RSSColumnists

Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. privatizes huge chunk of welfare benefits

WASHINGTON — We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-relia…

November 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama spotlights GOP contradictions on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of Presid…

November 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: How much will U.S.-China deal help ease climate change?

WASHINGTON — The United States-China agreement on climate change is a huge political triumph, possibly “historic,” as its supporters say. Whet…

November 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Beijing summit delivered more than expected for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The photograph from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussi…

November 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Scaliacare: Supreme conservatives intervene again

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the House and Senate have made clear that they'll deploy every weapon in the legislative arsenal to repeal …

November 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
David Ignatius: What will be different in Iraq War III?

David Ignatius: What will be different in Iraq War III?

WASHINGTON — As the United States advances into its third war in Iraq in a quarter-century, it's important to have a mental checklist to asses…

November 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
David Ignatius: Foriegn policy should top Obama's fourth-quarter agenda

David Ignatius: Foriegn policy should top Obama's fourth-quarter agenda

WASHINGTON — President Obama looked almost relieved after Tuesday’s election blowout. A man who has been perhaps the least political president…

November 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Why wages lag in recovery from Great Recession

WASHINGTON — I recently wrote about sluggish and stagnant wages, which are said to weaken the economy's recovery. I argued that workers' fear …

November 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Desperate voters rage against Obama's party

WASHINGTON — For Democrats, the 2014 election was not the 2010 Republican landslide. It was worse.

November 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: 6 things Republicans must do now

WASHINGTON — Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught…

November 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Preaching hope requires more audacity than ever

WASHINGTON — President Obama has always had a thing about hope as an antidote to cynicism.

November 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Obama's presidency nearly pulseless on election eve

WASHINGTON — Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist port…

November 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts' North Shore, has done something with little pr…

October 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parli…

October 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts j…

October 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Women workers join America's top 1%

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that economic inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and this has created a new cottage industry: …

October 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Growing pressure on Obama to escalate war in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — As fighters from the Islamic State surge toward control of Anbar Province in western Iraq and the border town of Kobane in Syria,…

October 14, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midter…

October 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

George F. Will: Likeable Christie prepares for possible presidential run

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his …

October 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

Guest View: 320 days plus -- my battle with cancer

On Dec. 9, 2013, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.

September 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses