Editorials

It’s hard to imagine that any normal business, let alone meaningful reform, can move forward in Washington amid the daily distractions swirling around the Trump administration. Fortunately, GOP leaders vow to push ahead with an effort to overhaul the U.S. tax system for the first time in 31 years...
There has been nothing more glorious, no advancement more lauded, no cause more worthy, no struggle more just than the American experiment in self-government and individual liberty. Since the dawn of time, man has been nothing more than a pawn of forces greater than himself. Then, a mere two...
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...

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