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Do Americans really love or hate animals?

We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true?

October 20, 2013 | By Hal Herzog McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: Offense is in the ear of the beholder

"Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed (at) African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, 'Redskins' can't possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term.

October 18, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Should the electric car industry get US support?

LOOMINGTON, Ind. - It would be very unwise to "pull the plug" on electric car subsidies at this time. Without the subsidies, the auto industry would be forced by unavoidable regulation to sell electric vehicles at huge financial losses.

October 13, 2013 | By John Graham McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Should the electric car industry get US support?

WASHINGTON - If government actually could mandate innovation, we could all fill up our cars with garden hoses.

October 13, 2013 | By David A. Ridenour McClatchy Newspaper | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Should public colleges be free for all qualified applicants?

WASHINGTON - State universities and community colleges should offer free tuition to all students who academically qualify for admission.

October 06, 2013 | By Don Kusler McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Should public colleges be free for all qualified applicants?

WASHINGTON - Skyrocketing college tuition threatens educational opportunity in America.

October 06, 2013 | By Andrew Kelly McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Con: Do fast-food workers deserve a living wage?

WASHINGTON - Medieval doctors bled their patients with leeches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.

September 29, 2013 | By James Sherk McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Do fast-food workers deserve a living wage?

WASHINGTON - Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.

September 29, 2013 | By Mark Weisbrot McClatchy Newspaper | More viewpoint stories


Con: Should Congress fund health care reform?

WASHINGTON - The Affordable Care Act should be defunded - even the president concedes it's not ready for prime time.

September 22, 2013 | By Amy Ridenour McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Pro: Should Congress fund health care reform?

WASHINGTON - Sixteen million Americans who haven't access to medical care are eagerly awaiting the Oct. 1 start of the Affordable Care Act, and now Republicans and a few willy-nilly Democrats are saying, "No, it's not perfect, let's defund it and start over."

September 22, 2013 | By Wayne Madsen McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Presidential legacies face the test of time

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The debate about whether President Barack Obama should seek congressional authorization to make limited strikes against Syria is part of his larger struggle to build a lasting legacy. Obama has studied the extraordinary achievements of Abraham Lincoln and other widely revered presidents.

September 15, 2013 | By Michael Gerhardt McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Obama’s Syrian challenge: Avoid total loss of the ability to lead

WASHINGTON - In the annals of dishonest Washington debates, the question of whether to strike the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons is notable for its breathtaking incoherence.

September 08, 2013 | By Danielle Pletka McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


Reset US Mideast policy by focusing on Iran, Hezbollah

WASHINGTON - Go in or keep out? It's a false choice when it comes to addressing the situation in Syria.

September 08, 2013 | By James Jay Carafano McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


The top 10 ways Washington wasted your money

Whether it's negotiating over how much to spend on government operations or the government's borrowing limit, we hear a familiar refrain in Washington these days: There is absolutely no room to cut federal spending. But this is not the case.

September 01, 2013 | By Emily Goff McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


King’s grand slam of a speech

WASHINGTON - The date: Aug. 28, 1963.

August 25, 2013 | By Gregory Clay McClatchy Newspapers | More viewpoint stories


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Krauthammer: Hillary got it right — there is no vision

"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." - Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10

August 17, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: War with Islamic State will be long and difficult

The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war.

August 15, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


Navarette: Hispanic group called out for coziness with Fox News

SAN DIEGO - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is getting good at producing embarrassing headlines.

August 15, 2014 | Ruben Navarrette | More viewpoint stories


Krauthammer: Amnesty used as bait to lure impeachment

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer | More viewpoint stories


Goldberg: A war that changed the world forever

World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading.

August 08, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories


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