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Commentary John Hughes

  • GOP candidates need to debate legalizing marijuana

    As GOP candidates debate values, I have not heard them address legalizing marijuana. The words of a narcotics agent ring in my ears: 'I can’t say every pot smoker goes on to get hooked on the hard stuff. But I can say every addict I know on the hard stuff got started on pot.'

  • Barack Obama: Hope, change, and contradiction

    Barack Obama is proving to be one of the most puzzling presidents. He bravely took out Osama bin Laden but hasn’t had the courage to tackle the deficit. And now he's picked a fight with Catholics – the majority of whom voted for him in 2008.

  • The great wait of China: How long until freedom?

    How long can China's communist regime hold in thrall people who have prospered in an economic system that has many of the hallmarks of free enterprise? Despite attempts to censor the Internet, China's huge, new urban population is aware of the outside world and changes in it.

June 29, 2015

Photos of the day 06/29

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch, hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee (l.) in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece, Monday. Greeks struggled to adjust to closed banks and ATMs and a climate of rumors on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the...

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