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E.J. Dionne: It’s healthy for media to get a dose of its own medicine

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
Many years ago, a politician complained to me about journalists who loved to dish it out but bristled at any criticism directed their way. “Look,” he said, “we politicians may have thin skins, but you guys in the media have no skins.”

Eugene Robinson: Obama's rant on religion only told a portion of the story

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate.

Richard Cohen: Human race can never escape its own history of evil

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
In 1916, a man by the name of Jesse Washington was accused of rape and murder and swiftly convicted.

Linda Chevez: U.S. should lead fight to destroy ISIS

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
I would not watch the video of Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being consumed by fire, because to do so was exactly what the Islamist barbarians who produced it wanted.

George Will: Education most effective when controlled by the states

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
In 1981, Tennessee's 41-year-old governor proposed to President Ronald Reagan a swap: Washington would fully fund Medicaid and the states would have complete responsibility for primary and secondary education.

A model already exists to improve city neighborhoods

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Leadership requires vision, and we lack both in Schenectady. We can do better!

Senior housing will be good for Amsterdam

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Not too many months ago, the Common Council of the city of Amsterdam voted 4-1 to pass a resolution approving siting a casino in Amsterdam.

Editor's Notes: Publishing salaries of public employees puts spotlight on government spending

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Editor Judy Patrick discusses reasons for publishing public employee salaries

Michael Gerson: Vaccination exposes cracks in a Rand Paul candidacy

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
It has become the Rand Paul pattern: A few weeks paddling vigorously in the mainstream, followed by a lapse into authenticity, followed by transparent damage control, followed by churlishness toward anyone in the media who notices.

E.J. Dionne: Room for common ground on redistribution of wealth

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Rep. Paul Ryan values his reputation as a serious policy analyst and a genial soul.

Mark Shields: Obama runs against government that Dems claim as their strength

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
As a young Illinois state senator at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he delivered a memorable keynote address, which, almost overnight, vaulted him into presidential consideration.

Joe Conason: GOP must reverse course to be credible on poverty

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The latest fad among would-be Republican presidential contenders is to proclaim their deep commitment to fighting poverty and inequality -- which sounds as plausible as a promise by McDonald's to abolish greasy food.

Eugene Robinson: Hillary appears to have clear path to 2016 nomination

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
And now for a look at the Democratic presidential field for 2016 -- hey, hold on, where'd everybody go?

David Harsanyi: Why does Obama continue to capitulate in Mideast?

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
At the World Economic Forum last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for terrorism, the world should refrain from using the term "Islamic radicals."

George Will: Final play in the Season of Excess

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Beer, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said but almost certainly didn't, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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