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Evidence of ‘prior bad acts’ by Bill Cosby a tricky legal question

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
In the public eye, Bill Cosby’s goose is pretty much cooked. As a legal matter, however, his conviction on sexual-assault charges stemming from an incident in 2004 will probably rest on whether the trial judge decides to admit what is known as “prior bad acts” evidence.

David Harsanyi: Obama’s legacy will be the abuse of executive power

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
Over the winter break, I finally got around to binge-watching “Parks and Recreation.”

Linda Chavez: Fellow GOP voters: Are we really prepared to do this?

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
Will Republicans come to their senses in 2016 or continue with another year of living dangerously?

Richard Cohen: We’ve seen this act before: Trump channels McCarthy

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
In 1949, Sen. Joseph McCarthy arrived in Columbus, Ohio, to make a speech but within an hour allegedly was shooting craps

Froma Harrop: National ID card essential for security

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016
I’d like to think that the feds have screened the other passengers sitting on my airplane.

Ruben Navarrette: Deportation policy dishonest, but effective

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016
President Obama — who Seinfeld explains has fired off enough one-liners to appear on the show — compares politics to football

John Stossel: We’re giving politicians free rein to trample our rights

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
When driving on treacherous roads, guardrails are useful.

George Will: There was a time before government became reviled

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
The voting will begin in Iowa, thanks to Marie Jahn

E.J. Dionne: It’s OK for us to disagree and to let others know why

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
At year’s end, I want to offer a word to my conservative and libertarian readers whose patience I try regularly

Our New Year quiz

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
Happy New Year! We’re going to have an exciting 2016 — including, of course, the finale of a presidential race that seems to have been underway since Woodstock.


Gazette starts year with fresh perspectives

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
Gazette says goodbye to AP, but adds other news providers.

Mona Charen: Trends in religious activity having impact on politics

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
On Christmas Eve, our family departed from the traditional American Jewish observance of the holiday (ordering Chinese takeout) and elected to find an open restaurant.

Eugene Robinson: After Trump, Republican Party will be changed forever

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
History will remember 2015 as the year when The Republican Party As We Knew It was destroyed by Donald Trump

David Harsanyi: A dictator gets things done, but do we really want one?

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015
Incessant clamoring by voters and punditry for better “leaders” and more “leadership” is one of the most unsavory, dangerous and un-American tendencies in political discourse

Froma Harrop: Bernie Sanders has earned an apology

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox.

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