Should we expand or scale back entitlement programs?

Social Security and Medicare have been very successful in reducing poverty and expanding health-care access, but their collective cost is high and rising fast.

Overton: A welcome loss of power

"Only 43 Percent Now Believe America is the Last Best Hope of Mankind," a headline from Rasmussen polling proclaimed in July 2012. We can only hope that this arrogant and arguably narcissistic view of the United States, first stated by Ronald Reagan, enters its death throes sooner rather than later.

Richson: Tom Daley in the gray area

Just a few days ago, British Olympic diver and heartthrob Tom Daley shocked the world (or didn't at all, depending on your presumptions), when he posted a YouTube video that explained his prior hesitations to expose his private life and the new change of heart that spurred him to make the video. He expressed a newfound sense of safety and happiness in his life, which he has found in now dating a male.

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