Opinion

Our View: A backlash on police protests

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The murder of two New York city police officers by a career criminal who posted prior of his intention to kill police officers has sparked an understandable backlash against the recent...

National Commentary

Mexico must modernize its politics

With a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a spot on one of those ubiquitous lists of “leading global thinkers,” Mexican...


National Commentary

Never take gun advice from a liberal

What part of "Hey, Kids! Steal your parents' guns and bring them to school!" sounds like a bad idea? If you answered, "All of it," you may be a conservative. A...


National Commentary

Voters, leaders made 2014 a watershed year for marijuana

Support it or not, there’s no denying that this was a watershed year for marijuana. Within hours of the new year, the nation saw the first legally sanctioned...


Standard Deviations

Liquor laws back in the news

Now that we’ve finally gotten that whole Christmas business out of the way, we can focus all of our attention on the upcoming celebration to usher in 2015....


Behind the Headlines , Staff Columns

The good, bad and the ugly of news coverage

One of my daughter’s friends is a Korean-American. She grew up in Utah but her parents immigrated to the United States from South Korea. Her grandparents...




National Commentary

Make fracking safer

No one doubts Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s concern for the well-being of New Yorkers. It’s just not clear that a ban on fracking protects it — or how the...


National Commentary

North Korean nukes scarier than its hacks

While the world’s attention focuses on North Korea’s cyberwar with Sony, the Hermit Kingdom is rapidly increasing its stockpile of nuclear weapons...


Our View

Our View: A backlash on police protests

The murder of two New York city police officers by a career criminal who posted prior of his intention to kill police officers has sparked an understandable...


National Commentary

Vermont's lessons for fans of single-payer system

WASHINGTON — While I was away last week, Vermont decided to scuttle its single-payer health-care plans. I predicted as much six months ago, for one simple...


National Commentary

Congrats, 2014. You could have been a lot worse

‘There have been worse years in recent history,” New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote, “but 2014 definitely stands out for the sheer...


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