Editorials

No greater evidence exists that the nation’s immigration system is broken than the case of Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, the undocumented migrant alleged to have gone on a killing spree in Kansas and Missouri, which ended with his capture Wednesday in New Florence, Mo. Serrano-Vitorino, a...
Each year, millions of Americans trust the Internal Revenue Service with sensitive private information — information that the agency has repeatedly failed to protect, whether due to its compromised security measures or due to the compromised actions of its own employees. Last May, for example,...
Did you hear about the man who fired back at an attacker who had shot him and two of his friends at a New Orleans gas station in January, hitting the perpetrator and potentially saving his life and those of several others? Or the Uber driver who likewise shot and wounded a man who had opened fire...
In Gloucester, a person seeking treatment from a drug-related addiction who enters the police station “shall not be charged or prosecuted for possession of a controlled substance under sections 34 or 35, or possession of drug paraphernalia under section 32I, if the evidence for such charge of...
Since his very first days in office, President Barack Obama has made closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba a priority. Resistance from Congress has thwarted those plans, but Mr. Obama is making another go of it during his final year in office. “For many years, it’s been clear that...
As the 88th Academy Awards show credits rolled recently, it brought pause to reflect on the evening and also a future hope that the showcase event for cinema will go down in history as the last ever to leave African-Americans off the list of nominees. Yes, this was the second year in a row in...
The big Super Tuesday wins by Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have brought both campaigns that much closer to clinching their respective party’s presidential nominations. Last night’s victory speeches indicated both candidates are now looking beyond the primaries toward the...
We have two words for the Ku Klux Klan: Get out. We don’t want you here, you don’t belong, and you certainly do not represent our community’s values. We refer to a planned Klan rally Saturday in Pearson Park in Anaheim that erupted in violence before it even began. Of six Klan members who showed...
It’s been a media mantra since Donald Trump began campaigning last summer: He can’t possibly become president. It’s time that everyone realized that yes, he can. Surveys show the billionaire New York businessman and TV personality has extremely high negatives -- but so does likely Democratic...
There may be no topic in public health today more overlooked, and so full of political implications, than recent findings that in the last 18 years, almost half a million poorly educated, middle-aged white Americans have killed themselves. They’ve done so deliberately by outright suicide, or in...

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