Editorials

Nick’s Rent-a-Gun: Barely two weeks into the Missouri Legislature’s session, a leader has emerged in the annual Crazy Gun Proposal contest. Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, is outraged at new metal detectors at the Capitol that help security officers enforce the “no guns” rule. So...
In an era of harsh political division in Washington, Senate Republicans and Democrats have found one area of unanimity: Human sex trafficking is bad, child sex trafficking is worse, and the online site Backpage provides a $600 million marketing platform for this sort of sleaze to expand rapidly...
Live by the sword, die by the sword. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump exploited half-truths and uncorroborated Wikileaks information with reckless abandon to create in the public’s mind an image of a “corrupt Hillary” Clinton. “Lock her up!” was the response these half-truths...
A survey shows that 52 percent of American employees who get paid time off don’t use it all, and many don’t use any of it. But even if there’s nowhere you’d rather be than work, you — and your boss — might be better off if you took a break. The poll of more than 1,000 workers, which Princeton...
On Tuesday, as the new Congress convened, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross led a contingent of House lawmakers who hoped to reverse the Obama administration’s dismal approach to reining in Israel. The Lakeland Republican introduced a measure condemning the administration’s decision to abstain from a United...
As national imprisonment rates continue to fall, so, too, does crime, according to data collected by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Between 2010 and 2015, the national imprisonment rate declined 8.4 percent while property and violent crime rates fell a combined 14.6 percent. During this time period...
Anaheim city leaders are trying a new approach to tackling drug addiction — waiting for chronic drug users to walk through the police station doors themselves. While that seems a counterintuitive approach, it isn’t as crazy as it sounds — and could prove to be an important step to changing the...
Renowned economist, author and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell filed his final column last week at the tender age of 86. In honor of the conservative/libertarian political philosopher’s incisive observations, cutting wit and concise elucidation of arguments and principles covering a wide...
Evidence shows women are as damaged by drink as men — if not more so, because they are more susceptible to its effects. Some have begun asking whether the alcohol industry is trying to have it both ways when it comes to women who drink. On the one hand, the industry insists it is not promoting...
News that Russia interfered in our presidential election should strike fear in the heart of every American. After all, the intelligence communities — the CIA and FBI, for instance — have identified a group of Russian hackers backed by the Russian military with the full knowledge of Moscow, who...

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