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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is gone. So too is the university’s longtime president, Graham Spanier. The Nittany Lions are gearing up for a game this week against Ohio State, having lost Saturday’s home game against Nebraska. Students are refocusing attention on their studies. Things seem to be ...

Thu, 11/17/2011 - 8:55pm

Most Minnesota property owners’ Truth-in-Taxation statements are arriving in the mail. And this year they reflect some hard truths. Topping that “truth” list is how any “tax credit” essentially creates winners, losers and confusion. Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature hammered that truth ...

Wed, 11/16/2011 - 8:20pm

Imagine that a U.S. soldier is captured and subjected to waterboarding. Would Herman Cain and Rep. Michele Bachmann consider that torture? Maybe not, given their disappointing responses to a question about waterboarding posed during Saturday’s Republican debate. And if they did object to the soldi...

Tue, 11/15/2011 - 8:44pm

The dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial was a beautiful and proud moment for the United States. Now Americans will begin the process of getting to know their newest monument, visiting by day and night, meditating on the words carved in stone....

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 9:27pm

The International Atomic Energy Agency has now spelled out in detail what governments around the world have known for a long time: Iran’s nuclear program has an explicit military dimension, aimed at producing a warhead that can be fitted onto one of the country’s medium-range missiles. In a 14-p...

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 8:11pm

Of all the sins of omission committed by Penn State University in its alleged mishandling of sexual assaults, perhaps the most unforgivable was the failure to find the young boy who was seen being victimized in 2002. It seemed not to occur to anyone to try to identify this child or to consider that ...

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 8:52pm

The Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case about the birth of a child in the Holy Land. It had nothing to do with religion but was just as fraught with controversy....

Thu, 11/10/2011 - 8:46pm

Since the congressional supercommittee is reportedly at an impasse, let’s hope its members have used some of their idle time to catch up with the testimony of the nation’s military chiefs at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. The chiefs were asked to assess what would be the c...

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 7:22pm

Egypt’s military rulers, who pledged in February to replace the autocracy of Hosni Mubarak with a liberal democracy, have taken another big step toward betraying that promise. On Tuesday the interim government appointed by the generals disclosed plans to impose a 22-article charter of ”principle...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 8:52pm

Herman Cain has denied sexually harassing two women who worked at the National Restaurant Association while he led the organization during the 1990s. The GOP hopeful batted back the allegations, which were first reported by Politico on Sunday, during an appearance at the National Press Club and in s...

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:03pm