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George Will: Government increasingly serving those who need it least

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
>Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed something obvious: Big government, which has become gargantuan in response to progressives’ promptings, serves the strong.

Guest Column: New approach necessary in education

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Traditional approaches aren't working

David Harsanyi: Was enforcing a pointless tax worth death?

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
After news of the baffling decision by the New York grand jury not to indict a police officer in the killing of Eric Garner.

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.

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