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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 American and NATO alliance’s policy goals and it is failing American and alliance [&hellip...

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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...

World Opinion

August 19, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Egypt Now that the government of Egypt is no longer under military supervision, President Mohamed Morsi ought to reinstate that country’s parliament and clearly affirm his will to uphold civil liberties. After Hosni Mubarak, the former president, was...

National Opinion

August 18, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

NASA The next time you use your cellphone, watch satellite-delivered television programming, use a cordless power tool, drive on enhanced radial tires, drink a bottle of purified water or find your way with a GPS device, thank the National Aeronautics and...

Romney’s Ryan Pick

August 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Time will tell whether Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate will be good electoral politics for the Republican presidential nominee. But it should prove to be good politics for the nation. Putting Ryan on the ticket should ensure a spirited...

Keeping tabs on military spending

August 15, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

On most issues, it would be troubling to see Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s name appear on the same piece of Senate legislation as those of tea party favorites Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Exceptions prove the rule. The Audit the Pentagon Act...

Weakening reform

August 14, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The Obama administration may not be “gutting” welfare reform, as Mitt Romney has accused it of doing. But it is opening the door to some potentially major surgery. Those who long for the days of bipartisan legislating in Washington, and for when federal...