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Editorials

Easter is no time for negativity

We know it seems like winter just ended — hopefully — but Easter is right around the corner on April 16. It is a day where many will get up while it’s still dark in order to attend sunrise service at church and then gather with their families to share a meal. It’s a day of celebration ...

Republicans should not hesitate to use ‘nuclear option’

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats in the U.S. Senate appear to have declared the equivalent of political war on the nomination of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. They have vowed to mount a filibuster to block a vote on Gorsuch. Schumer, D-N.Y., has ...

To help the less fortunate, assistance has to actually go to those in need

We Americans have been blessed. No doubt about that. Simple human compassion dictates that when people are suffering in less fortunate lands, we should try to help them. For generations, we have done just that. We are willing — nay, eager — to do more. But the enormous waste and abuse ...

Stopping extremist propaganda is vital to fighting ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

Khalid Masood, the 52-year-old British man who killed four people in a rampage last week in London, was not associated with al-Qaida, ISIS or any other Islamic terrorist group, British authorities say. But, they added, it is possible Masood was influenced by Muslim extremism. Whether that ...

Shooting for small success first could be key to GOP health care overhaul

Though the intent was good in the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the proposal itself was full of flaws. That very thing is what killed it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, with President Donald Trump’s backing, proposed a bill that would have addressed just ...

Guns in stadiums is not an accident, but a tragedy waiting to happen

We’ve used this space on numerous occasions to call out liberals’ attempts to undermine the Second Amendment. Instead of “common sense” gun measures you hear about from the left, its agenda is often one of greatly reducing or eliminating private gun ownership altogether. But, even ...

Liberals had many failed attempts before enacting Obamacare

How long and how many tries did it take ultra-liberals to achieve what they planned to be a government takeover of the health insurance industry? Many years, accompanied by several false starts. Americans disappointed at defeat of a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should keep that in ...

Republicans need to keep trying to replace Obamacare until they get it right

Liberals who favor government control of the nation’s health care system reacted with glee to last week’s failure of a reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. There, an attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare never even came up for a vote. It was obvious that had the yeas and ...

Federal money for schools should come without strings attached

One reason so many education bureaucrats and liberal politicians do not like new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is clear: They fear she and her boss, President Donald Trump, will eliminate the control Washington has over schools throughout the nation. Indeed, it may be the best ...