A Matter Of Opinion archive for April 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2011

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011

Does art enjoy immortality? 

If you haven't read this morning's front-page story about an Expo-vintage sculpture that's apparently destined for removal from Riverfront Park, here's a link. It makes me wonder. When we place a value on public art and urge its proliferation, we often have debates about its...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011

Abortion and Idaho 45 

Here is our view. What this bill really represents is an effort to circumvent the standard of fetus viability established in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which is generally around 22 to 24 weeks. Resetting the point where states could intervene to 20 weeks...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

Time to cut taxes? 115 

1. Should Olympia and Boise cut taxes as they work on filling their respective budget holes? 2. Should Congress cut taxes as it works on solutions to the debt and deficit? 3. Should households facing large bills decide to bring in less money?

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

Shut down the govt. -- yes or no? 20 

Campaign for Liberty says if the cuts aren't deep enough, shut down government. House Republican leaders offer these cuts. Nobody is following the deficit commission, though Dems tout that work on the tax side, and Republicans tout that work on the spending cuts side. So,...

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Smart Bombs: Price is Right 12 

My Sunday column. Comment here. From the comments thus far posted after the column, some points: 1. Yes, third-party payers drive up costs. I've yet to see the "free market solution" that drives up access. Costs are lower -- much lower -- in other countries...

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