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Editorials

Believe it or not, there are some things more important than reality TV

When severe and dangerous weather is approaching, it’s the job of local news outlets — especially TV stations, most of which employ full-time meteorologists — to let us know what is likely to happen and when. And, yes, sometimes that means having to interrupt whatever happens to be on ...

Release of Lindh was slap in face to those we honored on Memorial Day

One wonders why anyone in the U.S. justice system thought Thursday, less than a week before Americans honor those who died defending our freedom, was a good time to release John Walker Lindh from prison. Lindh, the “American Taliban,” spent more than 17 years in prison after being ...

Remember the families of the fallen this Memorial Day

The military sacrifices made in this nation are not borne by the servicemen and servicewomen alone. The families of those who serve in our Armed Forces, especially the parents, spouses and children, must deal with the constant worry in the backs of their minds that their son or daughter, ...

America cannot allow itself to be forced into avoidable conflict

Any number of individuals, organizations and even nations in the Middle East would not be displeased in the slightest at a military conflict between the United States and Iran. Islamic terrorist groups, for one, understand that would divert U.S. assets from targeting them, to at least some ...

Even on ‘routine’ police business, officers are at risk

No one needs to be reminded that when a law enforcement officer leaves home for his or her shift, there’s no guarantee he or she will be alive at shift’s end. There are myriad dangers out there. No officer knows what he or she will have to confront, whether in terms of a person wielding ...

FAA needs to determine how 737 Max was cleared for service after crash

Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Daniel Elwell was on the Capitol Hill hot seat last week — and members of Congress were right to grill him harshly. Elwell was called before the aviation subcommittee in the House of Representatives to answer questions about the Boeing 737 Max ...