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June 13, 2013 RSS feed / Opinion

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Link pay, results in schools

By a vote of 18-16, the Senate this week voted to improve the effectiveness of public school administrators by requiring the use of performance evaluations.  More...

Say what you will

Most Americans have probably long (and correctly) assumed that the federal government knew whom they called and what they read and said on the Internet. More...

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Gouge away

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Gasoline price spikes in Oklahoma and some other states indicate that illegal price gouging is going on. Profits reported by property and casualty insurance firms indicate that premium hikes are unwarranted.  Those are the populist outcries. More...

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Girl power?

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Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of U.S. households, according to a Pew Research study.  That sounded like good news. Women are succeeding in the workplace and closing the pay gap with men. More...

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Don’t coddle Islamists  Free Access 

In recent months, both New England and old England have suffered attacks by Islamist terrorists bent on causing mayhem and carnage in the streets. More...

Joblessness and the new normal

I still remember what people considered normal in those longago days before the financial crisis. Normal, back then, meant an economy adding a million or more jobs each year, enough to keep up with the growth in the working-age population. More...

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Obama the centrist

In his new book “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies,” journalist Jonathan Alter quotes a generous contributor to the president’s campaigns as saying Barack Obama has “been humbled by the opposition’s intransigence.& More...

Gone postal

Stephen King would have a hard time coming up with a more horrifying plot for the U.S. Postal Service.  Established in the Constitution, the U.S. More...

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Will we help our sick kids?  Free Access 

There’s a bumper sticker that says, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” We would add, “If you think health care is expensive, try illness.” More...

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We don’t win wars

President Obama’s speech at the National Defense University has been variously characterized as going too far or not going far enough in recalibrating the war on terror. More...