Dan Morain: Transparency can combat corruption

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid and the other forces of darkness in the U.S. Senate may have met their match, in the person of Kuang Chen.

Democrats and Republicans haven't figured out how to talk to women

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

If you were watching "Meet the Press" a few weeks ago, you might have seen a new face - and I don't mean Chuck Todd.

Cuba hasn't earned embargo's end

|Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Sunday, Oct. 26:

Carl Hiaasen: Who's the least worst for governor?

| |Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Rick Scott. Charlie Crist.

Cynthia M. Allen: Rome's synod on the family only the beginning

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

The Vatican's "extraordinary synod of bishops" concluded Sunday with the beatification of Pope Paul VI, an interim step on the road to sainthood.

Mary Sanchez: We have much to learn about homegrown jihadists

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

The last leg on the road to jihad began with a day of ditching school.

Trick or treat? Government's Halloween tax costume

| |Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Autumn is now upon us. The leaves are changing, temperatures are falling, football is in full swing, and one of Americans' favorite holidays is just about to arrive on our doorstep. Kids across the country will don costumes and race from home to home in a festive search for sweet rewards on Halloween.

Ebola's lesson? Get real on public health

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Modesto Bee on Wednesday, Oct. 22:

Rekha Basu: Elizabeth Warren is right: America's middle class needs a boost

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Her father was a janitor in Oklahoma City and her mother stayed home and cared for the four kids. Whenthe youngest and the only girl, came along unplanned in 1949, some belt tightening was needed. It would be needed again, when her father had a heart attack and her mother, vowing not to lose the house, took a minimum-wage job at Sears.

Frida Ghitis: Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A few days ago I came across a 2008 interview with a renowned author in which, without going into detail, the writer spoke about the need for new ideas to solve "the conflict in the Middle East." It wasn't that many years ago when that was shorthand for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or perhaps, more broadly, for the tensions between Israelis and Arabs.