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OPINION: BRET STEPHENS: Repeal Second Amendment

posted: 02/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Had the recent massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school been different in one respect--that is, had alleged perpetrator Nikolas Cruz shouted "Allahu akbar" during the course of his rampage--conservatives would be demanding another round of get-tough measures.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Facts over frenzy

posted: 02/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is so atrocious and painful that it invokes an hysterical urge to "do something."

OPINION - Editorial: The evangelist

posted: 02/23/2018 2:14 a.m. Discuss

He must have been the most wildly successful preacher in temporal history by the time he died in North Carolina, where he was born 99 years ago. He walked with presidents and kings, commoners and the uncommon, yet never lost the common touch.

OPINION - Editorial: No waiting

posted: 02/23/2018 2:13 a.m. Discuss

What doth the Lord require of thee, asked the prophet, and then answered: Only to do justice, love mercy, and work humbly with thy God--and here's your chance to do all those, fellow sinners.

OPINION - Editorial: Others say: Debates belong on campus

posted: 02/23/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

At a 2015 town hall in Des Moines, Iowa, President Barack Obama offered an impassioned defense of college as a place where open debate and free speech should be treasured.

OPINION: A case for small steps

posted: 02/23/2018 2:09 a.m. Discuss

In the effort to reduce gun violence or gun massacres, should we go big or go small? Should we concentrate on steps that have a consensus behind them, at the risk of not making much difference? Or should we seek to transform American law and culture, even if success looks pitifully unlikely?

OPINION - Guest writer: A human's worth

posted: 02/23/2018 2:06 a.m. Discuss

There's the Kelly Blue Book value for used cars. There's an appraisal value for a house. There's even the going market price for cattle and hogs. But how much is a person worth?


posted: 02/23/2018 2:03 a.m. Comments 3

Adults failing children

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: He's either/or ... or both

posted: 02/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 75

Many of the progressive persuasion are praising a column by Pulitzer Prize-winning Tom Friedman published Sunday in the New York Times.

OPINION - Editorial: The indispensable man

posted: 02/22/2018 2:57 a.m. Discuss

"It is said by some persons who have lately seen the rebel forces that they are the most pitiable collection of ragged, dispirited mortals that ever pretended to the name of an army . . . . and that if the weather continues fair but a little longer, there is no visible impediment to His Majesty's troops in completing a march to the capitol of Pennsylvania."

OPINION: The keystone key

posted: 02/22/2018 2:56 a.m. Discuss

Democrats took a big step closer to their goal of winning control of the U.S. House this year, thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. On Monday the court, which had earlier ruled that the current congressional district lines in the state unfairly gave Republicans an overwhelming advantage, redrew the boundaries in a way that it said was more fair and consistent with the population.

OPINION: Automation and our jobs

posted: 02/22/2018 2:56 a.m. Discuss

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title “Robots will destroy our jobs—and we’re not ready for it.” The article claims, “For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. … This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce.” According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States.

OPINION - Guest writer: Hear us roar

posted: 02/22/2018 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on the White River Bridge at Clarendon.


posted: 02/22/2018 2:51 a.m. Comment 1

False narratives flow


posted: 02/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

All the pieces were in place for Congress to pass a bill that would put the vexing issues of immigration behind the country at last. No, not everybody got what he wanted, but here was a solution all could live with, even thrive on.






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