Editorials

President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the “alt-right” expand their reach. On Tuesday, Trump...
Trump struggles with a no-brainer. A softball question to President Donald Trump during his White House appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Wednesday dealt with the president’s efforts to address growing anti-Semitic attacks. Bizarrely, Trump answered by talking about...
The Trump administration has signaled support for a federal law to help terminally ill patients get access to drugs that might be their best hope but aren’t fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s a good cause. The FDA currently allows “compassionate use” of experimental drugs...
Democrats took the hysteria meter up a few notches — and that’s tough to do, these days — following last week’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer even sent out a quick tweet with the hashtag “rigged cabinet” after Vice President Mike Pence was...
The Congressional Review Act, passed in 1996, gives Congress the power to repeal any new federal agency rule within 60 legislative days after it’s finalized. Congress is using that power right now to undo some regulations put forward in the waning days of the Obama administration. One such...
At a moment when borders and surveillance have become sharply divisive issues at home and abroad, all Americans should object to one of the great federal security failures playing out every day. The Transportation Security Administration’s behavior detection program, designed to catch terrorists...
The reason American politics is so unsettled right now goes well beyond Donald Trump. It also involves the state of the major parties. Although the new president’s administration is like none other in living memory, and has yet to find its footing in public approval ratings, the White House is...
As Americans celebrate Black History Month, shrines to racists and racism are going the way of the Berlin Wall. Yale University officials announced last week that it will rename Calhoun College, one of the institution’s eight original residential colleges. It was named after former U.S. Vice...
The violence that erupted at UC Berkeley last week during the protest of a planned speech by Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos, known for his conservative and decidedly politically incorrect views, was a sorry display and a blow to free speech. It is ironic that such a demonstration...
Could there be any good outcome from making it easier for seriously mentally ill citizens to buy guns? The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives apparently thinks so, voting 235-180 along party lines to overturn an Obama administration rule extending background checks for Social Security...

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