Editorials

Many Americans have spent months stewing about “fake news” and how social media can pump falsehoods and mean-spirited myths into everyday life. Yet the giants of modern information dissemination — Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter, for starters — were slow to address and, in Facebook’s case,...
Missouri’s Planned Parenthood affiliates expect to expand services across the state following a federal appeals court decision last week reversing state regulations on abortion. While they do that, abortion opponents should turn their attention to helping women prevent unintended pregnancies...
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg belatedly has given investigators some 3,000 advertisements from around 470 accounts associated with a Kremlin-linked “troll farm.” Congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller are trying to determine how deeply Russia interfered with last...
President Donald Trump has a penchant for speaking to international audiences as if he’s addressing a campaign rally. He has boasted in phone calls to world leaders about the size of his adoring crowds and how big his Electoral College victory margin was. No surprise, then, that his speech...
They’re called “Dreamers,” children whose immigrant parents brought them to this country illegally years ago, and who have since become fully integrated into American society. These young men and women speak English. They succeed in school. Many are gainfully employed, hoping to start careers in...
They call themselves Aldean’s Army, fiercely devoted fans who buy country singer Jason Aldean’s albums by the millions. Sunday night, many of them flocked to hear him perform at a fall festival on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s where a sniper, firing from a 32nd-floor hotel room, rained a fusillade...
The awesome killing power possessed by one gunman, Stephen Paddock, testifies to the consequences created when politicians continually bow to political pressure from the National Rifle Association. Paddock had amassed an absurd arsenal of 23 weapons in his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel...
America needs newspapers. And newspapers, now more than ever, need America. Thomas Jefferson famously said, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” So...
In divided America, the aftermath of a mass shooting follows an all-too-predictable pattern. So it was Monday as the nation awoke to the horror that a domestic terrorist identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, had opened fire Sunday night from a 32nd floor Las Vegas hotel room, killing at least 59...
In announcing his tax reform proposal Wednesday in Indianapolis, President Donald Trump addressed the biggest political problem his plan will face — the suspicion that most of the benefits would favor wealthy Americans like Trump himself. “It’s not good for me,” Trump said. “Believe me.” What...

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