John Crisp: A stronger Iran might not be a bad thing

John Crisp: A stronger Iran might not be a bad thing

One of the more ominous elements of the worsening Mideast crisis is embodied in recent photos of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with R...

October 21st, 2015 updated: October 21st, 2015. |  


John Grindrod: The amusing, sometimes needed, sometimes not world of insurance

John Grindrod: The amusing, sometimes needed, sometimes not world of insurance

Just a few weeks ago, I paid my annual premium for a type of insurance I’ve never used and fervently hope never will. No, I’m not talking ...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Cynthia M. Allen: Paid parental leave counterproductive for women

Cynthia M. Allen: Paid parental leave counterproductive for women

In 2013, the University of Vermont banned the sale of bottled water on campus.The environmentally conscious school was seeking to reduce the number of...

October 20th, 2015 |  



Tim Missler: I’ll miss hearing, ‘Silver Shears … Art speaking’

“Silver Shears … Art speaking.”Art Brinkman has been cutting my hair for more than 50 years. Aside from my brothers and sisters and ...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Andres Oppenheimer: Hillary’s shift on free trade

Andres Oppenheimer: Hillary’s shift on free trade

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate that she’s against the Trans-Pacific trade deal that...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: Rating the dumb, dumber and dumbest

Jim Krumel: Rating the dumb, dumber and dumbest

People always seem interested in rankings.Who has the best football team? What congressman is the most liberal? Which city has the biggest problem wit...

October 18th, 2015 updated: October 19th, 2015. |  


Thomas Lucente: Stop maligning Columbus Day

Thomas Lucente: Stop maligning Columbus Day

Last week, as Columbus Day approached, I was considering writing a column singing the praises of the Italian explorer. After all, Adm. Cristoforo Colo...

October 18th, 2015 |  


Ron Lora: Legalizing marijuana — Think, then think again

Ron Lora: Legalizing marijuana — Think, then think again

William James, one of America’s finest philosophers at the turn of the twentieth century, wrote: “Objective evidence and certitude are dou...

October 17th, 2015 |  


George Will: Is economic equality a moral imperative?

George Will: Is economic equality a moral imperative?

GEORGE WILL COLUMN(Advance for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, and thereafter. Web release Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.)(For Will clients o...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Doyle McManus: Beware! Hillary Clinton is the queen of debates

Doyle McManus: Beware! Hillary Clinton is the queen of debates

Warning to all would-be Democratic presidential challengers: Debate Hillary Rodham Clinton at your own risk. Of all the candidates currently running i...

October 17th, 2015 |