December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Commentary

Unreal proposal

No one expects challengers in a U.S. presidential race to present realistic economic plans. Promise them anything, their campaign consultants advise. On that score, Republican Newt Gingrich’s tax reform plan exceeds expectations. More...

Repressing democracy, with American arms

SITRA, Bahrain — When President Barack Obama decides soon whether to approve a $53 million arms sale to our close but despotic ally Bahrain, he must weigh the fact that America has a major naval base here and that Bahrain is a moderate, moderni More...

Driven to distraction

We can all agree, hopefully, that texting while driving is stupid, irresponsible and dangerous. Further, most sensible people support Connecticut’s ban on the use of handheld cellphones while driving. More...