Editorials

Twenty-five years ago, General Dynamics Corp., then the nation’s second-largest defense contractor, uprooted its headquarters in Clayton and moved to the Washington, D.C., suburbs. The explanation: “The company can operate more effectively by having our headquarters and our leadership closer to...
Replica guns are one present that parents should drop from their children’s Christmas lists this year. There have been too many incidents in which replica guns have been mistaken for the real thing with tragic results, including the shooting death of 16-year-old Robert Dentmond by law...
The news media and President-elect Donald Trump have had a contentious relationship, to say the least, since he launched his bid for the presidency — with Trump often making a sport of bashing the media, many times for good reason. But that has not stopped the News Media Alliance, a nonprofit...
Americans should have expected President-elect Donald Trump to have a steep learning curve before he took over the Oval Office. But his recent Twitter bomb about flag-burning shows Trump’s curve is a tad steeper than many may have initially believed. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the...
To many of us, perhaps the only thing more surprising than Donald Trump’s astonishing Election Day victory over Hillary Clinton has been the sustained, hysterical reaction of Clinton’s supporters to her defeat. Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. After all, anti-Trump activists expressed their...
The world’s populists aren’t finished yet. Although the cocktail of discontent is different in every country, the pattern of political earthquakes across the western world has continued in Italy. There, voters rejected Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s proposed constitutional reform and triggered...
President-elect Donald Trump’s negotiated deal with the Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration company to keep hundreds of manufacturing jobs in Indiana, altering the company’s prior plan to move those jobs to Mexico, may have been a brilliant political move, but it does not bode well...
Trying to keep up with all the controversial tweets emitted from Donald Trump’s Twitter account is like playing a 1980s arcade video game — it’s a target-rich environment that threatens to overwhelm you. One tweet in particular, though, sparked a notably intense firestorm by resurrecting an old...
There has been a wealth of academic studies demonstrating that larger, more intrusive governments reduce not only economic freedom but also economic growth. But the latest such report comes from a somewhat unexpected source: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. The...
The breakfast cereal industry is in something of a funk, but not so deep a funk that Tony the Tiger’s parent company is willing to continue advertising on the Breitbart News Network. The Kellogg Co. announced last week that it’s withdrawing its advertising from the right-wing news site because...

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