Editorials

The hard left has nothing but contempt for President Trump and his policies, and his budget is no exception. Not only are progressives lambasting Trump for breaking with presidential tradition and releasing his budget while out of the country but they are also attacking the details of the spending...
The appointment of a special counsel, whose powers are substantial and broad, should always be made cautiously and with compelling cause. In appointing a special counsel to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acted prudently and for...
The Civil War is a tragic and unavoidable part of American history. The Confederacy lost, and the union was preserved. The Union’s monumental victory was one that absolutely deserves commemoration in public places because the Union was fighting for a right and good cause. Though the courage and...
Kudos to Defense Secretary James Mattis, who on May 1 halted the Pentagon’s practice of allowing athletes at the nation’s military academies to work around their commitment to serve on active duty in order to play professional sports. For eons, athletes, like their peers at the nation’s service...
Monday’s terrorist attack in Britain’s third-largest city, Manchester, marks a new low, even for Islamic State. The target was an Ariana Grande concert whose audience was largely teenagers and pre-teens with their parents. In the twisted minds of Islamic State followers, not even children should...
Lucky for Ben Carson, the new secretary of Housing and Urban Development, that his boss has done such a good job of dominating the news cycle for the past few weeks. Otherwise, Carson might have had to answer for his misguided comments during a national tour that he thinks housing complexes for...
We hope you saw flags flying at half staff the past Monday as the nation marked Peace Officers Memorial Day. Enacted by Congress in 1962, it is marked each May 15 “in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty.” Also, the...
At the end of this month many of us will gather in a park, a cemetery or perhaps some other public space to pay homage to the men and women who wore our country’s uniform and, as President Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg in November 1863, gave “the last full measure of devotion” to preserve our...
It’s been nearly 12 years since a major tropical cyclone hit Northwest Florida, nearly 12 years since locals had to gear up and get out. During those years, it’s been quiet. Blessedly quiet. After back-to-back years with hurricanes coming ashore locally, residents were relieved. We had become...
President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey isn’t the reason that warrants appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections. The dismissal is just the latest of many reasons for an independent evaluation of meddling by...

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