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Presidential whim is not enough

February 11, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

At a street-justice level, killing al-Qaida terrorists with missiles fired by drone aircraft has a kind of cosmic symmetry: Al-Qaida made the rules — surprise attacks by air — so now al-Qaida has to live with them. Or not. [/auth...

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December 19, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Small business slammed Tax policy — or the lack thereof — has consequences. Americans are seeing that uncertainty about the federal fiscal cliff is sparking investors to make moves to profit now, instead of getting hit with potentially much higher taxes...

Editorial

December 15, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

GOP moving, Obama should, too It’s puzzling how much the definitions of “compromise” and “balance” have changed since the November election. The message out of the White House, dutifully repeated by the press corps, is that the GOP’s stubborn...

World Opinion

December 14, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Israel and Palestine Despite it being one of the few nations with both the courage and the foresight to vote against the Palestinian Authority getting non-voting observer state status in the UN, Canada’s support of Israel is not unconditional. It is close,...

National Opinion

December 13, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

The fiscal cliff The recent employment report from the Labor Department reinforced the importance of Congress and the White House managing well the looming collection of budget challenges, known as the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama indicated that the...

Editorial

December 12, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Federal debt crisis As we inch ever closer to the fiscal cliff — the package of sweeping tax increases and spending cuts waiting at the new year if Congress and the president fail to act — we encourage all Americans to remember that our current debt...

Editorial

December 12, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Obama should compromise, too We miss Barack Obama, circa 2004. Back then he aspired to unite, not divide. “We are one people,” he proclaimed, making a star turn at his party’s national convention. “All of us pledging allegiance to the stars and...

Editorial

December 11, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Fiscal cliff Politicians who borrow and spend with reckless abandon gave us the 2013 cliff-jumping pact. Congressional politicians enact debt limits, as a gesture of restraint, then waive the limits at will. It is gradual economic suicide. Government has...

Editorial

December 9, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Privacy vs surveillance How private are your telephone conversations? It depends on what kind of phone you’re using. That’s a problem. In Katz v. U.S., the 1967 “bookie in a phone booth” case, the Supreme Court ruled that no matter where a...

World Opinion

December 8, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

E1 settlement plans It can be argued that on a tactical level, our government’s reaction to the Palestinian U.N. bid was a mistake. The announcement of plans for 3,000 housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria less than 24 hours after the U.N. General...