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Outside column: Why I love the print media

...Ink has been running like tears lately, splashing onto the opinion pages of our nation's newspapers. Editors and commentators, worried about their jobs, write one earnest column after another pleading the case for print journalism. As the...
What issue should be the priority for the lame-duck session of Congress? Staving off the disastrous effects of climate change ought to be Job One

...over and, as anticipated, Republicans have retaken the House and improved their margin in the Senate. Not surprisingly, commentators now talk about likely political gridlock in Congress. Yet for now Democrats retain a majority in both houses and with that...
Gowdy defends Benghazi panel after latest GOP criticism

...were "unfortunate" and misinformed.Gowdy said the investigation is being done in a "private, fact-centric way." Commentators and even members of his own caucus sometimes "offer thoughts on matters on which they are not familiar," he said."My...
Nation and World
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...the balance of power in our constitutional system is honored.Today, Alaskans get to see a rare specimen: the creature, commentators tell us, has been extinct for generations. Not just one, but an entire group of elected officials standing up for what...
Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

...The opposition must surrender and stop fighting Assad and join him, and that is going to be the political solution."Commentators on Syrian TV hailed the visit as an endorsement of Assad's legitimacy, reinforcing the notion that he must be part of...
Nation and World
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...Syria as the beginning of something, but with an eye on the West and conquering Rome," Hassan said.Online, almost all commentators referred to the new IS principle of retaliating promptly to what militants say are Western attacks against Muslims that that...
Nation and World
Movie Review:' Pitch Perfect 2'

...well enough with spotty material and back in front of the camera as well, alongside John Michael Higgins as the snide color commentators tracking the competition action. Hearing Kendrick and company harmonize once again on "When I'm Gone" (used in the...
Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

...editorials, written for the Los Angeles Times, have appeared in many major newspapers across the United States.Heacox was also commentator along with Gretel Ehrlich and other environmental VIPs on Ken Burns's twelve-hour PBS film "The National Parks," documenting...
Hollywood-style funeral for mobster outrages Rome

...since late last year of city politicians and businessmen with links to the political right and left.On Thursday, several commentators noted the irony that a reported mob boss was allowed an elaborate funeral at the church while the Archdiocese of Rome refused...
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Con: Flat tax won't restore our global competitiveness

...the past decade or so, China's policy of export-led growth has triggered double-digit economic gains, leading some commentators to predict that the Chinese economy - already second-largest in the world - would soon eclipse our own. Meanwhile, beginning...


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