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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 summer). A day’s work nets two days’ pay. But if the troops are activated — [&hellip...

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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...

Right call on Medicaid

July 12, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Lost in much of the political analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark health care ruling is the power the court gave to the 50 state governors. It was a small consolation prize for many governors who had opposed the Medicaid expansion and the mandate...

Lawmakers need to step up

July 11, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The Obama administration must have found the latest survey of economists by The Associated Press sobering. We know we did. A majority of economists expect the national unemployment rate will remain stubbornly fixed above 6 percent for at least the next four...

Answers needed on Fast and Furious

July 8, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The disputed documents sought by the House involve Justice Department memoranda on an attempt led by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to feed weapons to Mexican drug cartels in the hope of running down illegal gun-runners. The...

World Opinion

July 7, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Afghan detainees The Military Police Complaints Commission’s report made public last week — the latest chapter in the Afghan detainees controversy — makes an important point, one that ought to have been obvious: Canadian military police officers on...

National Opinion

July 6, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Chaotic Pakistan For years, Pakistan has ignored the Obama administration’s pleas to crack down on militants who cross from Pakistan to attack American forces in Afghanistan. Recent cross-border raids by Taliban militants who kill Pakistani soldiers should...

Not special

July 5, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Word has reached us that someone said the unthinkable: “You are not special.” Those are the words made famous last month by a straight-talking English teacher during a commencement speech for graduates of Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. We believe...