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Commentary & Opinion
January 2, 2013 We can't wait for stronger food safetySource: Review Journal
This Friday, Jan. 4, marks two years since President Obama signed landmark food safety legislation. But Americans continue to get sick, rushed to the hospital, and sometimes die from preventable foodborne illnesses while the...
January 1, 2013 A Tepid Fiscal Agreement - editorialSource: NY Times
For the first time since President George W. Bush began the country’s long slide into debt by cutting taxes in 2001, an agreement was reached late Monday in the Senate to raise income taxes on the rich. That’s what makes the deal...
December 26, 2012 Black Hawk Down Then...Libya Questions NowSource: Robert R McMillan
Events in Benghazi caused me to reflect back to American military deaths in Somalia. Remember the scenes of the two corpses of US soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia by jubilant crowds? The military...
December 21, 2012 Newtown Tragedy Forces Hard QuestionsSource: Larry Checco, featured commentator
Five days after the horrific Newtown, Connecticut school shootings, I happened to learn that someone I hadn’t spoken to in nearly 25 years lives there. I always liked Jim (not his real name) and innocently decided this might be...
December 20, 2012 Revolt of the Cliff DwellersSource: Gail Collins, NY Times
Attempts to avert the infamous “fiscal cliff” are like a super-high-stakes card game. But you have to imagine a game in which one player needs to go into a back room before he makes his bet and get the approval of a herd of rabid...
December 18, 2012 Let’s Get M.A.D.D. About GunsSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
On May 3, 1980, a 13-year-old girl named Cari Lightner was killed by a drunken driver. A terrible alcoholic, the man had three prior drunken driving convictions. He had just come from a bar, on the back end of a three-day binge....
December 18, 2012 A union battle whose time has passedSource: Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
When Michigan joined the ranks of “right-to-work” states last week, I had two seemingly contradictory reactions. The first was that it was a historic turn for the American labor movement. The second was that it was largely...
December 13, 2012 Editorial: Boehner's back in the saddleSource: Philly.com
This is John Boehner's moment. The House speaker was basically humiliated last year when tea-party-steeped Republicans rejected his leadership in negotiations to broker a deficit-reduction compromise with President Obama. But,...
December 13, 2012 Five Ways Boehner can successfully negotiate with ObamaSource: Fox News
House Speaker John Boehner is negotiating like a man who believes he is already out-flanked and defeated by President Obama. As a Republican, I am embarrassed for Boehner and my party. Read more:...
December 12, 2012 Energy independence: Romney’s ghost?Source: Politico
Mitt Romney promised to achieve North American energy independence if the voters put him in the White House. But now, evidence is mounting that the once-implausible-sounding achievement will happen without him.
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