COMMENTARY: The Perfect Time to Fix 20th-Century Roads and Bridges
Roads, bridges and the nation's other infrastructure steadily growing older and weaker. Given low interest rates and elevated unemployment, this is an ideal moment to invest in fixing them.
EDITORIAL: Gay Marriage Will Survive Whatever the Supreme Court Says
"What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is the title of a book by the late physicist Richard Feynman. If one of the most independent minds of the 20th century worried that he cared too much, then surely the nine justices of the Supreme Court must, too.
EDITORIAL: The Cyprus Mess
Could a full-blown European financial crisis begin in tiny Cyprus, with a population of just more than 1 million and a gross domestic product of only $23.6 billion?
EDITORIAL: A List of All the Things the NRA Opposes, Including Lists
The National Rifle Association appears to suffer from pinaciphobia: the fear of lists.
COMMENTARY: Five Myths About a Government Shutdown
President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.
COMMENTARY: Slate: Steubenville Rape Case Judge Warns Teens to Watch What They Tweet
Sunday, two teen-age Steubenville, Ohio, football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a high school party.
COMMENTARY: This Is Not Your Father's GOP
Thirty years after Ronald Reagan was president, Republicans are still running on a tripartite alliance of social, fiscal and foreign policy conservatives. Alas, such candidates run on a myth; that coalition has splintered and what will replace it is far from clear.
COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!
I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself.
COMMENTARY: College Benefits Go Beyond Money
Every fall, just before classes begin, we at UCLA send thousands of our new students out to volunteer projects at schools, parks and community centers across Los Angeles. It's a massive effort that serves our city and sets the tone for their experience.
COMMENTARY: U.S. Takes Wasteful Approach to Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released "several hundred" immigrants from detention facilities across the United States late last month in an effort to stay within its budget amid "fiscal uncertainty" related to the so-called sequester.
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