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Court rules for workers

June 28, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Workers won important free-speech rights in a decision Thursday from the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision also has implications for the Stop Special Interest Money Now initiative that California voters will decide in the November election. The case, Knox vs. SEIU Local 1000, involved Dianne Knox, a California government employee who did not belong to...

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Court ruling guts law

June 27, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The Supreme Court Monday critically wounded Arizona’s immigration law, striking down three key provisions and sending the message that federal law trumps state law on immigration. The court should have gone one step further and killed the law altogether by...

Stakes escalate in Fast and Furious

June 24, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Now the Obama administration’s attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress for withholding documents in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. With voting along partisan lines — all 23 Republicans in favor and all 17 Democrats against — the...

World Opinion

June 23, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Gender equality A recent survey of G20 countries found that the most developed economies also have the greatest gender equity. Canada tops the list, followed by Germany and the United Kingdom. The study reveals, yet again, the strong correlation between...

National Opinion

June 22, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Surveillance drones Americans are leery about the use of domestic drones as the Federal Aviation Administration takes on the task of developing plans to open U.S. skies to the domestic use of the unmanned aircraft by police, other agencies and individuals....

Sour vote on sugar

June 21, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The U.S. Senate last week narrowly missed an opportunity to make progress in restoring fiscal sanity to Washington. By a 50-46 vote, the Senate defeated an amendment to the farm bill that would have phased out price supports and quotes to the sugar industry....

Family wealth rolled back

June 20, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

A new report by the Federal Reserve Board shows how hard Americans were walloped during the Great Recession. A Washington Post summary stated, “median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in...

Lizard listing rightly dropped

June 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

We were gratifed to learn Wednesday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is withdrawing its proposal to list the sand dune lizard as an endangered species. Had the lizard been listed, it would have meant great hardship for area oil and gas businesses....

World Opinion

June 16, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Wisconsin’s recall vote The big political event in the United States was a rare attempt to recall a state governor. Scott Walker of Wisconsin became a target of public sector unions because he limited their collective bargaining rights. The unions wanted to...

National Opinion

June 15, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Presidential campaign Americans won’t vote for president for almost five months, but we already seem to be in the thick of the presidential campaign. Attack ads denigrating Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are rolling out on television and the web, fueled by...