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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.

Froma Harrop: Time for Obamacare foes to show their cards

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread.

Linda Chavez: Despite help fighting ISIS, Iran remains our biggest threat

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
The agreement this week between the governments of Iraq and Iran to enter a formal relationship to fight the Islamic State group should be deeply troubling to the United States.

David Harsanyi: Gridlock should get share of credit for economic recovery

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
>The Obama Boom is finally here.

E.J. Dionne: Smart, caring, irascible, Mario Cuomo was one of a kind

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
NEW YORK — There will never be another politician like Mario Cuomo, a man shaped by a different age.

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