Editorials

The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. The latest example: a furious crackdown on government watchdogs, the inspectors general at agencies whose job it is to keep the government honest...
It has been about one month since congressional Republicans caved in on the national debt limit and approved a two-year budget, which conveniently suspended the debt limit until March 2017, just after the 2016 elections — and the spending floodgates have already opened up. In just those few weeks...
With only a festive month until 2016, voters across the country are asking themselves that time-honored question, “Am I better off than I was four years ago?” Unless you are a Middle Eastern jihadist, a Russian strongman, a Mexican coyote, or a race-baiting television personality here in the...
The left prides itself on its allegiance to science — until it bumps against its own superstitions and political agenda. Take, for example, genetically modified salmon, which got the Obama administration’s stamp of approval last week. The Food and Drug Administration OK’d AquaAdvantage salmon, a...
Civil asset forfeiture is a law enforcement tool intended to recover the “ill-gotten gains” of illegal activity, such as Ponzi scheme proceeds. Too often, however, it is used against citizens who are not even accused of, much less convicted of, a crime. Worse still, state -- and especially federal...
Whether it was a sincere policy proposal, or a bold attempt to separate himself from the pack, or a mixture of both, Jeb Bush has emerged as the one to finally identify the problem our nation faces in fighting ISIS. Troops. Or rather, the lack of them. Bush last week became the first...
Have they misplaced their hearts? After the Nov. 13 jihadist attacks in Paris, most of the Republican candidates for president turned their backs on the thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing the horrors inside the Islamic State. They did this out of fear — and for political gain. Fear is...
Shutting our borders to Syrian refugees is a simpleminded solution to terrorist attacks that might ultimately be self-defeating. In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, governors from more than half the U.S. states announced they would stop welcoming Syrian refugees. In a letter...
In the latest in a series of minimum wage protests in recent years, fast food workers staged a one-day strike last week, and tens of thousands of workers and their supporters rallied in hundreds of U.S. cities to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage. The protests were organized by a group called...
It’s taken a few days to digest the carnage that took place Friday night in Paris, courtesy of the Islamic State. The death and injury toll and the specific, gory details of what happened, where and how, have been aired, posted and written repeatedly. We won’t revisit them. People have gathered...

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