Editorials

As the Trump administration considers more troops for Afghanistan and greater involvement in the Syrian civil war, Congress can no longer afford to stand idly while its war powers authority is usurped and eroded by the executive branch. President Donald Trump inherited counterterrorism wars on...
In December 2009, after the Affordable Care Act had undergone more than a year of Senate hearings and open debate, some provisions were hashed out in private just before the Senate vote. Sen. Mitch McConnell, then the House minority leader, was outraged. “This massive piece of legislation that...
Let’s put aside for a moment the question of whether anyone connected to President Donald Trump colluded with Russia in its attempts to hack the 2016 election. Let’s not get into an argument about whether the effort changed any votes, not to speak of the outcome. Let’s not even worry about whether...
Parents enduring a summer of bored, misbehaving or depressed adolescents should hear Sen. Ben Sasse and read his book “The Vanishing American Adult.” Then they should reassess their views of the minimum wage. Through life experience, informal and formal education, Nebraska’s junior senator — a...
We Americans should just ‘fess up and admit it — that, despite platitudes to the contrary we as a nation are no longer serious about the national debt. On what do we base this observation? Well, consider the reaction to President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. Headlines struck a common...
The hard left has nothing but contempt for President Trump and his policies — and his budget is no exception. Not only are progressives lambasting Mr. Trump for breaking with presidential tradition and releasing his budget while out of the country, they are also attacking the details of the...
The motives behind James T. Hodgkinson’s shooting rampage in Virginia remain unclear aside from his Facebook political rants and reported queries about the party affiliation of the victims he targeted at a GOP congressional baseball practice. But as Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told...
Letting her political passions get the better of her, comedian Kathy Griffin recently found herself grimly facing a camera wielded by her friend Tyler Shields. In the resulting photo, she stood without expression, thrusting forward a mask of Donald Trump dripping with fake blood. It was an image...
We don’t pay workers to dig holes and fill them in for no reason. Government could do this to create jobs, but it would produce nothing of value at a cost to society. Yet, we talk about jobs provided by competing sources of energy without much concern for the return on investment. President...
As politicians, especially those eyeing a new political office, are apt to do, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday made a big Northwest Florida tadoo of re-signing a Triumph Gulf Coast bill he’d officially inked into law on Friday. Surrounded by smiling business people and local and state politicians,...

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