Scott Rasmussen: Media miss the real news of the week

Scott Rasmussen

January 25th, 2015

Last week, one of the world’s most famous and influential men made a major announcement concerning our global future. But you might have missed it because America’s national news media was obsessing over President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Mark Shields: Boehner’s dangerous gamble

Mark Shields

January 23rd, 2015

Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognized the newborn nation — the hallmark of United States support for the state of Israel.

Diane Dimond: The takeaway from the terror in France

Diane Dimond

January 22nd, 2015

Who among us was not horrified at the spasm of deadly terrorism that has swept through Paris? Religious extremists — using Islam as justification — caused the deaths of 17 people in three separate instances and plunged the French nation into a state of fright.

Mark Shields: National epidemic of self-esteem

Mark Shields

January 19th, 2015

A half-century ago, Russell Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, disclosed to his readers the existence of the mysterious kingmaker he called “The Great Mentioner,” who alone had the power to determine the handful of ambitious politicians who were ever lucky enough to get “mentioned” as potential presidential candidates.

Robert B. Reich: Why wages won’t rise


January 19th, 2015

Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still lower than it was before the Great Recession when you adjust for inflation. And wages show no sign of turning up.

Letter to the Editor: Bush: moderate, centrist or conservative?

January 19th, 2015

The following information is from the Jan. 12 edition of The Nation magazine. The final paragraphs of a column by Eric Alterman discuss Jeb Bush’s coverage by The New York Times. If this is what Bush stands for now, it might be interesting to save these paragraphs and see how things and ideas change after he becomes a candidate for president of the United States.

Connie Schultz: Rioters by any other name


January 18th, 2015

Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship.