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World Opinion

September 1, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The passing of Neil Armstrong Whether you were a wide-eyed 5-year-old, a self-absorbed teenager or world-wise adult, you’ll likely never forget the moment. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder outside the lunar module, and with a little jump, became the first person to set foot on the moon. [&hellip...

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National Opinion

August 31, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Congress shamefully dragging its feet There’s not only another recession on the horizon, but your U.S. Congress is helping put it there. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted recently that continued inaction on tax and spending policy by...

Unemployment stifles economy

August 30, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The latest unemployment report shows the largest number of states in three years posted increases in joblessness. These numbers represent the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Forty-four states, including North Carolina, showed increases in unemployment from...

Government picking favorites, again

August 29, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Last week, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved a plan to give one of the nation’s largest direct marketers a postage discount on advertising flyers. This discount for distributing “junk mail” is yet another example of the government meddling in...

Economy on the brink

August 28, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

A government report released last week put an exclamation point on the serious matters that await the lame-duck Congress after the presidential election. The Congressional Budget Office, the nonpartisan arbiter of fiscal facts, reported that if Congress...

Obama has troops’ blood on his hands

August 26, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The killing earlier this month of three Camp Pendleton Marines by an Afghan man wearing a police uniform in Helmand Province brought home a difficult and tragic truth: The Obama administration policy in Afghanistan is failing. It is failing to achieve the...

World Opinion

August 25, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Japan-China-South Korea disputes Japan’s arrest of Hong Kong-based activists who illegally landed on one of the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea triggered a fresh wave of anti-Japanese protests in China. In Japan, the illegal landings by...

National Opinion

August 24, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Apple Inc. Zynga, Facebook and Groupon all may be on the stock market ropes, but there’s one Bay Area technology company that’s won all 12 rounds: Apple. The Cupertino personal computing giant won the title of “most valuable company of all time” on...

Adopt the best ideas, soon

August 23, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Paul Ryan believes Medicare can be reformed through the free market, and as a member of the Republican ticket this fall, he’ll have a unique opportunity to make his case. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has embraced a plan Ryan co-authored...

Turn over Fast and Furious papers

August 22, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Operation Fast and Furious is one of the worst law-enforcement scandals in American history. It began with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a branch of the Justice Department, using a “gun walking” scheme to entice U.S. gun dealers — who are...