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Postal bailout a dead letter

May 2, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The U.S. Senate’s bailout of the faltering Postal Service just postpones reforms and restructuring that have to take place. And the nearly $11 billion allocated to the service in the bill would make the needed changes all the more expensive. House GOP leaders have rightly said it’s going nowhere in their chamber. Even Postal Service [&hellip...

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Dick Clark

April 29, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Some people can still remember Dick Clark’s earliest black-and-white American Bandstand telecasts. Television was young — so was he, and so were we. Now TV is old hat, losing ground to the Internet. Dance shows are rare if available at all. Despite the...

World Opinion

April 28, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

France’s presidential election Observers have been quick to point out the unprecedented nature of Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the first round of the French presidential elections. No incumbent has failed to lead the field at this stage since direct...

National Opinion

April 27, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Federal budget deliberations Instead of touting an unrealistic Democratic budget plan in the face of an unrealistic Republican budget plan, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., just did something significant — and responsible. Unfortunately, he’s also leaving...

Greenpeace has a beef with Apple

April 26, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

As soon as a company achieves a certain amount of success, it often begins attracting the attention of bureaucratic government regulators and special-interest groups. President Ronald Reagan understood this all too well when he said, “Government’s view of...

Hands off second mortgages

April 25, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Fresh out of the gate after basically gaining the Republican nomination for president, Mitt Romney has stumbled. He has been stung by attacks on his reported wealth of $250 million; and by President Obama’s call for a new “Buffet Rule” tax, named after...

Taxing the rich no sure winner

April 22, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Here’s hoping you didn’t have to push yourself too hard on Tuesday to make the federal income tax-filing deadline. Taxpayers had until midnight to “git ‘er done,” arrange for an extension or gird themselves for penalties and interest....

World Opinion

April 21, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Korea talks In a presidential statement, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned a failed satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on April 13. The Security Council also urged the DPRK not to proceed with any further...

National Opinion

April 20, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

U.S. Secret Service scandal The 11 Secret Service agents who were part of the president’s advance security detail were hired, trained, armed and paid well for their judgment. They failed miserably. Fire them. Take a couple of their supervisors off the...

New rule would hurt family farms

April 19, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Wanting kids to be safe is understandable. But shutting down the farms of the people who care most about those children — their families — goes way too far. That, perhaps not surprisingly, is what the U.S. Department of Labor proposed to do with new rules...