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Jonah Goldberg: Dance with Putin is sad sock hop

jonah-goldberg.jpg President Obama is right. He told Major Garrett of CBS this week that "Mr. Putin's decisions aren't just bad for Ukraine. Over the long term, they're going to be bad for Russia."

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Robert B. Reich: Stacked decks, loaded dice

Every year I ask the students in my "Wealth and Poverty" class to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs and imagine that I'm giving one of them $1,000. They can keep some of the money only on condition they reach a deal with their partner on how it's to be divided between them.

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By Leonard Pitts Jr.: ...and this is Overkill News Network

leonard-pitts.jpg Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN ... enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story.

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George F. Will: A recourse to budgetary inaction

GeorgWill.jpg PHOENIX -- From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement's brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states' legislatures. It would use the Constitution's Article V to move the nation back toward the limited government the Constitution's Framers thought their document guaranteed.

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Kathleen Parker: Southern charm

kathleenparker-c.jpg WASHINGTON -- After writing close to 3,000 columns, I've learned that people sometimes read what they're looking for, often as a result of a headline, rather than what I wrote.

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Scott Rasmussen: The troubling legacies of racism, crony capitalism

Rasmussen-Scott.jpg Conservatives and liberals had entirely different reactions to the recent confrontation between Attorney General Eric Holder and Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert. After the event, Holder expressed his view that no previous attorney general or president had ever had to deal with such treatment and that the reason had to do with race. Gohmert, on the other hand, said he was just performing congressional oversight because he didn't think Holder was doing his job.

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Froma Harrop: U.S. and Canada: Together at last?

FromaHarrop2013-c.jpg Has the time come to face the music and dance? Yes, says Diane Francis, editor-at-large at the National Post in Toronto. Her book "Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country" is both provocative and persuasive.

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Connie Schultz: Life elsewhere, one reader at a time

Connie-Schultz-c.jpg A few years ago, a columnist who works for one of the largest newspapers in the country told me over breakfast that he never checks reader response to his work.

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Robert B. Reich: The balance wheel of democracy

robert-reich-c.jpg Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign.

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Rachel Marsden: Cuban project a tweet in the dark

Rachel-Marsden-c.jpg By Rachel Marsden PARIS -- First, Cubans would receive fun little text messages about baseball and music. Then, one day -- bam! -- they would learn via cell phone that they'd been living in a dictatorship for over half a...

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