things can change in an instance.

Shooting aftermath: Victims are unwitting martyrs to pro-gun ‘cause’

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Jillian Johnson, 33, was not a native of Lafayette, La., “but was as big a champion of the region as anyone,” reported The New York Times.

Shooting aftermath: Revive plan to make a safe Schenectady safer

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
Is Schenectady safe? How often have you heard that question or perhaps even thought about that for yourself?

Mark Shields: Above all, Americans want their presidents to be likable

Friday, July 31, 2015
"I don't care how great your ideas are or how well you can articulate them. People must like you before they will vote for you."

E.J. Dionne: Candidates face polarized, yet ambivalent, electorate

Thursday, July 30, 2015
So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues

Susan Estrich: Planned Parenthood is not the monster pro-life crowd wants you to believe it is

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
No one has a late-term abortion because she’s changed her mind about having a baby.

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