Editorials

From ballooning national debt and spending on the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid entitlement programs, to the thousands of regulations imposed each year on efforts to strip Americans’ gun rights, to enhanced spying on American citizens through the National Security Agency and others,...
If a program is proved effective at reducing teen births and demand for abortions, shouldn’t anti-abortion activists be the first to get behind it? The results of separate programs in Colorado and among nearly 10,000 women in a Washington University study indicate that easing access to long-range...
Earlier this year, California ranked dead last in Chief Executive magazine’s “Best and Worst States for Business” survey for the 12th year in a row, and was one of just three states (along with Connecticut and Illinois) to receive an “F” in Thumbtack.com’s “2016 Small Business Friendliness Survey...
It was impossible to miss the irony in the news last week — the week of the Republican National Convention — that Roger Ailes’ reign at Fox News has come to an end. No political figure besides, maybe, Ronald Reagan has had more to do with the rise of the right in this country, or its image. From...
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has had his say. Thursday night’s closing speech to the Republican National Convention was his opportunity to deliver an uplifting and hopeful vision of America. Instead, he offered darkness and despair. Make no mistake, America has big problems. The nation’...
The “First Amendment Defense Act” is one of those proposals that will sound good to almost everybody — until you read beyond the title. This Editorial Board applauds any effort to defend the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantees of Americans’ freedoms of religion, speech, press...
Critics of the stepped-up security presence at American airports since the 9/11 terrorist attacks have always said that while it looks good, it isn’t really making travelers much safer. Now, more and more, it doesn’t even look good. After a series of scandals marred the image of the...
Our current carry permit program works. It ensures that law-abiding gun owners are accountable and responsible when carrying handguns in public. As a concealed carry permit instructor, I speak from a place of experience, and I’m disheartened that some of our state legislators continue to push a...
In the wake of the Iran nuclear nonproliferation treaty agreed to last year, Boeing has reached a historic deal to provide passenger airplanes to Iranian national carrier Iran Air to update its aging commercial fleet, but many in Congress — mostly, but not entirely, Republicans — are trying to...
‘Tis the season for political signs. Love them or hate them, we cannot escape their ubiquitous overabundance. They cover our boulevards, ditches, and even our neighbors’ yards. Indeed, they are everywhere for the sake of name recognition and candidate branding, and one common descriptor has risen...

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