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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Commentary

Give cable and satellite TV viewers wider access to set-top boxes

Electronics stores are a TV lover’s paradise, filled with a rich bounty of high-definition sets, Blu-ray Disc players and Internet video adapters. What they don’t offer, however, are many good replacements for the set-top boxes that con...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Noah Feldman: Obama gambles that he can defeat Cuba lobby

With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all.
Updated: 13 hours ago

Military action alone cannot defeat terrorism in Pakistan

After the massacre of 132 children Tuesday at a military-run school in Peshawar, no Pakistani should be under any illusions about the nature of the so-called Pakistani Taliban. Leaders across the political spectrum, including some like Imran Khan who...
Updated: 13 hours ago

FPL: Natural gas proposal smart step forward for customers

The Tribune’s Dec. 14 article “Fracking: Florida utilities want you to pay” (front page) was, to say the least, grossly misleading. The article blindly parroted the debunked claims of perennial utility opponents in suggesting FPL...
Published: 12/17/14

How states and insurance companies fail Medicaid patients

It’s no secret that Medicaid struggles to attract as many doctors as other health-care plans do. Less clear is what makes that so hard. Everyone assumes it’s all because of Medicaid’s low payment rates.
Published: 12/17/14

Al Hutchison: Why you need to pay attention to the trouble to our south

In London, Winston Churchill once famously reminded his parliamentary colleagues that democracy may be the worst form of government “except for all others.”
Published: 12/17/14

Life isn’t perfect. Deal with it.

Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy. Most people learn that, often, you just have to suck it up and move on. You can waste a lot of time and energy trying to undo unfair setbacks, and you may not ...
Published: 12/17/14

Maduro’s mad push to control media

The website of the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional was packed one recent day with stories about the shortages plaguing the economically stricken country. One covered a lack of medicine for diabetes patients. A second reported on multiplying lines at...
Published: 12/16/14

Walter Williams: What’s the rule of law?

President Barack Obama said just before the recent Ferguson, Missouri, riots, “First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” Most Americans have little or no inkling of what “rule of law” means. Many think...
Published: 12/16/14

The Kiwis could teach us a thing or two about retiring

Good news, America: A new report says you can alleviate your social-policy problems by copying other developed countries.
Published: 12/16/14