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  • Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal

    Hospitals concerned about state rate-setting proposal
    A state plan to tie medical spending to the growth of the economy is making hospital executives uneasy. Executives support the spirit of the plan proposed by the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which seeks to reduce health spending by...
  • Fix fiscal cliff by repairing GOP

    Your recent editorial ("Obama's mandate," Nov. 7) where you recommend that President Barack Obama "needs to act immediately to persuade Congress to extend the deadline for sequestration another six months" is almost laughable if it wasn't so sad. Lest...
  • Conservatives haven't given up

    Conservatives haven't given up
    The conservative Gotterdammerung is finally here. "Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist. "A leading conservative thinker," asked...
  • Romney's biggest problem is his own party

    Romney's biggest problem is his own party
    There are two major theories about why Mitt Romney is dropping in the polls. One is that Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case. The other is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOPhas become...
  • We the few, the brave

    The estimable Jonathon Owen has published an article on towards and toward at Visual Thesaurus, presenting an interesting and plausible theory that the prevalence of the latter form in American published writing can be attributed to the efforts of copy...
  • Abortion and gay marriage: Not all social issues are the same

    Abortion and gay marriage: Not all social issues are the same
    Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things...
  • Sun publishes absurd views on labor issues

    Sun publishes absurd views on labor issues
    As a businessman I read The Sun to be informed and educated, not for snide and misinformed comments such as those in commentator Matt Patterson's piece on the nomination of Thomas Perez as labor secretary ("Why do we need a labor department?" March 22)....
  • Tax-free reading

    Tax-free reading
    Here's a quiz for all current and future college students and their families: Which of the following has risen in price the most sharply over the last several decades — tuition, health care, the consumer price index or textbooks? For the correct...
  • Greatest generation the most entitled

    Greatest generation the most entitled
    One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
  • On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief

    On sequestration, Obama becomes extortionist in chief
    At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
  • The sequester stand-off

    The sequester stand-off
    Is this really the best anyone in Washington can do to avert sequestration? President Barack Obama's call for delaying the automatic spending cuts past the March 1 deadline would seem reasonable enough, except he hasn't really offered up a specific plan...
  • Torture helped get bin Laden?

    Torture helped get bin Laden?
    "Zero Dark Thirty," the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz over the weekend when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find...