Editorials

Foster care programs across the country are overwhelmed by an influx of children dubbed by health care officials as “opioid orphans,” collateral damage from the nation’s opioid-addiction epidemic. They are youngsters who have been literally orphaned or left in the care of aging grandparents or...
This month, the rulers of Pakistan stepped up a campaign against blasphemy, frightening news from an Islamic nation where insulting the official religion is a capital crime. From an American perspective, this would merely be another distant nation’s horror — if it weren’t for one aspect of the...
While the nation’s attention focused last week on the health care chaos enveloping House Republicans, across the rotunda in the Senate, Republicans quietly were gutting internet privacy rules. On a 50-48 party-line vote, the Senate approved a resolution rolling back internet privacy rules passed...
Two years ago, Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton disclosed a shocking finding: Between 1999 and 2014, middle-aged (45-54) white Americans with a high school education or less died at a rate never before seen in a modern industrialized society. Alone among every other...
Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining the New Yorker in attempting to block Gorsuch were two fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware....
FBI Director James Comey delivered a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump on Monday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that there was no evidence that former President Barack Obama had overseen or ordered any wiretapping of the president’s former residence at Trump Tower. Trump had...
There’s a move afoot in the Wisconsin legislature to join 28 other states in calling for a constitutional convention to write a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s a bad idea for two reasons: First, the amendment is a political gimmick, nothing more than a trick. Second, such...
There is now a wealth of evidence that public charter schools, private schools and other school choice policies tend to improve educational outcomes, but a new study shows that they can have economic and community revitalization benefits as well. The study from EdChoice, a nonprofit school...
For decades, Colombia’s rural poverty rate was so high that it provided the main fuel for Latin America’s longest-running civil war. The nation’s exploding drug trade pumped billions of dollars into the insurgency and blocked efforts to bring relief to the poor. Today, help is arriving from the...
If British Prime Minister Theresa May has her way, today “Londoners will get up and go about their day as normal.” On Wednesday, a vehicle ran down pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge before crashing into a railing outside Parliament. The attacker then attempted to make his way into the Houses...

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