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Q&A: Net neutrality rules treat Internet as public utility

June 13, 2015 NEW YORK — New rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic took effect Frida. more »»

States agree to cut pollutants

June 13, 2015 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and... more »»

Estate tax is bulwark against aristocracy

June 13, 2015 At a time of historic economic inequality, it should be a no-brainer to raise a tax on inherited wealth for the very rich. Yet there’s a move among some members of Congress to abolish it altogether. more »»

Air bags linked to seventh death

June 13, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have confirmed that an air bag made by Takata Corp. was involved in the April death of a woman in Louisiana , connecting the defective air bags to a seventh fatality. more »»

Elections with suprisingly pleasant surprises

June 13, 2015 Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. more »»

Four reasons why we need a U.P. energy plan

June 13, 2015 With the planned closure of the Presque Isle Power Plant, the UP’s energy future has been the topic of heated debate. more »»

Hillary Clinton needs a campaign do-over

June 12, 2015 Almost exactly two months after Hillary Rodham Clinton’s official announcement that she’s running for president, she will give her first “official campaign announcement speech,” on June 13, accordin... more »»

GOP steps lightly around thorny immigration issue

June 12, 2015 Let me begin by confessing my own prejudices on the matter of immigration: I never personally had any decision to make, but — to my great good luck — my ancestors made the bold decision to leave... more »»

Obama inherited Iraq, lost it

June 11, 2015 After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question:... more »»

Sheryl Sandberg finds her way back

June 9, 2015 Like so many people, my past 30 days have been full of the usual mishmash that makes life so crazy normal. more »»

Democrats to contend with O’Malley factor

June 9, 2015 Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former... more »»

Lawfare is killing the death penalty

June 8, 2015 Last week, the Nebraska legislature voted to do away with the death penalty. I think that was a mistake. But that’s a conversation for another day. more »»

Dems can be outflanked on college cost issue

June 8, 2015 Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer “X for all,” and the Republican will respond, “Do you have any idea how much that’s going to... more »»

Texas’ state of disaster creates awkwardness

June 6, 2015 As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. more »»

Are we in for another high-crime era after Ferguson, Baltimore?

June 6, 2015 Are we seeing a reversal of the 20-year decline in violent crime in America? A new nationwide crime wave? Heather Mac Donald fears we are, and as a premier advocate and analyst of the policing... more »»

India: movement from skills to competency

June 6, 2015 India is a country of roughly 1.2 billion people, 600 million below the age of 25. Its K-12 educational programming is called a 10+2+3 system. more »»

Socialist ‘justice’ solution is more government

June 6, 2015 Protestors demand “social justice.” I hate their chant. If I oppose their cause, then I’m for social “injustice”? Nonsense. The protesters usually want to punish capitalis. more »»

Lots of thanks due from state title run

June 5, 2015 To all you supporters, it has been some time since we won the state title, and now that things have settled down I would like to take a moment to thank some very special people. more »»

This is not your father’s Republican Party

June 5, 2015 Let us stipulate that Republicans have consistently been a lot more orderly than the Democrats. more »»



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