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Obama’s speech deflects

February 3, 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 consideratio. more »»

Here’s a(nother) great snow job

February 3, 2015 The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. more »»

US rail travel should follow Europe’s lead

February 2, 2015 186 miles per hour. In a train. more »»

US rail travel should follow Europe’s lead

February 2, 2015 186 miles per hour. In a train. more »»

Political case of ‘ready, fire, aim’

February 2, 2015 Let’s pause for a moment and imagine what would have happened if, two days after taking office, Tom Corbett summarily dismissed the state’s director of the Office of Open Records and replaced her... more »»

Don’t sell nurse practitioners short

January 30, 2015 “The nurse practitioner will see you now.” It’s a common welcome for patients in offices around the country. When most people hear the word nurse, they think of comfort, trust and caring. more »»

Abortion bill: Right end, wrong means

January 29, 2015 As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual “March for Life,” the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that restricted abortions after 20... more »»

GOP can’t outbid for middle class

January 29, 2015 It’s too easy to label President Obama’s State of the Union as more tax-the-rich and redistribution. We know that. more »»

Hollywood’s ‘Sniper’ smearing

January 27, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper” dominated the box office race over the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. more »»

Boehner’s dangerous gamble

January 27, 2015 Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognize... more »»

Don’t excuse nonvoting millennials

January 24, 2015 The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it’s been devastating. more »»

How about a restate of Union?

January 24, 2015 President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I’ve done is great! America is in a much better position. more »»

Outnumbered, Jews suffer under mob rule

January 23, 2015 In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don’t particularly like that advic. more »»

The return of the war hero

January 23, 2015 Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “American Sniper,” marks the return of the American war hero. more »»

Rioters by any other name

January 22, 2015 Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the... more »»

More to race than Clinton versus Bush

January 22, 2015 Charlie Cook, a veteran inside-the-beltway political analyst, recently wrote of a focus group discussing the 2016 presidential election. more »»

A new day and a new Congress

January 20, 2015 Jan. 6, 2015 marked a new day in Congress. On that day, the newly elected Congress took offic. more »»

National epidemic on self-esteem

January 20, 2015 A half-century ago, Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, disclosed to his readers the existence of the mysterious kingmaker he called “The Great Mentioner,” who... more »»

Keystone pipeline a catechism

January 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

The gilded youth and their pain

January 19, 2015 A Hollywood-handsome Princeton grad recently shot his hedge-fund-founder father to death. The alleged reason: Thomas Gilbert Sr.’s plan to cut his allowance by $200 a month. more »»

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