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Editorials

Disagree with kicking the can again

Obviously, it would be better for all involved if Rep. Paul Ryan takes office as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives with the cleanest slate possible before him. Ryan, R-Wis., should not be burdened with unnecessary controversies and confrontations.But that does not mean House ...

Melissa Harris-Perry needs a trip to Hard Work U

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is the cable TV pioneer who broke the tastelessness barrier for feminists by wearing tampons as earrings on air in 2013. This week, she made ignominious history again - as the race-baiting fool in an ivory tower bubble who believes the words "hard worker" are a slur ...

Fear

This Halloween, what do you fear?I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedoms.Global warning? More power to the EPA!9/11? Vote 100 to 0 to create a TSA!Kids don't learn? Common Core!Crime up? Spend on police! (Or for leftists: increase welfare!)Immigrants? ...

Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

WASHINGTON - Yale historian Timothy Snyder is indebted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who recently made Snyder's new book even more newsworthy than his extraordinary scholarship deserves to be. And Netanyahu is indebted to Snyder, whose theory of Hitler's anti-Semitism is germane ...

Why is no one held accountable?

Look under "accountability" in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucrat.Never ever does anything serious seem to happen to government officials who fail to do their jobs properly, waste massive amounts of ...

Who’s responsible?

Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear." Before we get into the nuts and bolts of that observation, I'd like to ask a question. Would ...

Hillary escapes again

A special House committee investigating the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans may have helped Hillary Clinton become president of the United States.The former secretary of state refused an invitation to ...

Is the pope toying with heresy?

Are Catholic truths immutable? Or can they change with the changing times?This is the deeper question behind the issues that convulsed the three-week synod on the family of the 250 Catholic bishops in Rome that ended Saturday.A year ago, German Cardinal Walter Kasper called on the church to ...

Hillary’s ‘victory lap’ of lies

To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. The "mainstream" media wondered why these crazy Republicans would "walk into the trap" of trying to scrutinize and question a media darling.She was ...

Adults the bottom line on safety

Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area during the next few evenings, primed to yell "trick or treat" when someone opens the door. After collecting a dietician's nightmare of candy and other sweet goodies, they will go ...

Hillary: It’s the sexism, stupid

It was inevitable that Bernie Sanders would be accused of sexism sooner or later.His day came over the weekend. At the signature Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa, Hillary Clinton hit the Vermont senator for saying in the first Democratic debate that "all the shouting in the world" wouldn't keep ...

Why family structure is so important

It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon.In recent weeks, a barrage of new evidence has come to light demonstrating what was once common sense. "Family structure matters" (in the words of my American Enterprise ...

The political reality of fantasy sports

WASHINGTON - Americans have been betting on sports since the first time a Puritan pilgrim boasted that his horse was the fastest in Massachusetts Bay Colony and another said, "Wanna bet?" But fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly and government gotta fret about gambling on fantasy sports. Torrential ...

Separate wheat from chaff

The tried-and-failed liberal approach of throwing money at the nation's challenges has never worked - and never will. Still, President Barack Obama wants to continue doing just that, at the expense of higher taxes and continuing to increase the national debt.Conservatives in Congress are right ...

Why Republican voters are not acting like the GOP

In the important matter of choosing their parties' presidential nominees, Republicans and Democrats have behaved entirely differently. Republicans have preferred their presidential candidates to be familiar and well-credentialed and to have previously run well, if unsuccessfully, for the ...

Jeb’s fight club

WASHINGTON - When all else is failing, reinvent yourself.This is the new strategy of Jeb Bush's campaign. He's not going to be so nice anymore.Emerging from a weekend confab with family and donors, Bush is ready to rumble, loaded for bear. He'll dance like a butterfly, sting like a ... ...

Learning more about Hillary 2.0

Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders' complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails.One issue is the utter disaster created by the Obama administration's foreign policy in Libya, carried out by Hillary ...

The buck stopped with Clinton

No one reacted with a sense of alarm and protectiveness to repeated pleas for help from U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya during the months before Sept. 11, 2012. And after a State Department outpost there was attacked by terrorists that day, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens ...

Cities losing people, not brains

The population of New Orleans fell 7.3 percent after Hurricane Katrina, but guess what. NOLA now has 40,000 more college graduates than before the disaster.From 2000 to 2013, Detroit lost over 160,000 residents but amazingly added nearly 167,000 college graduates.It's an urban myth that ...

North Dakota loves boards, councils and commissions

According to the Boston Globe, Massachusetts is beset with an excess number of unnecessary state boards and legislators are considering creating a sunset advisory board to abolish boards that have outlived their usefulness.Harboring over 100 boards, commissions and committees, many North ...