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  • Google Glass joins the Failure Hall of Fame Jan 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    From Harrop: Google Glass has entered the annals of spectacular product failures, along with the Edsel, Crystal Pepsi and Clairol’s Touch of Yogurt shampoo.

  • Republicans in the immigration minefield Jan 29, 2015 1:42 PM
    Michael Gerson: Any Republican event convened by Rep. Steven King could easily have degenerated into a festival of immigrant bashing. It is to the credit of the serious GOP presidential prospects in attendance that the Iowa Freedom Summit generally was not.

  • Cohen: Netanyahu visit may cost Israel America’s liberals Jan 28, 2015 5:55 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Benjamin Netanyahu's open disdain for President Barack Obama threatens to turn support for Israel into a partisan divide, prompting liberals to back away.

  • Obama rush to empty Gitmo alarms lawmakers Jan 28, 2015 6:12 AM
    Columnist Byron York: Now that it’s clear Obama is rushing to empty Gitmo, Republicans are stepping up efforts to stop him.

  • The overcriminalization of America Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnists Charles G. Koch and Mark V. Holden: As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different.

  • The fight for the middle class Jan 27, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: When you strip away all the layers of cockiness, preachiness and delusion in President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, you find more cockiness, preachiness and delusion underneath.

  • Term limits move Congress in wrong direction Jan 23, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Lee Hamilton: The issue didn’t get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

  • Slusher: When a death in the ‘news family’ becomes news Jan 22, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Jim Slusher: A newspaper is a peculiar sort of family. Reporters, photographers, editors, clerks, advertising sales people, artists all forge relationships under stressful and unpredictable circumstances into a bond of great strength.

  • When the pope speaks about women ... Jan 22, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

  • Muhammad’s example that truly faithful follow Jan 21, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnist Javeed Akhter: If Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) were alive, I am certain he would look at actions of those who kill to honor his name and say, “They are not amongst us.”

  • Disrupting the American Dream Jan 21, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: Mercedes-Benz wants to develop a driverless car. Google already has one. This is exceedingly bad news for auto body shops, ambulance-chasing lawyers and others.

  • Design of the divine? Jan 20, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: The biographer Eric Metaxas recently made waves by arguing that modern science increasingly “makes the case for God.”

  • Should election process join 21st Century? Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    Aw, c'mon, laments Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director. This is the 21st Century. Why shouldn't the people running for local offices be required to provide phone numbers and email addresses when they submit their nominating papers?

  • Statistics say to avoid tax cuts, but fund schools Jan 18, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnist Ralph Martire: Gov. Rauner has indicated support for two very different approaches to stimulating the economy. So what does the evidence say about which approach will most likely pay dividends? As it turns out, plenty.

  • Colleges must be wary of promised funding for free tuition Jan 16, 2015 1:01 AM
    Guest columnist Robert Breuder: As a community college president for nearly 35 years, I support increased access to higher education. However, it is difficult to hear even the beginnings of President Obama's free-tuition proposal without focusing on the cost.

  • Slusher: Will Sanguinetti really talk to media ‘very soon’? Jan 15, 2015 5:01 AM
    At an inauguration event at the Old State Capitol Monday, Sanguinetti said she is not yet answering reporters’ questions but will “very soon.” Her reticence suggests a quality of the new administration that many of us in the news business find worrisome.

  • Hyping Obama’s Paris fail Jan 14, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris. The White House has admitted the error. This more or less sums up the news of the past two days, but you wouldn’t guess it from the coverage and commentary.

  • Washington’s psychological polarization Jan 14, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: As the 114th Congress begins in earnest, there are a number of things -- such as tax and immigration reform and trade agreements -- that political adults would like to get done for the good of the country.

  • Obama’s slap at France Jan 13, 2015 1:01 AM
    Columnist Richard Cohen: In Paris on Sunday, the United States really led from behind — so far behind that President Obama and other important U.S. officials stayed stateside as 40 other world leaders joined about 1.5 million Frenchmen in a stirring riposte to terrorism and anti-Semitism.

  • Bittersweet story unfolds before our eyes of love, heroin Jan 11, 2015 1:01 AM
    Three Schaumburg girls, ages 4 through 11, were excited to see their picture on the front page of Friday's Daily Herald. But there also was a photo of their absentee mother, who's battled heroin addiction for more than a decade. This bittersweet story of love and addiction is the latest in our ongoing series: Heroin in the Suburbs: Though Their Eyes, writes DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis.

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