Editorials

U.S. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants to merge Colorado Springs-based Northern Command with Southern Command, a unified combatant unit with a numbered Air Force squadron based near Tucson, Arizona. If successful, Arizona’s senior senator would alter the...
It’s nothing new to hear politicians talk out of both sides of their mouths, but it is unusual to be caught as blatantly as Missouri’s junior senator was recently. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., joined the drumbeat of those calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald after...
Taking a page from Missouri’s former pro-hunger state legislator, Rep. Cynthia Davis of O’Fallon, Missouri, Congress is considering a bill that would result in thousands fewer poor kids being eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals at school. The cherry on this sundae is that the meals...
Airline passengers around the country are complaining that they’re waiting up to two hours to clear security checkpoints so they can board their flights. As late-spring travel begins to peak, thousands of passengers are missing their flights because of long waiting lines. The degrading...
If there isn’t a correlation between the growing use of smartphones and an increase in traffic accidents, it’s one amazing coincidence. Reported vehicle accidents in Bay County, Florida rose by almost 30 percent between 2011 and 2015, according to the Florida Integrated Report Exchange System....
Shouts of “Bernie! Bernie!” punctuated Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally Sunday at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, then again Monday at Lincoln Park in Los Angeles and the Santa Monica High School football field. The “Feel the Bern” movement shifts today to the Anaheim Convention Center at 10 a.m., the...
DEAR ABBY: We visit my in-laws two or three times a year. During our most recent visit, my kids (ages 12 and 14) were roughhousing with their cousins and accidentally slammed a door, which resulted in a broken frame. Their grandpa had asked them to stop, which they apparently didn’t do. Now,...
Informing consumers about what’s in the food they buy is the idea behind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to require that more informative nutrition labels be slapped on packaged foods beginning in 2018. Food manufacturers and agricultural producers should be equally transparent...
The Obama administration’s new plan to require overtime pay for salaried workers earning up to $47,000 is an understandable, but unrealistic reaction to the problem of stagnating wages and a diminishing American middle class. People are working longer hours for comparatively less pay, and...
In a too-rare instance of fiscal restraint and good sense, the state Legislature poured cold water over a boondoggle high-speed Internet program. Assembly Bill 1758 would have extended the program for six more years and authorized the California Public Utilities Commission to impose an...

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