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Postal reforms remain undelivered

April 21, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night prevent reforms of the U.S. Postal Service. Instead, it’s a lack of will by Congress and bureaucratic inertia at a public agency that has not met the challenge of private competition. At a congressional hearing Wednesday, House Oversight Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, insisted that [&hellip...

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Gun vote was a beginning, not an end

April 20, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

When President Barack Obama on Thursday in Boston referred to “small, stunted individuals who would destroy instead of build,” he was talking about terrorists. He was talking about the person or people who planted the two bombs that destroyed the pure joy...

Priority call poses problems

April 8, 2013 • EditorialComments Off

The Carlsbad Irrigation District’s announcement Tuesday of plans to request a priority call on water usage smacks of desperation and poses a threat of further damaging an already fragile situation regarding our area’s most vital resource. Inviting the...

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...

Editorial

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...