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Con: Are hybrid vehicles still greenest ride?

FREDERICK, Md. - Are we there yet? With summer knocking at the door, many Americans are contemplating an old-fashioned hit-the-open-road summer family driving vacation.

June 30, 2013 | By Allen R. Schaeffer McClatchy Newspapers | Viewpoint

Pro: Are hybrid vehicles still greenest ride?

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Modern electric hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States for more than a decade.

June 29, 2013 | By Michael E. Kraft McClatchy Newspapers | Viewpoint

Supreme Court rules: No one can own a gene

For the last 60 years, we have been learning a new language. Ever since the double-helix structure of DNA was uncovered in 1953, the vocabulary of genetics has been creeping into our lives, becoming over time a full and rich lexicon.

June 23, 2013 | By Jessica Wapner | Viewpoint

A peek beyond the great wall

Perhaps no nation has navigated such massive change in so short a time as China has since the late 1970s. My most recent trip there reconfirmed what an endlessly fascinating blend of opposites the country encompasses: East meets West, ancient meets modern, Third World meets First World, and political communism meets economic capitalism. Yet China has skillfully integrated these contradictions to create its most successful society in 5,000 years.

June 16, 2013 | By Douglas Young Guest commentary | Viewpoint

Con: Will immigration reform help boost America’s workforce?

WASHINGTON - How can "comprehensive immigration reform" benefit our American children and grandchildren, who will prosper from or suffer the consequences of our decisions?

June 09, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Steve King | Viewpoint

Pro: Will immigration reform help boost America’s workforce?

WASHINGTON - Throughout our nation's history, the world's biggest risk takers, boldest thinkers and hardest workers have flocked to America's shores in pursuit of greater freedom and opportunity.

June 09, 2013 | By Thomas J. Donohue | Viewpoint

Pro: Will some young Americans opt out of health care coverage?

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014, and President Obama especially wants young, healthy people to sign up.

June 02, 2013 | By Grace-Marie Turner For McClatchy-Tribune | Viewpoint

Con: Will some young Americans opt out of health care coverage?

WASHINGTON - What's generally termed ObamaCare wasn't the brainstorm of President Obama, but an Alice in Wonderland "witches brew" concocted in 2010 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with generous advice from Big Pharma, Big Insurance and the AARP.

June 02, 2013 | By Wayne Madsen For McClatchy-Tribune | Viewpoint

Commentary: Assessing life's urgency

The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.

May 19, 2013 | By Dr. Douglas Young Guest columnist | Viewpoint

Commentary: Proposed trade helps Big Pharma, other corporate sectors, not workers

WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.

May 12, 2013 | By Mark Weisbrot | Viewpoint

Commentary: To protect American jobs, we need more global trade, not less

WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.

May 12, 2013 | By Myron Brilliant | Viewpoint

Commentary: Are we sending the wrong message on assimilation?

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.

May 05, 2013 | By Mike Gonzalez Heritage Foundation | Viewpoint

Internet taxation: Fair or foul?

As a general rule, whenever one hears members of Congress talking about "fairness," you should hold on tight to your wallet.

April 28, 2013 | By James Gattuso The Heritage Foundation | Viewpoint

Commentary: Schools scandal in Atlanta reveals the dark side of offering incentives

Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.

April 21, 2013 | By Lynn Stout | Viewpoint

Commentary: Feds need it in order to rehire public employees

America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.

April 14, 2013 | By William Rice | Viewpoint

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