Editorials

We’re sure some of you have gauged your advancing years by the number of pill bottles in your medicine box or cabinet. Now, there’s actual data that shows more Americans than ever — and not just old folks — are taking prescribed drugs. The Journal of the American Medical Association recently...
Students’ reports of “mystery meat” and other complaints about the suspect quality of school cafeteria food are nothing new, but the outcry has gone to a whole new level since the introduction of the federal government’s new school lunch health standards in 2010. As a new U.S. Government...
Drones, those spidery little flying gizmos, suddenly seem to be everywhere; and judging from the store shelves, thousands will shortly be appearing under Christmas trees across the nation. Most of these are still at the toy stage, like radio-controlled mini-cars or model planes. Very quickly,...
“All I could think is, you dirty, low-down rotten scoundrels. How could anyone with a conscience do something like this?” That was the reaction of Rhonda Leach, the wife of a retired Peabody Energy Corp. coal miner, when she discovered that the company that employed her husband and promised him...
A Los Angeles ordinance signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August and which bans the mere possession of firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds does not sit well with county sheriffs across the state. In all, 30 sheriffs -- just over half the state’s 58 county sheriffs —...
Sen. James Inhofe, R., Okla., is working overtime to save Americans from the threat of cleaner air. “I will be working with my Senate colleagues in pursuing legislation to protect American taxpayers from EPA’s aggressive regulatory agenda,” Mr. Inhofe said in response to new ground-level ozone...
As if the Affordable Care Act’s massive increase in government intervention in the U.S. health care system was not enough of a problem, it appears that the system practically invites waste, fraud and abuse, according to a series of government oversight reports. In the latest report, the U.S....
Viewers who watched Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate hoping to see a fiery duel between the two front-runners, Ben Carson and Donald Trump, were disappointed. Instead, the pivotal clash was between two Florida politicians, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — and Bush lost....
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona recently released a damning report about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, using documents obtained from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit as evidence of an out-of-control agency that abuses citizens’ constitutional rights with impunity...
President Donald Trump? It might not be as far-fetched as most of the talking heads who seem to exist for the sole purpose of populating Sunday morning political talk shows would have you believe. For months, they’ve predicted that the political newcomers at the top of the Republican primary polls...

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