Editorials

The more people talk about this, the more children will be protected as they rush toward adulthood. At age 11 or 12, most American kids are just on the edge of puberty. Girls are wrapping up their last growth spurt; boys tend to still be growing. They may be trying their parents’ patience in...
The company that is building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline no doubt wishes Energy Secretary Rick Perry had been right last week when he explained the law of supply and demand. At a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia on Thursday, Perry dismissed worries about the future of coal by...
We don’t care what it costs because a real magic wand can magically pay for itself. If The Gazette’s editorial board can find the desired wand, the first order of business — after demanding the device pay for itself — will be elimination of poverty. In fact, we will order the wand to make...
Anyone in the United States who has been disturbed by a robocall during dinner might feel a certain schadenfreude when they hear that a scam artist who conducted those calls on a shocking scale faces a $120 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission. Here’s hoping this is only the FCC...
Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard is desperately ill with a rare genetic disorder. He can’t breathe or move on his own. He’s blind and deaf. He suffers from epileptic seizures. Doctors in London say his illness can’t be treated effectively and that he likely will die soon after life support is...
Liberals have won enough big battles in America’s culture wars in recent years — most notably the rapid and still growing support for same-sex marriage — that they may have persuaded themselves that their views were universal and their victories would continue. But as two new Supreme Court...
If the United States is, as British author G.K. Chesterton put it in 1922, “a nation with the soul of a church,” then Independence Day is the highest of our high holy days. We celebrate today not only the first step — a bloody war would follow — on America’s road to independence, but also the...
Last week Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, managed the rare feat of bringing officials of both political parties together. In his capacity as vice chairman of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, Kobach sent a letter to election officials in all 50 states...
North Korea has now demonstrated its ability to reach parts of the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, and the most powerful response President Donald Trump could muster was a tweet. North Korea’s mercurial 33-year-old leader, Kim Jong-un, has escalated the nuclear threat to...
Ten years ago, we were hearing about a new high-tech device that transfixed us even before it reached the market: the iPhone. Skeptics in our ranks predicted that the iPhone would flop because it wasn’t really necessary. They already had flip cellphones for calls, BlackBerrys for emails, digital...

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