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Health care fraud

May 13, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

News coverage of last week’s simultaneous arrests of 107 people in seven cities for alleged health care fraud pretty much appeared and disappeared in a day, at least outside Miami, Baton Rouge, Houston, Los Angeles, Detroit, Tampa and Chicago, the cities involved. Behind the headlines, however, is a little-noticed law enforcement program that has focused...

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Immigration declining

May 9, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The number of immigrants coming illegally to the United States has been declining for several years. Demographers have repeatedly said as much, and now a report by the Pew Hispanic Center confirms it — illegal migration from Mexico is virtually at a...

Pelosi has eyes on your money

May 6, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representatives, is among the wealthiest members of the U.S. Congress. So it’s probably understandable that, in a recent television interview, she referred to the people who pay taxes only via the payroll tax as...

World Opinion

May 5, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Israel’s 64th anniversary As Israel turns 64, we have much to be proud of. But we do not always appreciate our many achievements. We agonize over the Iranian nuclear threat, endlessly debating the pros and cons of a pre-emptive military strike against an...

National Opinion

May 4, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Medicare and Social Security Many Democratic politicians, including President Barack Obama, are sounding a familiar alarm that Republicans aim to “end Medicare as we know it.” Some of them also have been reprising an election-year tradition by accusing...

Army begins to remake itself

May 3, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

After nearly 10 years of relentless combat, the U.S. Army has begun to catch its breath and think about what’s next. Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno, in an article published last week in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs, writes that the coming...

Postal bailout a dead letter

May 2, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The U.S. Senate’s bailout of the faltering Postal Service just postpones reforms and restructuring that have to take place. And the nearly $11 billion allocated to the service in the bill would make the needed changes all the more expensive. House GOP...

Dick Clark

April 29, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Some people can still remember Dick Clark’s earliest black-and-white American Bandstand telecasts. Television was young — so was he, and so were we. Now TV is old hat, losing ground to the Internet. Dance shows are rare if available at all. Despite the...

World Opinion

April 28, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

France’s presidential election Observers have been quick to point out the unprecedented nature of Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the first round of the French presidential elections. No incumbent has failed to lead the field at this stage since direct...

National Opinion

April 27, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Federal budget deliberations Instead of touting an unrealistic Democratic budget plan in the face of an unrealistic Republican budget plan, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., just did something significant — and responsible. Unfortunately, he’s also leaving...