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Editorials

Our economy can’t withstand another round of draconian lockdowns

With the coronavirus coming back strong, a number of governors have already ordered new — or rather, renewed — steps to combat the disease. Most are reluctant to mandate widespread business closings, however. There are very good reasons for that. Our economy may not be able to withstand ...

We must ensure COVID does not again run rampant through nursing homes

Thankfully, we have learned — at the cost of tens of thousands of possibly preventable deaths — that COVID-19 finds nursing homes to be good hunting grounds. At one time earlier in the epidemic, more than half the nation’s deaths from the disease in many state were among residents of ...

Biden should share Trump’s desire to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington DC

More than a few people who voted for Joe Biden as our next president were not unhappy with one aspect of incumbent President Donald Trump, we suspect. It was his pledge to battle the federal bureaucracy on behalf of the American people. Trump calls it “the swamp” — and there is ample ...

Officials cutting corners has cast doubt on accuracy of 2020 Census

Census Bureau officials’ claim the agency was able to collect information from 99.9% of the households in America strains credibility. It would during normal times, not to mention the middle of a deadly epidemic. If officials in several states, cities and organizations are right, the bureau ...

Stopping foreign interference may require international cooperation

At least the Russian and Iranian operatives attempting to influence public opinion in advance of the election had ideological goals. Not so with a more dangerous class of hackers — freelancers willing to kill for money. Federal officials warned recently of a new wave of online extortion ...

‘Citizen soldiers’ who stand ready in National Guard are worthy of praise

We call them “citizen soldiers” because for most of the year, they are not in uniform but instead, among us at our workplaces, schools and elsewhere in our society. But this year, many are on the front lines of a war being fought not with firearms and other implements of combat, but with ...

Join us as we honor and thank those who have served in our nation’s military

How fortuitous it is that this week, while the attention of millions of Americans seems focused on controversy, we take time out to honor those about whom we are in complete agreement: veterans of military service. No matter how we view politics, we are united in revering the men and women ...

Removing financial barriers to obtaining a COVID-19 test makes us all safer

COVID-19 testing is more than a matter of individuals safeguarding their own health and that of their families. It has become an important tool in limiting the disease’s spread. Recognizing that, members of Congress included an important testing provision in the CARES Act approved earlier ...

If voting by mail is here to stay, there are plenty of problems to fix

Voting by mail is nothing new. Absentee ballots, which are delivered through the mail, have been around a long time and among others, allow those serving the country away from home to take part in an election. Voting by mail in the current election was a good idea because of the coronavirus ...

Dismantling the Electoral College would be foolhardy and bad for voters

The count was far from complete Tuesday night, but even with their candidate holding an early edge, there were the lefties demanding an end to the Electoral College. Which, for many residents of the United States, could not be a worse idea. The College is part of the grand design of our ...