Editorials

After last week’s killings of black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana and the murders of five police officers by a black sniper during a protest in Dallas, Texas, racial tensions in America no longer can be shrugged off. This Editorial Board said a national conversation is needed about...
In reading about NASA’s latest remarkable achievement, orbiting the Juno spacecraft around the planet Jupiter, we were struck by something that Scott Bolton, one of the leaders of the Juno mission, said on the night of the Fourth of July: “We just did the hardest thing NASA’s ever done.”...
In the middle of the last century, as Americans took to the highway in record numbers, the statistics on lives lost in auto accidents set records as well. By 1972 more than 54,000 people were killed on the road. Complicated problems require multiple solutions, so America tried lots of things to...
Our privacy rights are under continual assault from out-of-control government. Whether from the National Security Agency hoovering up our telephone call data and various other electronic communications and documents, the FBI amassing a facial recognition database with hundreds of millions of...
They’re ruthless but also cunning. Islamist insurgents engage in heinous bombings, kidnappings, beheadings and torture, then quite deliberately retreat to encamp among the very civilians they terrorize. Among the biggest challenges for American commanders is how to attack the insurgents without...
It’s a familiar story: A nonprofit organization uses images of suffering individuals to appeal for donations. Americans from all walks of life chip in because we are a generous people when others are in dire need. Questions arise when the donated money doesn’t go where it’s supposed to. People...
Just when you thought congressional misfeasance couldn’t get any worse, along comes political gamesmanship to sink funding to fight a public health menace. Somewhere today, probably in Florida, are pregnant women who’ve been bitten by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. In coming months, they’ll...
The eighth investigation of the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi ended like all the many investigations targeting Hillary Clinton over more than two decades. Millions in taxpayer dollars were spent with next to nothing accomplished. Clinton’s political opponents advertised her guilt...
Once again, the world has been reminded of the global threat of Islamic extremism, as news came Tuesday of yet another terrorist attack. Suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, leaving at least 41 dead and over 200 wounded. Our thoughts are with all those affected by such a...
Republicans need to give Benghazi a rest. The terrorist attack on the U.S. consular compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been investigated, re-investigated, poked and prodded for nearly four years, yet a GOP-led House select committee on Tuesday found no wrongdoing by the woman running the State...

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