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Obamacare darkens fiscal outlook

April 17, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

A new study has concluded that President Barack Obama’s health care law, which the Supreme Court could wholly or partially invalidate within a few months, would add $530 billion to the federal budget deficit by 2021. Government debt already is $15.6 trillion, and will be trillions higher by that date, even without the added burden [&hellip...

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Candidates stay on ballot

April 15, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

We were pleased that the state Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of allowing state Sen. Tim Jennings, and other candidates around the state, to appear on the ballot for New Mexico’s June Primary Election. It would have been a shame if a technicality...

World Opinion

April 14, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

North Korea missile launch Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka has ordered the Self-Defense Forces to prepare for the destruction of a ballistic missile that North Korea plans to launch in mid-April under the name of “an artificial satellite.” However, it is...

Obama not clueless, just pandering

April 12, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

President Barack Obama, stung by indications the Supreme Court may overturn his landmark health care law, reacted last week unlike a constitutional scholar, which he was at the University of Chicago, and more like a politician seeking re-election, which he...

Gasoline prices

April 11, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

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...

EPA out to raise electricity bills

April 10, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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...