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  • Erasing the race card
    One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens. Leadi...
  • The lessons of ‘Camp David’
    The line between determination and delusion can be obscure. Sometimes, the distinction emerges only in retrospect, like a Polaroid image slowly appearing. In other instances, the differe...
  • The cost of Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine
    As President Obama looks at the Ukraine crisis, he sees an asymmetry of interests: Simply put, the future of Ukraine means more to Vladimir Putin’s Russia than it does to the United Stat...
  • Going haywire in a cloud
    I missed my brother’s anniversary last week. But I have a very 21st-century excuse: I lost it in the cloud. I discovered this the next day when my sister-in-law mentioned they had been o...
  • The new populism begins at the local and state level
    As Republican obstruction keeps anything from moving in Washington (except, of course, the package of corporate tax dodges known as “extenders” that are likely to glide through with bipa...

Washington Post - Sunday OutlookWashington Post - Sunday Outlook

  • Romney’s tax plan, by the numbers
    There are three fallacies and two dangers at the heart of Mitt Romney’s tax policy. Romney has been appropriately chided for dangling the promise of lower rates — with unpleasant details...
  • Dail Dinwiddie, missing and still missed
    I’ve written variations of this column a couple of times over the past 20 years, but certain occasions bear revisiting — and surely the disappearance of a friend is one. Dail Dinwiddie w...
  • A ‘hit man’ for Hillary Clinton
    For one hour on Sunday afternoon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines was behaving most undiplomatically . He had been engaged in a testy e-mail exchange with a journalis...
  • Redistributing wealth upward
    Which is the more redistributionist of our two parties? In recent decades, as Republicans have devoted themselves with laser-like intensity to redistributing America’s wealth and income ...
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USA Today - OpinionUSA Today - Opinion

Los Angeles Times - CommentaryLos Angeles Times - Commentary

  • Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?
    Even if the former Florida governor decides to seek the Republican presidential nomination, the party appears to be looking forward, not back. Is Jeb Bush's moment over?
  • A tax break worth saving
    The U.S. tax code should be simplified. But exemptions such as one for forgiven debt on residential mortgages are worth keeping. With lawmakers showing little enthusiasm for an ambitious ...
  • An Asian American turn to the right?
    The defeat of an effort to restore affirmative action in college admissions in California could have repercussions for Democrats and Republicans. The recent defeat of an effort to reinsti...
  • Public officials in a wired world: How much privacy should they get?
    The rule should be simple: When public officials conduct public business, their constituents get to watch, regardless of the platform. New technology often challenges society's long-stand...
  • Helping relatives help children
    Grandparents and others who take in children often are ineligible for the federal funding that goes to non-relative families and group homes. That needs to change. Enormous public resourc...

CBS News - OpinionCBS News - Opinion

MSNBC - ViewpointsMSNBC - Viewpoints

NPR - OpinionNPR - Opinion

Wall Street Journal - OpinionWall Street Journal - Opinion

MarketWatch - CommentaryMarketWatch - Commentary

Forbes.com - OpinionsForbes.com - Opinions

U.S. News - OpinionU.S. News - Opinion

Miami Herald - OpinionMiami Herald - Opinion

Miami Herald - Issues & IdeasMiami Herald - Issues & Ideas

Miami Herald - Fred GrimmMiami Herald - Fred Grimm

Miami Herald - Beth ReinhardMiami Herald - Beth Reinhard

Miami Herald - Jackie Bueno SousaMiami Herald - Jackie Bueno Sousa

Miami Herald - Myriam MarquezMiami Herald - Myriam Marquez

Miami Herald - Andres OppenheimerMiami Herald - Andres Oppenheimer

Miami Herald - Leonard Pitts Jr.Miami Herald - Leonard Pitts Jr.

Miami Herald - Dave BarryMiami Herald - Dave Barry

  • The Easter Bunny Caper
    Like most people, you probably often ask yourself: ''What, exactly, are my legal rights if I am wearing a bunny outfit?''
  • Pray for an asteroid
    Perhaps you are one of the many Americans who are afraid of preparing their own income-tax returns. If so, let me offer these words of encouragement: You stupid idiot.
  • The lobster rebellion
    (This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, January 28, 1996) I am pleased to report that the scientific community has finally stopped wasting time on the origins of the uni...
  • Mindless in Mickeytown
    (This Dave Barry column was originally published March 30, 2003.) Every year, we return to Orlando. Instinct makes us do this. We are like the salmon who must swim upstream to spawn, and...
  • Tips for writers
    Dear Mister Language Person: When is it correct to say: "between you and I"? A. It is correct in the following instance: "Well, just between you and I, the cosmetic surgeon took enough ce...

Miami Herald - Ana Veciana SuarezMiami Herald - Ana Veciana Suarez

Miami Herald - Cindy Krischer GoodmanMiami Herald - Cindy Krischer Goodman

Chicago Tribune - OpinionChicago Tribune - Opinion

Chicago Tribune - John KassChicago Tribune - John Kass

San Francisco Chronicle - C.W. NeviusSan Francisco Chronicle - C.W. Nevius

  • Weddings resume - City Hall to stay open on weekend
    Weddings resume - City Hall to stay open on weekend [...] it came down to a tattered strip of black tape on a linoleum floor in San Francisco City Hall. The tape marks the spot where cou...
  • Hormel heir made history as 1st openly gay ambassador
    Early on a sunny San Francisco morning, the Supreme Court announced that part of the deeply disliked Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and same-sex couples can once again marry...
  • Tenderloin toilet project has lofty goals
    [...] imagine if it was placed smack in the middle of Pee Central, one of the city's most notorious open-air toilets, right in the Tenderloin. [...] unlike the abandoned idea of Porta Pot...
  • Cell phone thefts boon for carriers
    Police Chief Greg Suhr says that a monthlong survey of property crimes in the Tenderloin showed that 59 percent involved some sort of mobile device - the majority of which were cell phone...
  • Super Bowl L could be just the beginning
    Ever since the Bay Area made a bid for the Super Bowl, people have been saying: Over the years, the Super Bowl game has almost become secondary to the parties and events in the preceding ...

San Francisco Chronicle - Matier & RossSan Francisco Chronicle - Matier & Ross

  • KTVU producers fired over Asiana pilots' fake names
    KTVU-TV has dismissed at least three veteran producers over the on-air gaffe involving the fake names of those Asiana airline pilots that became an instant YouTube hit - and a major embar...
  • Cyclist pleads guilty in Castro crosswalk death
    In what San Francisco prosecutors call the first conviction of its kind, a bicyclist who fatally struck a 71-year-old pedestrian in a Castro neighborhood sidewalk last year has pleaded gu...
  • Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak
    While broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge are commanding everyone's attention, Caltrans has another problem on its hands - 96 seismic shock absorbers on the western spa...
  • Prop. 8 judge not surprised by Supreme Court ruling
    Vaughn Walker, the retired federal judge who first struck down California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, was working out at the gym when Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling ...
  • Niners' stadium will carry Levi's tag
    The naming rights agreement - which will help the Niners pay for their $1.2 billion stadium, scheduled to open for the 2014 season - was announced Wednesday in a news conference at Levi's...

San Francisco Chronicle - Chip JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle - Chip Johnson

  • In Oakland, learning to live with crime
    Oakland resident Beth Maher arrived home around 10 p.m. one day last week to find her husband and their three kids standing outside in the yard. They had called 911 about 90 minutes earli...
  • Report: Oakland 100 blocks plan full of holes
    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan launched her crime initiative last fall and has been criticized for failing to discuss the details in public. It's true. There is no map that identifies the bounda...
  • Officer-involved shootings a trend nationwide
    Oakland is the Bay Area city that grabs headlines for officer-involved shootings, but is by no means the only city dealing with this kind of trouble Since May 6, there have been five offi...
  • 71 Oakland School for Arts grads going to college
    On Friday, when seniors of the Oakland School for the Arts march across the stage at the Fox Theater to receive their diplomas, many of them will be headed to some of the most prestigious...
  • Oakland streets safer as police, feds clamp down
    A joint effort between Oakland police and federal law enforcement agents has created a reverse rapture on the streets of Oakland. Sixty of the city's worst criminals slowly but surely van...

Christian Science Monitor - PoliticsChristian Science Monitor - Politics

MSNBC - The Exit InterviewsMSNBC - The Exit Interviews

MSNBC - First ReadMSNBC - First Read

Yahoo! News - Politics Op/EdYahoo! News - Politics Op/Ed

TheStreet.com - Adam FeuersteinTheStreet.com - Adam Feuerstein

AOL News - OpinionAOL News - Opinion

  • Mysterious New Weapon Revealed?
    Mysterious New Weapon Revealed? OSGEOINT A satellite captured this rare glimpse at a secretive US defense site -- and the bizarre shape of the object on the right has experts salivating....
  • Kim Involves Kris' Ex in Divorce Case
    Kim Involves Kris' Ex in Divorce Case Getty Images Kardashian & Humphries are in the process of settling their divorce -- but what she just threw on the table may change how much he gets...
  • 'Knots Landing' Star Hasn't Aged
    'Knots Landing' Star Hasn't Aged Getty Images Donna Mills hasn't been in the spotlight much since the famed soap opera ended, but she reappeared at a recent event looking amazing. What s...
  • Walgreen's Makes Big Announcement
    Walgreen's Makes Big Announcement Getty Images With 7,890 drugstores throughout the US and Puerto Rico, it's already the nation's largest drug store chain. Now, it's getting bigger. What...
  • Woman Allegedly Groped TSA Agent
    Woman Allegedly Groped TSA Agent NBC2 Most passengers are used to security pat downs. Carol Jean Price had a more confrontational reaction -- and it's led to a battery charge. Awkward in...

PopEater - Pop EdPopEater - Pop Ed

New York Observer - OpinionNew York Observer - Opinion

Salon - Joan WalshSalon - Joan Walsh

Salon - Glenn GreenwaldSalon - Glenn Greenwald

Slate - The Big IdeaSlate - The Big Idea

  • Maybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So Bad
    When Alexis de Tocqueville made his storied visit to America in the 1830s, he observed with admiration the abundance of civic associations, which he believed contributed to the vibrancy ...
  • Born This Way?
    “Baby, you were born this way.” As soon as Lady Gaga sang these words on her smash hit Born This Way, they became a rallying cry for gay people around the world, an anthem for sexual min...
  • How Ira Glass Gets People to Talk
    The public radio show This American Life is at once old school and ahead of its time. A weekly hourlong program divided into acts, the show’s stock and trade are character-driven stories...
  • Corrections
    In a June 27 " Crime " blog post, Justin Peters originally stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 20 years old. He is 19.
  • I Don’t Feel Your Pain
    George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin because he perceived him as dangerous. The defense argues he was, the prosecution argues he wasn’t. No one, of course, argues that Zimmerman appr...

Slate - ExplainerSlate - Explainer

Slate - Fighting WordsSlate - Fighting Words

  • Beware the In-Laws
    Back in 2011, Christopher Hitchens tried to warn Kate Middleton away from the dreary dutifulness of life in the royal family. But now not only are they married, Kate and Prince William h...
  • Magni Catholica Super Teges
    Animi et corporis fluctuatio deinceps Benedictus XVI edidit consilium de papatu abdicandum fine Februarii. Abdicare se papa primus fere sex vocant centurias. MMX, sicut allegationibus pe...
  • The Last Word
    The following is Carol Blue’s afterword to her husband Christopher Hitchens’ book Mortality , out in September from Twelve. Christopher Hitchens and Carol Blue
  • “I’m Not Fighting or Battling Cancer—It’s Fighting Me.”
    Publisher’s note: These fragmentary jottings, published as the last chapter of Christopher Hitchens’ new book, Mortality , were left unfinished at the time of Hitchens’ death in December...
  • A Cuban Dissident Remembers Hitchens
    On Dec. 31, 1995, the phone rang, and I answered. Christopher Hitchens passed away on Dec. 15

Slate - OpinionSlate - Opinion

  • The Cold War Is Back
    For those who think that Edward Snowden deserves arrest or worse, cheer yourselves with the thought that Sheremetyevo International Airport might possibly be the most soul-destroying, mo...
  • A House Divided
    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa—Billyboy Ramahlele heard the riot before he saw it. It was a February evening in 1996, autumn in South Africa, when cooling breezes from the Cape of Good Hope ...
  • “If You Work Together, You Start Understanding Each Other”
    JERUSALEM— One of Israel's new political stars is a successful businessman turned politician: Naftali Bennett, 41, whose party, Habayit Hayehudi (the Jewish Home), won 12 seats in Parlia...
  • “We Can't Let the Iranian Regime Play This Game”
    JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Lally Weymouth on Thursday in Jerusalem about how he sees the situation in Israel and across the region. Excerpts: Israeli ...
  • “Countries Have to Be on the Move Constantly”
    JERUSALEM— Yair Lapid, 49, a former television anchor and journalist, is a rising political star in Israel. He surprised Israelis in the recent election when his new party, Yesh Atid, be...

Slate - The Has-BeenSlate - The Has-Been

  • Maybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So Bad
    When Alexis de Tocqueville made his storied visit to America in the 1830s, he observed with admiration the abundance of civic associations, which he believed contributed to the vibrancy ...
  • Born This Way?
    “Baby, you were born this way.” As soon as Lady Gaga sang these words on her smash hit Born This Way, they became a rallying cry for gay people around the world, an anthem for sexual min...
  • How Ira Glass Gets People to Talk
    The public radio show This American Life is at once old school and ahead of its time. A weekly hourlong program divided into acts, the show’s stock and trade are character-driven stories...
  • Corrections
    In a June 27 " Crime " blog post, Justin Peters originally stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 20 years old. He is 19.
  • I Don’t Feel Your Pain
    George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin because he perceived him as dangerous. The defense argues he was, the prosecution argues he wasn’t. No one, of course, argues that Zimmerman appr...

Slate - JurisprudenceSlate - Jurisprudence

  • A History of Hate
    Frazier Glenn Miller, the 73-year-old suspect in Sunday’s fatal shooting of three people outside a Jewish Community Center near Kansas City, Mo., has a decadeslong record of virulent whi...
  • From Demon Weed to God’s Plant
    Jesse Stanley sees marijuana as “God’s plant.” He is one of five brothers—all alums of an evangelical high school—who grow medical marijuana from their two dispensaries in Colorado Sprin...
  • McCutcheon Breeds Cynicism
    With the impending demise of The Colbert Report, we’re not just losing “Stephen Colbert” the character, but also, very likely, Stephen Colbert the political agitator and one of the heroe...
  • Who Deserves Religious Liberty?
    The Supreme Court wisely decided Monday not to hear the appeal of a New Mexico photography studio that didn’t want to take pictures at a gay wedding for religious reasons . Good call. Th...
  • All Eyes on Obama
    The Supreme Court’s latest assault on campaign finance reform in this week’s McCutcheon decision paradoxically provides President Obama with a roadmap for serious reform. With Chief Just...

Slate - Press BoxSlate - Press Box

  • Print vs. Online
    A little over five years ago, I announced that I was canceling my subscription to the New York Times . My cancellation wasn't in protest of Times coverage of the Middle East, ethnic mino...
  • An Assignment for the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page
    Unless you're an ombudsman, it's dang difficult to write about the publication or the company that employs you. First, you've got to worry about getting fired if you write too critically...
  • Wolf Blitzer, Null Set
    Could Wolf Blitzer be any duller than when he anchors The Situation Room for CNN? CNN's Wolf Blitzer
  • Murdoch's Metastasizing Migraine
    How will Rupert Murdoch's minions—including his son James—wriggle out of this one? Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking scandal won't go away
  • Bloggers, Not Parasites
    The next time you catch a full-of-himself newspaper journalist bitching about bloggers ripping him off or a publisher bellyaching about his intellectual-property rights being violated by...

Slate - War StoriesSlate - War Stories

  • Maybe Bowling Alone Isn’t So Bad
    When Alexis de Tocqueville made his storied visit to America in the 1830s, he observed with admiration the abundance of civic associations, which he believed contributed to the vibrancy ...
  • Born This Way?
    “Baby, you were born this way.” As soon as Lady Gaga sang these words on her smash hit Born This Way, they became a rallying cry for gay people around the world, an anthem for sexual min...
  • How Ira Glass Gets People to Talk
    The public radio show This American Life is at once old school and ahead of its time. A weekly hourlong program divided into acts, the show’s stock and trade are character-driven stories...
  • Corrections
    In a June 27 " Crime " blog post, Justin Peters originally stated that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is 20 years old. He is 19.
  • I Don’t Feel Your Pain
    George Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin because he perceived him as dangerous. The defense argues he was, the prosecution argues he wasn’t. No one, of course, argues that Zimmerman appr...

Barron's - Barron's InterviewBarron's - Barron's Interview

All Things Digital - VoicesAll Things Digital - Voices

  • HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure
    Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of jo...
  • Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor
    A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company's e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.
  • The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley
    The dolphin in the tuna net is us -- our industry, our work, and the social fabric of our community.
  • Acer Sees Senior Executive Departures
    Acer Inc. said Monday that three senior executives had recently left the company and some of them won't be replaced as the embattled personal-computer maker tries to keep costs low.
  • LG to Unveil webOS-Powered TV
    South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the webOS operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating ...

Financial News - CommentFinancial News - Comment

Rolling Stone - PoliticsRolling Stone - Politics

The AmericanThe American

  • The Proper Size of Government
    Based on a large body of empirical research examining the relationship between the size of government and economic outcomes, the United States should scale back.
  • Why the Patient CARE Act Proposal Isn’t Ready to Replace Obamacare
    Capitol Hill Republicans’ latest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act falls short of what is needed to reverse the downward drift of our over-regulated, over-subsidized, and over-polit...
  • Tribal Wisdom in Modern Times
    An ambitious new book grapples with some of the thorniest socio-moral questions ever to have bedeviled political philosophers, falling short when it attempts to apply its meta-morality to...
  • Senator Warren Gets Taken In by a False Analysis
    A St. Louis Fed paper is being cited as 'proof' that affordable housing goals did not contribute to the subprime mortgage boom. While it might delight some lawmakers by supporting their p...
  • Tempest at a Tea Party
    For 50 years, the IRS has been exceeding its authority. The agency should get out of the business of regulating political speech.

The Atlantic - NationalThe Atlantic - National

The Atlantic - PoliticsThe Atlantic - Politics

The Atlantic - InternationalThe Atlantic - International

Harper's MagazineHarper's Magazine

The Hill - ColumnistsThe Hill - Columnists

The Hill - Opinion

Roll Call - Op-Ed

Roll Call - Columnists

National ReviewNational Review

  • Jackie Robinson’s Achievement
    B efore he triumphed over prejudice, Jackie Robinson triumphed over himself. The signal achievements of the pioneering baseball star, whose story is recounted in the top-grossing biopic ...
  • Sragow’s Leftist Rants
    L ast week, a student at the University of Southern California released 15 minutes of excerpts from videos he had made of his political-science professor, Darry Sragow. Here is some of w...
  • The Fact-Free Gun-Control Crusade
    A mid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun-control laws have in fact reduced murders? ...
  • Khalid Muntasir: A Tiny Green Shoot
    T o understand the magnitude of what Egyptian columnist Khalid Muntasir has done, it helps to get a taste of what most Egyptian and Arab media are like. In Egypt, expressions of vicious ...
  • Falling Gold Is a Good Thing
    I n the last two days gold has plunged so deep that it’s being called the worst drop — at least in percentage terms — in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reag...

Reason MagazineReason Magazine

  • Department of Cronyism
    What's the point of the Department of Commerce? If not for the Census and the Patent Office, the department would function as little more than a one-stop shop for special interests. Don'...
  • Pot, Poker, and Prohibitionism
    Mike Lee calls for "a new conservative reform agenda" based on "three basic principles," one of which is federalism. "The biggest reason the federal government makes too many mistakes is...
  • Progressives Fight to Keep Poor Kids Trapped in Failing Schools
    Annaly Lopez moved to Harlem two years ago when she and her young daughter Renee got a great deal on an apartment. But there was a catch: Her new building was zoned for P.S. 149, a notor...
  • Deputizing Everyone Doesn't Stop Terrorism, but Officials Keep Trying
    "If you see something, send something." That's the slogan for Ohio Homeland Security officials' spiffy new "Safer Ohio" smartphone app, whose release coincides with the one-year annivers...
  • 62 Percent of Americans Say They Favor a Flat Tax
    The  latest Reason-Rupe poll  asked Americans if they would support or oppose changing the federal tax system to a flat tax, where everyone pays the same percentage of his or her income....

The Week - BullpenThe Week - Bullpen

The Week - In-depth BriefingThe Week - In-depth Briefing

  • The Chuck Hagel filibuster: What do Republicans want?
    Republicans don't want to filibuster Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense, says Rachel Weiner at The Washington Post . They just want to require a 60-vote thresho...
  • The assault weapon: An instant guide
    What is an assault weapon? The term is notoriously difficult to define. Colloquially, it is used to describe commercially sold semiautomatic rifles with military-style features, includin...
  • Working, but still poor
    Who are the working poor ? They're the millions of people who have jobs that leave them mired at the edge of poverty. Their ranks include legions of retail clerks at chains like Walmart,...
  • Chuck Hagel: Shaped by Vietnam
    What is Hagel's background? He comes from humble stock. Born in Nebraska, Hagel grew up poor and constantly on the move. His father was a World War II veteran who had bad health and a dr...
  • Epigenetics: How our experiences affect our offspring
    Isn't our genetic legacy hardwired? From Mendel and Darwin in the 19th century to Watson and Crick in the 20th, scientists have shown that chromosomes passed from parent to child form a ...
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