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Women in uniform deserve better

August 1, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Military justice is an oxymoron when it comes to women in the armed forces. When a woman volunteers to serve in the military, it doesn’t mean that she volunteers to be sexually assaulted by enlisted men or officers. But as the eighth Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military reports, all [&hellip...

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World Opinion

July 28, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

U.S.-Japan defense cooperation When a country comes under attack, its allies can regard it as an attack against themselves and try to stop it by using military force under the Charter of the United Nations, which grants the right of collective self-defense to...

National Opinion

July 27, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Dispiriting times Yes, the latest Gallup poll numbers showing the public’s lack of confidence in some of our country’s major institutions are distressing. A nation needs to believe that its political and economic leaders have the character and vision to...

Syrian tragedy

July 26, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

As the weekend began, it had become apparent that Syria’s horrific 17-month uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had entered its final stages. It remains only to be seen how many people must die before Assad realizes that and what, if...

Editorial

July 22, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Texting and driving Teens just don’t get it. And neither do legislators who persist in trying to overcome obduracy by passing laws that cannot be enforced. In 2006, the General Assembly imposed a cell-phone ban on teenage drivers. That year, the Highway...

World Opinion

July 21, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Taliban polio vaccine ban The reputation of the Taliban was already well-established and did not require the use of child hostages to convince anyone of the extremists’ venal nature. Even so, the ban on polio vaccination in northwestern Pakistan — and the...

National Opinion

July 20, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Soldiers’ pay “Citizen soldiers” in the National Guard and ready Reserve are critical to our security. As recruiting incentives, the Pentagon provides double pay for days the citizen soldiers spend training (one weekend a month and two weeks during the...

Ways to kill Obamacare

July 18, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Some of the most onerous obligations of the illogically named Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare, may yet be defeated. When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare’s constitutionality by curiously deciding its penalty for not buying health insurance is...

World Opinion

July 15, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Egypt The manner in which Mohammed Morsi became the first elected president of Egypt in June made confrontation inevitable between his Muslim Brotherhood and an army that has held power for the past 60 years. The generals had maneuvered to dissolve the...

National Opinion

July 14, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The economy If you were to chart jobless numbers over the past three years, it would be flat-lining right now at a low point. Some 12.7 million Americans are looking for work, and in June only 80,000 landed jobs, a rate that barely keeps up with population...