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COLUMNISTS: Three expensive milliseconds

posted: 04/15/2014 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, abruptly canceled America’s biggest and arguably most important infrastructure project, a desperately needed new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

OTHERS SAY: The slow-motion invasion

posted: 04/15/2014 3:39 a.m. Comment 1

A week ago militants seized government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities in what Secretary of State John F. Kerry charged was “an illegal and illegitimate effort” by Russia to “create a contrived crisis with paid operatives.”

Paging Dr.Welby

posted: 04/15/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON—When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients.

UFO gathering grows: Fire in Eureka

posted: 04/15/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

It must have been fate that left me standing alongside Travis Walton in the men’s room at the comfy Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs last week. He was taller than D.B. Sweeney, who portrayed Walton in the popular 1993 movie, Fire in the Sky.

One risky gambit

posted: 04/15/2014 3:35 a.m. Comments 7

I applaud the grand concept, but recognize the hollow tactic.

LETTERS

posted: 04/15/2014 3:34 a.m. Comments 2

Cannot set up camp Looking forward to retirement was my dream. However, I became disabled at age 62, forcing me to take early retirement from work, where I loved my job for 29 years. After much physical therapy, I was finally able to go camping and fishing with my husband of 43 years.

EDITORIALS: Keep this man around

posted: 04/14/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

“I can’t spare this man—he fights.” —A. Lincoln speaking of U.S. Grant.

COLUMNISTS: Thought police on patrol

posted: 04/14/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON—Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was delivered to the Washington Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming. The petition arrived the day before publication of my column, which consisted of precisely that heresy.

OTHERS SAY: Let’s think this through

posted: 04/14/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

In the fiscal year that ended in October, U.S. authorities deported almost 370,000 immigrants, continuing a record-setting pace begun late in the Bush administration and sustained by the Obama administration.

Marriage corrupts? Huh?

posted: 04/14/2014 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Narendra Modi, the front runner to become India’s next prime minister, just acknowledged that he’s legally married to a woman with whom he hasn’t lived in nearly half a century. That, however, is not the dubious part of what he has to say on marital life.

Guest writer: A new day, destiny

posted: 04/14/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

There are days that I want to hide from the virtual world because of the devastating stories flooding the news about Afghanistan, a place where I spent the first 30 years of my life and where my family lives today. Then there are days that I don’t want log on to my Facebook account because I’m afraid of becoming desensitized to the ubiquitous death and violence.

What happened to liberalism?

posted: 04/14/2014 3:42 a.m. Comments 30

Liberalism once meant a belief in individual liberty through limited government and the rule of law. It led the great struggle for freedom of speech and expression (as indispensable elements of liberty).

LETTERS

posted: 04/14/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Work indicates need All that is written and spoken contending that raising the minimum wage will cost jobs overlooks one important economic principle.

Correction

posted: 04/14/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Alabama Gov. George Wallace blocked the doorway of the University of Alabama in 1963 to protest enrollment of black students. The university was misstated in a guest column Friday.

COLUMN ONE: Death of an old fox

posted: 04/13/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Robert Strauss was one of those figures who belonged to the past long before he passed, a news-maker who hadn’t made the news in years.

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