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Leave ‘No Child’ behind

August 16, 2011 • Editorial • • Comments Off

Leave ‘No Child’ behind The federal government’s No Child Left Behind experiment has failed, and at great cost. Rather than reincarnate the program, Washington should return the money to the states, where parents and local educators are best positioned to set education standards and policies for meeting them. President George W. Bush no doubt had...

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Asian carp

August 5, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

For those still doubting that the monstrous Asian carp is a serious threat to the Great Lakes, consider this recent news: tests have found seven different instances of Asian carp DNA beyond the electric barriers meant to keep the fish out of Lake Michigan....

Yellowstone River oil spill

July 29, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

The bursting of a pipe carrying oil below Montana’s Yellowstone River is a reminder of the pipelines that crisscross the country and of the particular environmental dangers that these pipelines present. Americans are more aware of spills near the...

Consumers would pay for oil taxes

May 18, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

It’s a truism that businesses don’t pay taxes, people pay taxes. Increasing the tax burden on businesses inevitably leads to higher prices for consumers, as the cost of higher taxes is passed along just like any other increase in operating...

Consumers would pay for oil taxes

May 18, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

It’s a truism that businesses don’t pay taxes, people pay taxes. Increasing the tax burden on businesses inevitably leads to higher prices for consumers, as the cost of higher taxes is passed along just like any other increase in operating...

A response to Libya

March 6, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Britain led the calls for U.N. sanctions while we have frozen the Libyan leadership’s assets in this country. Nevertheless, such moves will take time to work, and there are growing calls for a military response. The Prime Minister has said that...

A response to Libya

March 6, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

Britain led the calls for U.N. sanctions while we have frozen the Libyan leadership’s assets in this country. Nevertheless, such moves will take time to work, and there are growing calls for a military response. The Prime Minister has said that...

When taxes rise, economy suffers

February 22, 2011 • EditorialComments (1)

President Barack Obama is betting his 2012 budget on relatively high economic growth rates over the next several years — but the higher tax rates he’s asking for would work against the expansion that the budget is counting on to help cut the...

When taxes rise, economy suffers

February 22, 2011 • EditorialComments (1)

President Barack Obama is betting his 2012 budget on relatively high economic growth rates over the next several years — but the higher tax rates he’s asking for would work against the expansion that the budget is counting on to help cut the...

An ‘out’ from Obamacare needed

February 15, 2011 • EditorialComments Off

A Republican effort to allow states to opt out of Obamacare has begun in the U.S. Senate, adding another front to the war waged against the nation’s sweeping new health care law. We prefer the finality of a Supreme Court ruling that the law is...