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Gasoline prices

April 11, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Motorists, start your tempers — almost $4 a gallon for the Easter weekend holiday. Based on the latest forecasts, this benchmark is truly only the beginning. Prices at the pump will be on the rise over the next couple of months as the summer driving season kicks into gear. Needless to say, gas prices have [&hellip...

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EPA out to raise electricity bills

April 10, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The Environmental Protection Agency is stepping up its war on coal-fired power plants, imposing first-ever limits on carbon emissions for new electric utility facilities. Ostensibly, this administrative over-reach is to fight pollution and reduce global...

Stop throwing E-book at Apple

April 5, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The last thing America needs right now is for the U.S. government to take pot shots at the world’s most prosperous and admired company, Apple Inc. But that’s what’s happening. Even after the death last October of Apple co-founder and presiding genius...

Unwanted texts

April 4, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The Constitution and the courts have granted candidates wide latitude to broadcast their slogans, promises and attack ads to voters — even when voters have no interest in hearing those messages. That’s why Americans can be inundated with political junk...

Stopping Obamacare

April 3, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Arguments have concluded at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which we refer to as Obamacare. Now the anxious waiting for a ruling...

Reduce the federal deficit

March 13, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

CQ Today, the authoritative online news journal covering Congress, is reporting that small bipartisan groups in both the House and Senate are back at the tough task of tackling the long-term federal deficit challenges that threaten the economic health of the...

Shining a light on super PACs

February 28, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

It’s well-known that the Supreme Court in its 2010 Citizens United decision lifted restrictions on political advertising by unions and corporations, contributing to the orgy of special-interest spending already on view in the 2012 presidential campaign....

Iwo Jima

February 23, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Sixty-seven years ago this week, American forces engaged in one of the most iconic and important battles of World War II when they fought to secure the island of Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima was a small island located about 650 nautical miles south of Tokyo, a part of...

Go slow on cybersecurity

February 21, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

A month after Congress backed away from legislation that would have given government unprecedented power over the Internet, the Senate is preparing to fast-track another bill that would regulate cyberspace. The Hill reported last week that Majority Leader...

Airline ticket pricing

February 17, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Baffled and bewildered travelers are getting a break this month, but airlines want to take it away. A welcome federal rule for more disclosure of fares faces industry opposition and a challenge from airline allies in Congress. The subject is a familiar one...