DailyOpEd.com http://www.dailyoped.com/news/feed Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:51:46 GMT Op/Ed Pieces From The Top 6 US Newspapers How to ensure diversity on campus? #tellusatoday - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/iYo5u0VDdq4/ On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld states' bans on the use of affirmative action in college admissions. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:14:42 GMT What to do about L.A.'s sky-high rents - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/QESZ5cIt_7o/la-oe-meyerson-rent-los-angeles-20140424,0,3696550.story A boost in minimum wage would allow residents to use a smaller percentage of their income on rent &#8212; in a city that ranks first in the U.S. in a comparison of median income and median rent.The most fundamental problem Los Angeles faces is that a huge number of Angelenos can't even afford to live here. Their pay is too low; their rent is too high. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 GMT Getting Overheated - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304512504579496060586409076.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Before climate change, 'alarmists' and 'deniers' had it out over hazardous waste, acid rain, the ozone layer and rain forests. James Huffman reviews "A Climate of Crisis" by Patrick Allitt. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:33:43 GMT Parker: Grandmother Hillary - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/rsIC4Mlcy2s/story01.htm Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton's chances in the 2016 election? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Chapman: Democracy and affirmative action - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/t-Z4USHB_7Y/story01.htm U.S. Supreme Court defers to votersTuesday's decision had the distinct feel of a compromise. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Not nourishing a middle class is huge mistake - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/lPWCOO_90fU/story01.htm As long as a single member of the middle class survives, its creed will be with us: an unwavering faith that, come what may, hard work is the surest path to a better tomorrow. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Editorial: Ninth grade key to graduation - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/tXCaHi4shrI/story01.htm If freshmen stay on track, they graduateData suggests that if freshmen stay on track, they graduate. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Huppke: Rebranding the GOP's alternative to Obamacare - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/RihRxQp6lx8/story01.htm Everyone knows Obamacare is the most illegal, unconstitutional law to ever legally pass through both houses of Congress and be declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Kass: Wrana photos document loss of life, loss of dignity - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/DHENtQocNoQ/story01.htm John Wrana was already bleeding to death, but he didn't know it. He would die several hours later. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT China Belongs in the Pacific Trade Pact - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303663604579501300128204862.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Its leaders say they want to better connect with the global economy, and that 'the market will be decisive.' Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:36:52 GMT Putin and Navalny - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303834304579520212427317716.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Authoritarians at home tend to be more bellicose abroad. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:25 GMT Pacific Trade Stall - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303825604579518712483184456.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Foreigners won't budge if Obama won't press Democrats in Congress. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:20 GMT Telling Students to Earn Less - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304279904579517934206301354.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:14 GMT Editorial: Change the Illinois tax conversation - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/_pY6Puo4poQ/story01.htm The state of this state if the income tax recedes as scheduledThe 2014 conversation about raising Illinois taxes so far has led nowhere. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:46:00 GMT The U.S. can't let Cliven Bundy win his range war - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/7IsLKAIjqUI/la-ed-rancher-cliven-bundy-grazing-federal-land-20140424,0,4585144.story The Nevada cattle rancher is not a man of principle but a bad loser. He should be made to pay grazing fees.Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is being portrayed by some as a man of principle, an iconoclast who should be admired for his willingness to stand up to the federal government. But in fact he's a petty scofflaw who seems to think that he has the right to pick and choose which rules must be obeyed. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:29:00 GMT The promise of a faster Internet for L.A. - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/kXiv8S4VYbU/la-ed-att-gigabit-broadband-20140424,0,5572944.story City officials should find out what it would take to persuade AT&T to upgrade its network here.AT&T's announcement that it might extend ultra-high-speed broadband service to Los Angeles and dozens of other communities across the country was greeted with no small amount of skepticism from the digital punditocracy. "Don't celebrate yet," warned Ars Technica. "More hype than hope," suggested Latin Post. And there does seem to be a bit of gamesmanship going on between AT&T and Google, which has also made a habit of announcing potential, rather than actual, deployments of gigabit-speed Internet services. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:20:00 GMT Sodomy laws that won't die - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/bE8z8OAlMVQ/la-ed-sodomy-laws-repeal-louisiana-20140424,0,7667837.story Though the Supreme Court declared state laws banning consensual same-sex relations unconstitutional, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in Louisiana under its remaining anti-sodomy laws.Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:08:00 GMT Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next? - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/u41vTMg7_aU/la-oe-0424-treiman-ukraine-russia-estonia-latvia-l-20140424,0,6643128.story Plenty of Russia's neighbors are worried. And Article 61 of Russia's Constitution leaves him a world of room in which to maneuver.After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:53:00 GMT A new housing bubble? - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/ob93VDXVgsw/la-oe-0424-pinto-housing-prices-bubble-20140424-9,0,283941.story Analysis finds home prices are rising at an unsustainable rate and that many mortgages would not perform well under economic stress.Even though the recent financial crisis is barely in the rearview mirror, risk is starting to build once again in both the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:47:00 GMT Opinionator | Private Lives: A Return to Nigeria - New York Times <title>Opinionator | Private Lives: A Return to Nigeria</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5185/sc/7/l/0Lopinionator0Bblogs0Bnytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C230Ca0Ereturn0Eto0Enigeria0C0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm What was I doing in America, when there was another land and a people that rightfully claimed me? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:29:34 GMT Editorial: Reviving Clemency, Serving Justice - New York Times <title>Editorial: Reviving Clemency, Serving Justice</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5164/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Creviving0Eclemency0Eserving0Ejustice0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The Justice Department’s plan to reinvigorate the clemency power to deal with thousands of people who were sentenced under harsh drug laws is encouraging news. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:23:57 GMT Editorial: Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera - New York Times <title>Editorial: Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af517d/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Chaiti0Ein0Ethe0Eshadow0Eof0Echolera0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Despite all kinds of planning, a campaign to fight the cholera epidemic is not going well. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:16:15 GMT Editorial: Fixes for the Port Authority - New York Times <title>Editorial: Fixes for the Port Authority</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5180/sc/4/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cfixes0Efor0Ethe0Eport0Eauthority0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A panel of outside experts gave sound ideas on how to limit patronage in the agency. The time to put them into practice is right. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:14:11 GMT Op-Ed Columnist: Moldova, the Next Ukraine - New York Times <title>Op-Ed Columnist: Moldova, the Next Ukraine</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af517a/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Ckristof0Emoldova0Ethe0Enext0Eukraine0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The gutsy government of this neighbor to Ukraine and Romania needs Western support as Russia gets poised to make a move. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:10:56 GMT Op-Ed Columnist: Meet Me at the Fair - New York Times <title>Op-Ed Columnist: Meet Me at the Fair</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5177/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Ccollins0Emeet0Eme0Eat0Ethe0Efair0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Fifty years after the 1964 New York World’s Fair, many predictions were not that far off. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:54:28 GMT Progressives take Manhattan, and many other U.S. cities - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39aefaa7/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Charold0Emeyerson0Eprogressives0Etake0Emanhattan0Eand0Emany0Eother0Eus0Eplaces0C20A140C0A40C230C8f727cf0A0Ecb170E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Twenty years ago, half of America’s dozen largest cities had Republican mayors. Today, just one does. Of the 30 largest U.S. cities, 26 have Democratic mayors — the greatest partisan imbalance perhaps since the presidency of James Monroe, when the nation had only one political party. Read full article &#62;&#62; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:05:37 GMT How Democrats can woo swing voters and hold onto their base - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39aefaa9/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cej0Edionne0Ehow0Edemocrats0Ecan0Ewoo0Eswing0Evoters0Eand0Ehold0Eonto0Etheir0Ebase0C20A140C0A40C230C571422620Ecb0Af0E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm CHICAGO The Democrats’ biggest strategic challenge in maintaining control of the Senate involves motivating the party’s base while simultaneously attracting swing and even Republican voters in contests being waged in conservative states. Read full article &#62;&#62; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:59 GMT Gabriel García Márquez was a gifted writer but no hero - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39aefaaa/sc/38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ccharles0Elane0Egabriel0Egarcia0Emarquez0Ewas0Ea0Egifted0Ewriter0Ebut0Eno0Ehero0C20A140C0A40C230Ceca7b4360Eca490E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Statesmen eulogized Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, who died at age 87 on April 17. “The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers — and one of my favorites from the time I was young,” President Obama said; he called the author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” “a representative and voice for the people of the Americas.” Juan Manuel Santos, president of García Márquez’s native country, hailed him as “the greatest Colombian of all time.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:11 GMT Barack Obama, the adolescent president - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39aefaae/sc/1/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cgeorge0Ef0Ewill0Ebarack0Eobama0Ethe0Eadolescent0Epresident0C20A140C0A40C230Ca835f8720Eca3e0E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67 percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:02:17 GMT Two New Saints. Now What? - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303380004579519621293222190.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Seeking an answer to messianic secularism and homicidal Islamic fundamentalism. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:36:32 GMT Op-Ed Contributor: Welcome to Comcast Country - New York Times <title>Op-Ed Contributor: Welcome to Comcast Country</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5182/sc/1/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cwelcome0Eto0Ecomcast0Ecountry0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Philadelphia has become a company town where the cable TV giant wields vast influence. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:26:11 GMT Harry Reid Tries to Pick GOP Candidates - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304518704579519631458938934.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Republicans need to respond to the falsehoods propagated by his Senate Majority PAC attack ads. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:23:24 GMT The Other Stealthy ObamaCare Menace - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304279904579515690799077728.html?mod=rss_opinion_main The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation exists to impose price controls and limit payments to providers. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:19:36 GMT A Nimbler Approach to Wages and Workers - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303532704579483772228606750.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Singapore's pay model gives employers flexibility as conditions change. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:11:46 GMT Op-Ed Contributor: The Folly of Saving What You Kill - New York Times <title>Op-Ed Contributor: The Folly of Saving What You Kill</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af515f/sc/38/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cthe0Efolly0Eof0Esaving0Ewhat0Eyou0Ekill0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm New York has a tragicomic record of architectural salvage. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:33:39 GMT Op-Ed Columnist: Lions to the Ballot Box - New York Times <title>Op-Ed Columnist: Lions to the Ballot Box</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5174/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cblow0Elions0Eto0Ethe0Eballot0Ebox0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Much political power plays out on the state and local level, so it’s negligent to stay home when legislatures are being elected. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:33:00 GMT Letters: Limiting the Use of Affirmative Action - New York Times <title>Letters: Limiting the Use of Affirmative Action</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5186/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Climiting0Ethe0Euse0Eof0Eaffirmative0Eaction0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Readers have varying reactions to the Supreme Court decision. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:24:01 GMT Letter: The Greatest Good Cause - New York Times <title>Letter: The Greatest Good Cause</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af518a/sc/4/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cthe0Egreatest0Egood0Ecause0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A reader suggests that there is value in whatever kind of work we choose. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:16:56 GMT Letter: Turning Away the Talented - New York Times <title>Letter: Turning Away the Talented</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5187/sc/33/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cturning0Eaway0Ethe0Etalented0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A former president of the LaGuardia High School Parents Association says test scores should not determine who gets admitted. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:16:11 GMT Letter: World’s Fair Memories - New York Times <title>Letter: World’s Fair Memories</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5189/sc/38/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cworlds0Efair0Ememories0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A reader who grew up in Brooklyn recalls a special outing. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:12:12 GMT Letter: De Blasio’s City Managers - New York Times <title>Letter: De Blasio’s City Managers</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af5188/sc/8/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cde0Eblasios0Ecity0Emanagers0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A former Department of Transportation official writes that the new mayor uses a thoughtful process in staffing his government. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:11:03 GMT Letter: After the BP Oil Spill - New York Times <title>Letter: After the BP Oil Spill</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39af518b/sc/7/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cafter0Ethe0Ebp0Eoil0Espill0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The American Petroleum Institute responds to an Op-Ed article, “The Deepwater Horizon Threat.” Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:06:14 GMT Best of the Web Today: 'A Lot of Misinformation' - Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304518704579519712895140226.html?mod=rss_opinion_main Defending ObamaCare, Sen. Shaheen gets defensive. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:55:34 GMT Overseas, President Obama projects a whole lot of nothing - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39adcbb2/sc/10/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cdana0Emilbank0Eoverseas0Epresident0Eobama0Eprojects0Ea0Ewhole0Elot0Eof0Enothing0C20A140C0A40C230C6e0Ad829a0Ecb2a0E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm President Obama landed in Japan on Wednesday night and delivered an important message on behalf of the American people. “That’s some good sushi right there,” he said. Indeed it was. The president had just dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro, where the Michelin three-star chef, octogenarian sushi master Jiro Ono, was featured in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:40:02 GMT Taking Note: The Real Reason Red States Won’t Expand Medicaid - New York Times <title>Taking Note: The Real Reason Red States Won’t Expand Medicaid</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ae639d/sc/22/l/0Ltakingnote0Bblogs0Bnytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C230Cthe0Ereal0Ereason0Ered0Estates0Ewont0Eexpand0Emedicaid0C0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Hint: It’s not about money. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:34:38 GMT Chapman: Easing up on Sunday liquor sales - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/QeNBSCVDUTU/story01.htm The people inconvenienced by Chicago's liquor laws are sober citizens who shop early. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:44:00 GMT Room for Debate: Passport Diplomacy - New York Times <title>Room for Debate: Passport Diplomacy</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39a4e782/l/0L0Snytimes0N0Croomfordebate0C20A140C0A40C220Ccan0Econgress0Eoverstep0Eits0Erole0Ein0Eforeign0Epolicy0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that touches on Congress’s authority over foreign policy. When is Congress justified in overriding the president’s policy? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:34 GMT Page: When your views cost you your job - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/GhvwTxpl9YA/story01.htm Is it fair to pressure companies into firing top officials because you don't agree with their political views? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:40:27 GMT Opinionator | Fixes: Bangladesh’s Chance to Get It Right - New York Times <title>Opinionator | Fixes: Bangladesh’s Chance to Get It Right</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39abd163/sc/1/l/0Lopinionator0Bblogs0Bnytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C230Cbangladeshs0Echance0Eto0Eget0Eit0Eright0C0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Amid the efforts to improve garment-factory safety after the Rana Plaza collapse, some lessons from a shipbuilding company. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:58 GMT Media bias explained in two studies - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39ab92cf/sc/38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Crobert0Esamuelson0Emedia0Ebias0Eexplained0Ein0Etwo0Estudies0C20A140C0A40C230C9dccdcf60Ecafd0E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal for an outstanding American economist under 40 (he’s 38). He has some interesting ideas about the modern media, which he culled by studying traditional media. Namely, newspapers. Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:55:35 GMT Taking Note: Why Do the Boy Scouts Still Ban Gay Troop Leaders? - New York Times <title>Taking Note: Why Do the Boy Scouts Still Ban Gay Troop Leaders?</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab2816/sc/13/l/0Ltakingnote0Bblogs0Bnytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C230Crobert0Egates0Ethe0Eboy0Escouts0Eand0Eanti0Egay0Ediscrimination0C0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The organization’s new president, Robert Gates, should speak out against the rule. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:13:55 GMT Marijuana's effect on the brain: Your Say - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/wH3fJJzrKMg/ Readers take issue with coverage of a study about casual use of marijuana. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:45:42 GMT Editorial: Accountability in North Korea - New York Times http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab282f/sc/1/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Caccountability0Ein0Enorth0Ekorea0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A report on Pyongyang’s history of human rights abuses should now go to the International Criminal Court. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:31:55 GMT Op-Ed Contributor: The Politics of Saint-Making - New York Times http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab2848/sc/38/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cthe0Epolitics0Eof0Esaint0Emaking0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A double papal canonization has never occurred before. Francis should make this one the last. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:31:45 GMT Op-Ed Contributor: America Should Step Back from the East China Sea Dispute - New York Times http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab283a/sc/2/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Camerica0Eshould0Estep0Eback0Efrom0Ethe0Eeast0Echina0Esea0Edispute0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The United States not only supports the Japanese position over the islands but prods Japan to be more aggressive toward China. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:12:02 GMT Op-Ed Contributor: Negotiating Asia’s Troubled Waters - New York Times http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab281f/sc/2/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cnegotiating0Easias0Etroubled0Ewaters0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm The worst thing the United States could do is push Tokyo to compromise with Beijing in the face of Chinese pressure. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:07:50 GMT Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Life as a Brazilian Woman - New York Times http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39ab2834/sc/38/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C240Copinion0Cbarbara0Elife0Eas0Ea0Ebrazilian0Ewoman0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm Each year, Brazil sells a hyper-sexualized Carnival to tourists, treating women’s bodies as a national attraction. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:00:22 GMT Op-Docs: ‘Animals Are Persons Too’ - New York Times <title>Op-Docs: ‘Animals Are Persons Too’</title><link>http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640370/s/39a815d4/sc/4/l/0L0Snytimes0N0C20A140C0A40C230Copinion0Canimals0Eare0Epersons0Etoo0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm A short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:06:52 GMT Tune out the political theater: Column - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/ZBQYRb4sKgM/ Pay attention to a candidate's positions rather than how attractive he looks on TV. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:05:55 GMT Gov. Jindal: Leave education to local control - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/PXoPMUXT2U4/ As we have seen in Obamacare, Washington believes it knows better than the states. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:42:41 GMT 'Common Core' demonized as Obamacore: Our view - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/5CHgVRi1ROs/ When education gets politicized, the first casualty is student welfare. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:33:51 GMT Courageous leadership requires sacrifice: Column - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/6cyjW8P1tvU/ A former president and former mayor risked their careers to do the right thing. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:57:52 GMT Unruly IRS needs scrutiny: Common Ground - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/ieXWFGaO6hI/ Scandals show that the agency still has too few checks and balances. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:55:15 GMT Protect parody tweets: Column - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/Ey9oftD4-6E/ Satirical Twitter accounts of famous people under fire. But, hey, that's free speech. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:40:25 GMT Editorial: Race, diversity and the ballot box - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/YFAaFpzwVYE/story01.htm Supreme Court says voters can decideRacial quotas and bonus points aren't the only ways to promote opportunity across demographic lines. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Kass: No time for cowards, let's talk about race - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/g9aiyk92eCk/story01.htm Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action moves us closer to a merit-based societyUsing skin color rather than merit to pick winners and losers is a policy that fosters cynicism. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Zorn: Despite changes in SAT, words matter - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/mD3qMs3Y8e4/story01.htm Obsequious is a delightful and useful word. Just because students no longer have to know it doesn't mean they shouldn't want to learn it. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Ethnic conflict in Ukraine - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/q5Ogh8-D2M4/story01.htm Russians who have been told to hate Ukrainians have also been given a license to hate Jews. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Schmich: The repetition of horror on Chicago's streets - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/Evznp_ApPt8/story01.htm Go back 20 years in the Tribune's archives and you'll find that some things, sadly, never change. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Editorial: Another excuse to stall Keystone decision - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/zSMjgYNZpEE/story01.htm Obama administration finds another reason to stall a decision on Keystone XLLast week the Obama administration jumped on a court ruling in Nebraska to delay a federal decision one more time on the Keystone XL pipeline. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Punchlines: How was your Earth Day? - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/DG13iztX2ec/ The late-night comics riff on all things environmental! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:54:30 GMT Bangladesh disaster spurred reform: Column - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/nEttPMRY8tg/ A year after Rana Plaza building collapse, worker safety is improving. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:21:33 GMT A 'kill switch' to deter smartphone theft: It's the right call - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/WnWbUajL-Qc/la-oe-beck-smartphone-theft-law-20140423,0,2033987.story LAPD's chief and San Francisco's district attorney argue that's past time for the industry to act.Do you own a smartphone? If so, you are a target for opportunistic thieves. Robberies and thefts involving smartphones are now the most common property crimes in America. The black market for these stolen devices has become so lucrative that even Colombian drug cartels now traffic in them. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:25:00 GMT L.A., where tax breaks come easy -- for some - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/AR4ru7oCqm8/la-ed-hotel-tax-breaks-los-angeles-20140423,0,1716656.story Hotel and mall developers keep lining up for taxpayer handouts; the city needs a more rigorous approach to deciding which ones are warranted.Nearly a decade ago, when Los Angeles gave a $270-million tax break to the developer of a 1,000-room luxury hotel at L.A. Live, city leaders described the deal as essential to spur downtown redevelopment and help the struggling Convention Center. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:08:00 GMT Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/xYU5IfeNO-c/la-oe-0423-morrison-fracking-zoback-20140422,0,4014969.column The Stanford geophysicist and expert on hydraulic fracturing sees the problems and the potential for California."Fracking" &mdash; now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" &mdash; the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas &mdash; fracking conjures up a welcome energy boom for some, ecological disaster for others. Mark Zoback &mdash; Stanford geophysicist since 1984, member of the National Academy of Engineering's Deepwater Horizon investigation committee, personal "decarbonizer," fracking expert &mdash; sees the problems and the potential for California. Zoback's bumper sticker might read something like this: "Fracking &mdash; Do it, but do it right." Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:44:00 GMT Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer - Los Angeles Times http://feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/news/opinion/commentary/~3/GbQ2d1HhMI4/la-oe-mcmanus-column-bangladesh-garment-fire-20140423,0,5883284.column How can you tell if your clothes were manufactured in reputable factories? You can't. But two groups are trying to make a difference.One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of the victims were young women who had been sewing low-priced clothes for Western brands, earning a minimum wage of about $9 a week. It was the worst disaster in garment industry history. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:14:00 GMT A grandchild might just be the push Hillary Clinton needs to run - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39a3b59d/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ckathleen0Eparker0Ea0Egrandchild0Emight0Ejust0Ebe0Ethe0Epush0Ehillary0Eclinton0Eneeds0Eto0Erun0C20A140C0A40C220Cd60Af8f660Eca510E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination a soon-to-be grandmother. The headlines were inevitable — “Grandma Hillary” — followed by the similarly crucial question: Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the 2016 election? Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:11:09 GMT Closer, but still no deal on Iran - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39a3b5a0/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cdavid0Eignatius0Ecloser0Ebut0Estill0Eno0Edeal0Eon0Eiran0C20A140C0A40C220Ccbf35b80A0Eca410E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm As the Iran nuclear talks reach roughly the halfway point in the six-month timetable for negotiating a comprehensive agreement, both sides report slow, steady progress in closing gaps — but no deal yet. Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:10:27 GMT NASA’s lofty goal of a manned Mars mission doesn’t match budget reality - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39a3b5a2/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cdana0Emilbank0Enasas0Egoal0Eof0Ea0Emanned0Emars0Emission0Edoesnt0Ematch0Ebudget0Ereality0C20A140C0A40C220C4c0A0A4df40Eca620E11e30E95f70E7ecdde72d2ea0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm NASA just confirmed what sci-fi enthusiasts have known all along: There are other civilizations out there. This bombshell was dropped Tuesday by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at the Humans 2 Mars Summit in Foggy Bottom. “Here in the Western world we think very shortsighted,” he explained. “We think about the time in which we’re going to be on this Earth, or in which our kids or grandkids are going to be on this Earth. Many other civilizations think muuuuuch longer than that, and we need to start thinking that way.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:10:00 GMT Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the subtlety of a court retirement - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39a3b5a5/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cruth0Emarcus0Ejustice0Eruth0Ebader0Eginsburg0Eand0Ethe0Esubtlety0Eof0Ea0Ecourt0Eretirement0C20A140C0A40C220C10A4f823c0Eca3c0E11e30Ea75e0E463587891b570Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm The law operates with bright-line rules but also with balancing tests and concerns over image. The appearance of impropriety. The appearance of corruption. And so it is with lawyers, starting at the top. Read full article &#62;&#62; Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:09:00 GMT Elizabeth Warren’s needed call for student loan reform - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/399e8791/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ckatrina0Evanden0Eheuvel0Eelizabeth0Ewarrens0Eneeded0Ecall0Efor0Estudent0Eloan0Ereform0C20A140C0A40C210Cbaaeb89c0Ec9880E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis. Read full article &#62;&#62; Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:53:00 GMT Collaborate to address hunger, poverty: #tellusatoday - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/erZbuKt6SPA/ What should be done to end "food insecurity"? It affects 49 million Americans, according to a report. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:15:33 GMT Would more government aid end hunger? Your Say Interactive - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/8JfJvHVdnJs/ Would more government aid end hunger? Share your view. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:54:56 GMT Campus diversity still wanted: Our view - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/n7e3f0PEkb8/ Most effective way is affirmative action for economically disadvantaged students. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:32:45 GMT Kirsten Powers: No heaven without hell - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/3G0fEVeDrRo/ Why do we hear so much about one over the other? Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:17:14 GMT Save college football: Column - USA Today http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~r/News-Opinion/~3/0ri6m1L3qzg/ NCAA has a potential liability for head injuries that runs into the billions of dollars. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:26:37 GMT Editorial: Is Chicago helpless? - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/7rmq4MHN9pE/story01.htm Organized crime gave this city the shoot-'em-up reputation that this recent carnage reinforces. Look at five children shot, look at nine toe tags, and see how far we haven't come. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Ultimate Warrior was a hero to boys of the '80s - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/plrplY2evRc/story01.htm The first drum burst was enough to set off 9-year-old me in the late '80s: BUM! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Giant puppets are coming to Chicago to spread unwanted culture - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/oXeCk_9_JCE/story01.htm Like most Americans, I try to avoid culture. I find it distracts from things that matter, like finding new foods to deep fry or watching reality shows about people who were born with no redeeming qualities. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Will the title 'grandma' cost Hillary Clinton the White House? - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/Xp3xyBAbgaI/story01.htm There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill." Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Federal bureaucracy no aid to cows or innovation - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/WNPJafmDYcs/story01.htm Federal bureaucracy no aid to cows or innovationThe federal government should go lean and avoid bureaucracy to strengthen America's innovative edge. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Enter this week's Stantis Cartoon Caption Contest - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/2SLuULWo-j0/story01.htm Check out Scott's cartoon for this week and submit your caption idea. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Editorial: What happened to the Asia pivot? - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/UbqJkJXuwUs/story01.htm Obama moves to stress the durability of the U.S. Pacific role Obama goes to Asia to reassure our Pacific allies of our enduring commitment to the region. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Editorial: Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/3Vrsx0qrksg/story01.htm Should costs &#8212; or death risks &#8212; drive sprinkler rules?Chicago politicians have paid much more heed to the costs of installing sprinklers in tall buildings than they have to the risks high-rise fires present. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Ukrainian internal affairs minister: The separatists ‘will be punished severely’ - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3999abb1/sc/11/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cukrainian0Einternal0Eaffairs0Eminister0Ethe0Eseparatists0Ewill0Ebe0Epunished0Eseverely0C20A140C0A40C210Cd0A1a15760Ec9850E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs, sat down with The Post’s Lally Weymouth on Monday in Kiev to discuss events in southeastern Ukraine. Excerpts: Q. What is the status of the several journalists reportedly kidnapped today in the southeast? Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:13:12 GMT Americans think owning a home is better for them than it is - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3999abb4/sc/36/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ccatherine0Erampell0Eamericans0Ethink0Eowning0Ea0Ehome0Eis0Ebetter0Efor0Ethem0Ethan0Eit0Eis0C20A140C0A40C210C5e9f4dd20Ec9790E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.” Real estate was the most common pick, ahead of mutual funds, bonds and other options. Similarly, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey asked Americans to assess whether various kinds of assets amounted to a “safe investment with a lot of potential.” As has been the case since before the financial crisis, “buying a home” beat out all the alternatives. Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:12:12 GMT Remembering Gabriel García Márquez, and Macondo - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3999abb5/sc/38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ceugene0Erobinson0Eremembering0Egabriel0Egarcia0Emarquez0Eand0Emacondo0C20A140C0A40C210Cd5cc18160Ec9850E11e30E95f70E7ecdde72d2ea0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Years before I met him, Gabriel García Márquez changed my life. “One Hundred Years of Solitude” gave me a new way of looking at the world. The label “magical realism” does not begin to capture the poetry of García Márquez’s imagination or the evocative power of his prose. Reading his masterpiece was like stepping through a portal into a Technicolor reality where the streets are paved with metaphor and the air is fragrant with dreams. Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:11:45 GMT A Putin affiliate evokes Hitler. The West should be worried. - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3999abb6/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Crichard0Ecohen0Ea0Eputin0Eaffiliate0Eevokes0Ehitler0Ethe0Ewest0Eshould0Ebe0Eworried0C20A140C0A40C210Cddbd37940Ec980A0E11e30E95f70E7ecdde72d2ea0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Is Andranik Migranyan right? The head of a think tank associated with Vladimir Putin wrote the following in response to critics who liken the Russian president to Adolf Hitler and what he did so long ago: “One must distinguish between Hitler before 1939 and Hitler after 1939. The thing is that Hitler collected [German] lands. If he had become famous only for uniting without a drop of blood Germany with Austria, Sudetenland and Memel, in fact completing what Bismarck failed to do, and if he had stopped there, then he would have remained a politician of the highest class.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:11:16 GMT No stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/399848cf/sc/1/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cdana0Emilbank0Eno0Estopping0Ejustice0Eruth0Ebader0Eginsberg0C20A140C0A40C210C6b810A31a0Ec99c0E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Midway through Monday’s arguments at the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be fading. She was looking down at her case material, her head resting in her hand, her face just a few inches above the desk. She looked up for a moment, but then sunk lower, and the only part of her visible to most of the audience in the Supreme Court chamber was the part north of the forehead. Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:19:00 GMT Chapman: No state funds for Obama library - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/Fz1K6Mvda3s/story01.htm If the price to Illinois taxpayers for Barack Obama's presidential library is going to be $100 million, the state should let it go elsewhere. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:46:00 GMT Heed Massachusetts’s cry for help in opioid regulation - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39724915/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ccharles0Elane0Eheed0Emassachusettss0Ecry0Efor0Ehelp0Ein0Eopioid0Eregulation0C20A140C0A40C160Ccfa62e220Ec5750E11e30E9f370E7ce30A7c568150Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Massachusetts has lost its bid to ban a new prescription opioid pain medication known as Zohydro. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that only the Food and Drug Administration can decide what medications are safe and effective enough for sale in the United States. Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:11:00 GMT Sen. Harry Reid’s baseless ‘domestic terror’ accusations - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39969d18/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Csen0Eharry0Ereids0Ebaseless0Edomestic0Eterror0Eaccusations0C20A140C0A40C210C9ee485fa0Ec9520E11e30E93eb0E6c0A0A37dde2ad0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Harry Reid did it again. The Senate majority leader who called President Bush a “loser” and a “liar,” declared former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan a “political hack” and asserted that all Obamacare horror stories are “untrue” has now called Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters “domestic terrorists.” Read full article &#62;&#62; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:44:00 GMT Editorial: U. of C., land of big ideas - Chicago Tribune http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/opinion/~3/508l7msTLWE/story01.htm In fact, yes. U. of C. scores again.University of Chicago professor Matthew Gentzkow is the latest winner of the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, which is about as hard to win as a Nobel Prize but, unlike the Nobel, is given only to economists under age 40. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT Class warfare justified? - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39915bc7/sc/7/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Crobert0Ej0Esamuelson0Eclass0Ewarfare0Ejustified0C20A140C0A40C20A0C0Afe43ae0A0Ec730A0E11e30E8b9a0E8e0A977a24aeb0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Thomas Piketty has taken America’s liberal establishment by storm. Piketty is a French economist who has written a lengthy (577 pages) study, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” intended to provide a powerful intellectual justification for attacking the super-rich. Surprisingly, “Capital” hit No. 16 on the New York Times’ best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction books — a considerable feat for an academic treatise that, though clearly written, is no page-turner. Read full article &#62;&#62; Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:52:07 GMT How Obama’s poll-testing misfires - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39915bc8/sc/1/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cfred0Ehiatt0Eobama0Eneeds0Eto0Elead0Enot0Efollow0Epolls0C20A140C0A40C20A0C72fdb36c0Ec73b0E11e30E9f370E7ce30A7c568150Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Robert Kagan recently wrote on this page that, foreign policy decision by foreign policy decision, President Obama has given Americans what they say they want. But the result hasn’t made them proud of America or of their president. Read full article &#62;&#62; Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:50:28 GMT New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stays on offense - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39915bc9/sc/8/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cej0Edionne0Enew0Eyork0Ecity0Emayor0Ebill0Ede0Eblasio0Estays0Eon0Eoffense0C20A140C0A40C20A0Cd89a0Af0A20Ec72e0E11e30E8b9a0E8e0A977a24aeb0Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm NEW YORK To say that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is unbowed after some difficult moments in his first few months in office is not entirely true. The 6-foot-5 progressive bows regularly so he won’t overwhelm interlocutors who don’t meet NBA specs. Read full article &#62;&#62; Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:46:00 GMT Campaign speech case is regulatory overkill - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3985dd6a/sc/1/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cgeorge0Ewill0Ecampaign0Espeech0Ecase0Eis0Eregulatory0Eoverkill0C20A140C0A40C180C394139580Ec6520E11e30Ebf7a0Ebe0A1a9b69cf10Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who during a campaign makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative? Read full article &#62;&#62; Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:20:38 GMT Dartmouth president could give us all a lesson on campus behavior - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3985dd69/sc/38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Cruth0Emarcus0Edartmouth0Epresident0Ecould0Egive0Ea0Elesson0Eon0Ecampus0Ebehavior0C20A140C0A40C180C95f94d5e0Ec7220E11e30E9f370E7ce30A7c568150Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm If you are the proud parent of a Dartmouth student, you should send a thank-you note to President Philip Hanlon. Actually, if you are the proud parent of a college student anywhere, or one nearing college age, you should also drop Hanlon a line. Read full article &#62;&#62; Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:20:38 GMT With Easter and Passover come reminders of good and evil - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/39859486/sc/38/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ccolbert0Eking0Ewith0Eeaster0Eand0Epassover0Ecome0Ereminders0Eof0Egood0Eand0Eevil0C20A140C0A40C180Cbd8cd5a60Ec6510E11e30E9f370E7ce30A7c568150Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm “Love never dies,” the Rev. James Manion preached in his Palm Sunday sermon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in the District’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Much will come to an end; knowledge will pass away, he said. But love, Manion declared, will never fail. Read full article &#62;&#62; Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:46:09 GMT Has the West got Putin yet? - Washington Post http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/636696/s/3985916f/sc/30/l/0L0Swashingtonpost0N0Copinions0Ckathleen0Eparker0Ehas0Ethe0Ewest0Egot0Eputin0Eyet0C20A140C0A40C180Cc0Aac5af40Ec7320E11e30Ebf7a0Ebe0A1a9b69cf10Istory0Bhtml0Dwprss0Frss0Itodays0Eopeds/story01.htm The new “agreement” between Russia, the United States and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered. This isn’t to say it’s not a good “prospect” for ending tensions in Ukraine, as President Obama said. But neither should it surprise anyone that Vladimir Putin is willing to step back from that country — not to ease economic sanctions but to satisfy his own designs. Read full article &#62;&#62; Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:23:08 GMT