Column: The Enablers of Fraternity Racism

03/27/2015 09:59 AM MDT
DALLAS — The Dallas media is all over the eyebrow-raising, outrageous — and ultimately sad — story of a now-infamous racist chant by some Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members at Oklahoma University. 
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Column: Political realities mean Middle East peace is distant
03/27/2015 09:58 AM MDT - Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu's stunning election victory, none is more ubiquitous than the idea that peace prospects are now dead because Netanyahu has declared that there will be no Palestinian state while he is Israel's prime minister. Full Story

Column: More GOP political malpractice
03/26/2015 07:52 AM MDT - WASHINGTON — Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, was getting his demagogue on. He stood on the Senate floor displaying a big poster with a photograph of President Obama's pick for attorney general and the words "Confirm Loretta Lynch. Full Story

Column: How to block a bad deal with Iran
03/26/2015 07:51 AM MDT - WASHINGTON — It is the common temptation of Republicans and Democrats to support a strong executive when it does things they like, and to condemn it when it does things they don't. Full Story

Column: Common Core Tests are Failures
03/25/2015 08:01 AM MDT - A 6th grader in East Texas recently challenged state lawmakers to do what she and every other public-school kid have to do during testing season: "Sit in a room for up to four hours, without talking, writing, drawing, reading, or using your cell phone. Full Story

Column: Oil and gas exports — one policy change, many benefits
03/25/2015 08:01 AM MDT - "Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage," claimed Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18 Wall Street Journal opinion piece. Full Story

Column: After a Twelve Year Iraq Mistake, Time to March Home
03/24/2015 02:28 PM MDT - Twelve years ago last week, the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq, an act the late Lt. Gen. William Odom predicted would turn out to be "the greatest strategic disaster in U. Full Story

Column: Journal's use of chiles on Hispanic cover sparks debate
03/24/2015 02:27 PM MDT - The Economist's recent special report on Hispanics has stoked Latino ire with a cover featuring the stars and stripes composed of denim, stars and red chile peppers. Full Story

Column: Hillary's Nixonian path to office
03/21/2015 04:01 PM MDT - WASHINGTON — The effective kickoff of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign was an act of deck clearing so breathtaking, so brazen, that it remains difficult to process. Full Story

Column: Social inequality's deepening roots
03/21/2015 01:51 PM MDT - WASHINGTON — The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? Full Story

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Gun owned by agent who toppled Capone headed to Vegas museum

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. (AP) — The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, "Scarface" and "Little Caesar. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.