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Sanders blind to key source of income inequality

Bernie Sanders has made a presidential campaign out of income inequality, claiming that wealth is created at the expense of the middle class and poor. The exact opposite is true, of course. Income generated in the marketplace — based on voluntary purchases and mutually agreeable salary negotiations — is a positive-sum game, where both sides gain.

GOP trading conservatism for Trumpism

It's hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its intellectual demise.

Criminal justice reform merits bipartisan support

When President Barack Obama spoke in his final State of the Union, he did not do what is typical and offer a laundry list of policies that he wants Congress to enact in his final year. He must have realized that with a Republican House and Senate, such pleas would fall on deaf ears.

LETTERS: Rooftop solar can flourish, if we allow it

MIT professor Richard Schmalensee's commentary about utility-scale solar misses the point ("It's time to supersize," Jan. 17 Review-Journal). Everyone knows that initially, technology costs more. It is entrepreneurs and pioneers who reach out and ultimately push that technology forward, making it economically feasible.