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Editorials

Immigration excuses

One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration.We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is ...

Hillary: nominee or indictee?

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.For Hillary's campaign is taking on water at a rate that will sink her, if the leakage does not stop, ...

Let’s not disappoint doughboys

Frank Buckles is smiling. And, reunited in the hereafter with his fellow doughboys, he may well be telling them, "See, fellas!?I told you they wouldn't forget us!"Let's hope Buckles keeps smiling as the dream he pursued for so many years - a national memorial to America's World War I service ...

Breaking the rules

Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.The creator of the underground website Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, was sentenced to life in prison for creating an online space that allowed people to use bitcoins to buy and sell ...

Hillary Clinton and Alice Paul: Suffrage strategy for a hard road forward

WASHINGTON - If only Hillary Clinton and Alice Paul could have a cup of coffee. A major figure in American history, suffrage champion Paul was a political strategist with few equals. Her winning blueprint for social change gives Clinton the best way forward.Upfront: Heck yes, becoming the first ...

This is what Tourette Syndrome looks like

"Are you sure?" I asked my daughter before writing this column."Yes," she said resolutely.Veronica is profoundly grateful for all the prayers, kindness and advice from strangers, friends and family alike that she received earlier this summer when I first told you about her plight. We hope ...

Mueller deserves a medal

American Kayla Mueller went to the Middle East because she wanted to help people. As a result, she was captured by Islamic State terrorists. For many months she was a sex slave to IS?leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Enduring horrors simply unimaginable to most people, Mueller still tried to help. ...

Boot camp not benefits

BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Since his party's impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to ensure welfare benefits are no longer a way of life for many of his fellow citizens.Instead of open-ended benefits for the ...

Honoring Ike with a monstrosity

WASHINGTON - We could wearily shrug, say "Oh, well," and economize waste and annoyance by just building the proposed $142 million Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. But long after its perpetrators are gone, it would squat there, representing Washington at its worst and proving that we have ...

Immigration: Issue of the century

"Trump's immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning," railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry."Trump ... promises to rescind protections for Dreamers and deport them. He wants to redefine the constitutional definition of U.S. citizenship as codified by the 14th Amendment. He plans ...

Censoring the real Planned Parenthood

After six devastating hidden-camera interviews, the best Planned Parenthood and its top-dollar crisis managers can muster in their defense is to protest that they were "heavily edited."Of course they were. All video is edited. It's why they call it "produced." Without offering evidence of ...

Find the Good Life initiative

North Dakota has 20,000 to 30,000 jobs available in the state. The Find the Good Life in North Dakota initiative launched last year is working to bring people to the state to fill those jobs while enhancing the state's image.As of July, nearly $925,000 has been committed to the program from ...

Audience members are getting lousy reviews

Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.The play, "Shows for Days," was being performed at Lincoln Center, where ...

Random thoughts on the passing scene

Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.President Obama's "agreement" with Iran looks very much like "the emperor's new clothes." We are supposed to pretend that there is something there, when there is nothing there that will stop, or ...

The deceptions of Hillary Clinton

While the scandal surrounding the emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton during her time as U.S. secretary of state continues to grow, Clinton has resorted to laughing it off. This past weekend she told an audience of Iowa Democrats that she loves her Snapchat account because the messages ...

Mysterious moves with ally Turkey

President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America's allies one more reason to distrust us.On Monday, the Pentagon revealed U.S. Patriot missiles are being withdrawn from Turkey. The pullout is because the Syrian ...

Sticking up for Coke, sort of

Champions of righteous eating have been saying terrible things of late about Coke. They're now focusing their wrath on a corporate campaign to place Coca-Cola in the context of a healthy diet.A New York Times editorial accuses Coke and other beverage-makers of forming "innocent-sounding front ...

The summer of our discontent

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger - a discontent - in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. America appears in decline under a disengaged president. We can't seem to win wars, or know why we are fighting them. ...

Academic Fascism II

Last week's column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit ...

Options other than Hillary

Rumors last week that former Vice President Al Gore was considering another run for the White House said something about Hillary Clinton's candidacy - and it was not good.Gore, 67, narrowly lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. A substantial number of admirers have hoped since ...