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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 Assembly vote to give “Palestine” non-member observer status might be interpreted [&hellip...

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December 6, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Fix filibuster, but after fiscal cliff Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. suggested last week that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., was “kicking over a hornet’s nest” by talking about changing Senate filibuster rules. The Republican was right, but it’s a...

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December 5, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Entitlement compromise One by one, congressional Republicans are revoking their no-tax-increase pledges, opening the door to a fiscal-cliff compromise. Sadly, Democrats are just as quickly closing the door by calling for tax increases now and entitlement cuts...

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December 1, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Renewal of space exploration It’s exciting news that SpaceX, the private company that just sent a highly successful spaceship to dock with the International Space Station, wants to put a human on Mars in a dozen years. Elon Musk, the CEO, made the...

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November 29, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Keep the debt ceiling Perhaps Buzz Lightyear of “Toy Story” should be considered to join the Obama administration as treasury secretary, much as the outgoing incumbent, Timothy Geithner, endorses the idea of “To infinity and beyond!” when it comes to...

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November 28, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Is America all that ‘different’? Florida Rep. Doug Broxson, a Republican, said something curious after the Nov. 6 election, in which a Democratic president was returned to office and a number of “liberal” ballot measures around the country were...

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November 25, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Brazil’s aspirations A political corruption trial in Brazil that has riveted locals could end up enhancing, not battering, the country’s global image. The judiciary’s handling of the scandal known as the “mensalao” (or big monthly pay-out) has been...

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November 23, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Approve pipeline Environmentalists who are against building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast, have called a march on Washington this weekend to demand that President Barack Obama again reject it. This time, it is the...

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November 22, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

Financial regulation With attention in Washington, D.C., divided between election post-mortems and the looming financial catastrophe that is the “fiscal cliff,” a truly awful piece of legislation might well sneak through the 112th Congress before it...

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November 18, 2012 • EditorialComments Off

‘Green’ energy still struggling It’s been a rough year for ethanol, the alternative fuel that was once touted as having great promise in soothing America’s demand for foreign oil. But like many other “green” fuels that have been touted, ethanol...