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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Commentary

The world’s population: How many are too many?

Earlier this month, a high-profile study using the latest United Nations data revisited predictions of global population size. The news wasn’t good: Updated estimates using new statistical analyses suggest the world’s population will hi...
Updated: 11 hours ago

As the price of oil falls, the gas tax should be going up

Whenever the price of oil spikes, it’s a sure bet that some U.S. politicians will propose another gas tax holiday. So now that oil has fallen below $85 a barrel, and with America’s highways and mass-transit systems starved for funding, ...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Max Richtman: For women retirees, it’s an unfair world

The demographic reality facing most American women in retirement simply can’t be ignored.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Jay Ambrose: Leon Panetta shines helpful light on the White House

Thanks, thanks and more thanks to Leon Panetta, a former congressman, secretary of defense, budget director, White House chief of staff and head of three different agencies, including the CIA — someone, in short, who knows his way around Washi...
Published: 10/20/14

For low-wage workers, public transit isn’t a lifestyle choice; it’s a lifeline

Do you resent the amount of time you spend in your car plodding through clogged roadways as you commute, shuttle kids to school and activities, buy groceries and do other errands?
Published: 10/19/14

Dissecting the ‘Little Big Water’

As rivers go, the Withlacoochee is a 160-mile winding wonder, one of the very few rivers in the world that flows northward.
Published: 10/19/14
Sheriff Gee: Why parents should be alarmed about Amendment 2

Sheriff Gee: Why parents should be alarmed about Amendment 2

By now we’ve all heard the arguments for and against the legalization of “medical” marijuana under Amendment 2. The amount of inaccurate and confusing information about the legalization of “medical” marijuana can ov...
Published: 10/19/14

Pat Buchanan: Ebola, ideology and common sense

Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ’40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever....
Published: 10/19/14

Celebrate the Clean Water Act by supporting new EPA rule

The Clean Water Act turns 42 years old today.
Published: 10/18/14

Why the country needs the GOP to take back the Senate

The 2014 election cycle may be the most important in our history.
Published: 10/18/14