MENU

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 licensed by the government — to sell weapons to illegal buyers connected [&hellip...

Read More

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...

Mars landing rekindles patriotism

August 12, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The first and sure-to-be-enduring image of Mars from the Curiosity rover looks like something out of a post-apocalyptic novel. Dusty, mountainous, orange-tinged and deserted. What the Mars landing means, however, is anything but. It’s not about the end of...

World Opinion

August 11, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Sports in schools Australia’s poor performance in the pool at the London Olympics has raised concerns that a lack of compulsory sport in schools may be partly to blame. Sport may become compulsory under a planned national curriculum, if all the states...

National Opinion

August 10, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Wall Street When is bad employment news widely perceived as good news for investors? When it’s so bad that Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke responds by pumping more money into the economy. Thus, the paradoxical spectacle of many financial firms...

Olympic taxation

August 9, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Gabby Douglas and other victorious U.S. Olympians in London haven’t just won medals and fame in London. They’ve earned potentially hefty tax bills. Under U.S. law, American athletes must add the value of their Olympic...