Editorials

Like clockwork, deportation rates slow as election draws near

Not since 2006 has the federal government deported more illegal aliens. But then, not since then have Democrat hopes for the presidency been so low.With the presidential election campaign in full swing, it was revealed this week the government deported just 231,000 illegal immigrants during the ...

Congress must do everything to keep Obama from closing Gitmo

So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it takes.Despite bipartisan opposition to the idea, Obama continues to pursue the possibility of closing ...

Independent VA inspector general is good first step to needed reforms

After allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to go for months without a permanent inspector general, President Barack Obama finally is nominating someone for the post. He is Michael J. Missal, a Washington lawyer in private practice.Clearly, the VA needs a no-holds-barred inspector general ...

Looking to the skies again

President Barack Obama's decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. NASA is just now beginning to develop a new system to send American astronauts into space and bring them back - without relying on ...

Realistic second look at America’s Afghanistan policy is sorely needed

Early in his presidency, Barack Obama made it clear to the Taliban that to re-conquer Afghanistan, wrenched from them at the cost of many American lives, all they had to do was wait out the United States. By January 2017, no more than 1,000 U.S. troops would be stationed there, Obama ...

NLRB is poster child for Obama’s disregard for our nation’s laws

If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama's imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. With White House encouragement, the NLRB runs roughshod over the law with distressing frequency.Obama's most notorious act related to ...

If Hillary wants to be president, she may want to start telling the truth

Not that former President Bill Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. On that score, Hillary Clinton has proved over and over again she is sorely lacking.Last week, Bill Clinton lashed out at the news media for coverage of the ...

Boehner’s departure leaves big shoes for successor to fill

Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down - leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C., but resigning from Congress altogether.Now, Republicans must make a very ...

Why was the EPA asleep at the wheel?

Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions testing?Thanks to an investigation carried out by West Virginia University scientists, it is known that ...