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Fourth of July

July 4, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

This Fourth of July we pay tribute to the achievements of our nation’s founding fathers and the steadfast stewardship of the generations who built upon a foundation of freedom established 236 years ago. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. It’s the day we celebrate as [&hellip...

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‘Obamatax’ disappointing

July 3, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

The Supreme Court on Thursday effectively changed the nickname for the Affordable Care Act from “Obamacare” to “Obamatax.” The court’s 5-4 ruling to uphold the ACA’s individual mandate was disappointing, in that it let stand a monstrously unwieldy...

Are we alone?

July 1, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s been 65 years since something wondrous was discovered in a field north of Roswell, but the events which transpired here back in 1947 still captivate the imagination and inspire curiosity about our place in the universe. The Roswell Incident, as it came...

World Opinion

June 30, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Canada’s housing debt There is little doubt first-time home buyers — primarily today’s Generation Y, aka the Millennial Generation — won’t be sending federal Finance Jim Flaherty an invitation to their house-warming party. But they should, and they...

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....

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....