Editorials

What is liberals’ true motivation for proposed gun measures?

Led by President Barack Obama, liberals reacted predictably to the massacre Wednesday in California. They demanded new limits on firearms, with Obama specifying suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list should be banned from buying guns.Obama's comment clearly reflects a change in ...

Most of Congress rejects Obama’s emissions plan, no matter what he says

It has been suggested President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans.If he gets his way in Paris during the next few days, he indeed will earn the attention of future generations - for ...

Federal officials seem to have learned lesson from NCLB

U.S. public schools have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W.?Bush signed into law a measure he and many in Congress hoped would reform education.Throughout the nation, many schools are doing no better than before the No Child Left Behind ...

Just a small bit of giving helps ‘keep the Christ in Christmas’

It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need.Children whose parents cannot afford those toys our youngsters think they have to receive, adults unable to find work to pay for ...

Gates needs to use clout to push for ‘bridge’ energy technologies

If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced this week toward finding better ways to burn coal and other fossil fuels. And he will pressure governments, including that of the ...

How would we react if we had to live in daily fear of terrorist attacks?

Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State operatives.But terrorism is a much more immediate, personal fear for many Israelis. They live under what Palestinian terrorist groups have labeled a ...

Bureaucracy continues to shield VA officials who should be dismissed

Two high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs officials bullied managers lower on the bureaucratic totem pole into accepting job transfers so they could take the vacated jobs - with less work but at the same pay, VA officials confirmed this week.Senior executives Diana Rubens, paid $181,497 a ...

Obama’s called bluffs have left US with little credibility with Putin

President Barack Obama's bluster toward Russia after one of that country's warplanes was shot down by Turkish fighters Tuesday will not cause Vladimir Putin to lose any sleep - and that is a problem. Our president has allowed adversaries to cross too many of his red lines for the Russian leader ...

Terrorist watch list needs review before gun law changes are made

At first glance, a proposal that Congress ban gun purchases for people on the government's terrorist watch lists seems to make sense. Why, after all, should someone with links to an Islamic Terrorist group be able to purchase firearms he may plan to use in a Paris-style attack?But lawmakers ...