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Accept, for the moment, the truth of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's version of his role in the sexual-abuse allegations involving one of his former assistants. Acknowledge his illustrious accomplishments, on and off the football field.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:15pm

Mitt Romney has a prescription for the super PAC problem: Allow political candidates to collect unlimited donations, instead of having the funds funneled to supposedly independent groups. "Let campaigns then take responsibility for their own words," Mr.

Wed, 01/18/2012 - 5:15pm

While few question the fact that income inequality has risen in the United States over the past three decades, there is plenty of dispute about why.

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 5:22pm

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, R, began the second half of his term outlining an expansive agenda to remake public education. He is on solid ground in wanting to give parents more choices, improve teacher quality and keep students in school longer.

Mon, 01/16/2012 - 4:45pm

I know the Internet represents the greatest technical advance since Gutenberg's printing press for the sacred cause of freedom of speech. So it's too bad that so much of the torrent of commentary that now flows before our eyes is sewage.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 9:34pm

Broadcasters have long been bound by government decency standards in exchange for the use of public airwaves.

Sun, 01/15/2012 - 9:34pm

A request by Minnesota for a waiver on the accountability measures of the No Child Left Behind law will make a flawed system work better and has the potential to make schools, students, teachers and principals more accountable.

Fri, 01/13/2012 - 8:32pm

Paging Garrison Keillor . The heart of Lake Wobegon - and especially a 100-year-plus business in the real town upon which you built much of your fictional empire - might welcome a little of your help.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 5:26pm

As Mitt Romney edges closer to the Republican presidential nomination, the imperative grows for the former Massachusetts governor to release his income tax returns and disclose the identities of the fund-raising bundlers who have brought in millions for his campaign.

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 5:26pm

If anything could trip up former Massachusetts Gov.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 4:46pm