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  • Ponnuru: Four lessons of Scott Walker's campaign collapse

    Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, suggested in March he might be the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State senator puts pain aside for policy

    LEBANON – Sometimes, it’s easy to forget public policy can collide with private pain.I saw that pain ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • Thomas: Carly Fiorina promoted to the big leagues

    To invoke a baseball metaphor, Carly Fiorina has been called up from the minors to the major leagues.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Oliver: Sandhill cranes cause memories to take flight

    Recent drives along a nearby country road have brought into view a most welcome sight: a pair of sandhill cranes.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Petri: What GOP candidates' Secret Service code names tell us

    Toward the end of Wednesday’s second Republican debate, as the plot began wrapping up but before the Eagles came to bear us up and away from Mount Doo ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Gene Lyons: Hillary's staffers aren't doing her any favors

    Although nobody sensible would choose to do it this way, America’s political fate has become captive to the TV news media’s never-ending quest for rat ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Thomas: Bernie does Liberty University

    Self-declared socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered what his supporters must consider the belly of the beast Monday.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Carlson: Carly Fiorina plays the gender card, too

    Women, take heart. Even a misogynistic blowhard like Donald Trump can be cowed.In Wednesday’s debate ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Penkava: My full-blown, post-midlife Beetle crisis

    It all began when I was a teenager and bought my first car. It was a very used, very Teutonic faded yellow 1953 VW Beetle. Its 1100 cc air-cooled engi ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Peterson: Outhouses and vault toilets never beat a flush

    Vault toilets do not flush. That’s about the best that can be said of them. And they don’t come with sinks. Or showers. Things we tend to take for gra ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Lane: Populist panderers make their pitches

    The rise of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential contest and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side represents a stunning political development: ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republican tax plans suffer from Romney redux

    Three of the Republican presidential candidates have produced comprehensive plans for tax reform: first Marco Rubio, then Rand Paul and now Jeb Bush.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: Lawmakers look busy, do little

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems everyone is mad at the state of Illinois.One of the hottest is Danny Chasteen ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Oliver: Should there be handwringing over handwriting?

    If we stop for a moment and reflect on the number of ways technology has touched our lives, we might be surprised.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Thomas: Donald Trump is 'Lonesome Rhodes'

    Rarely and, perhaps, not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, “A Face in the Crowd.”
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 5:05 pm
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