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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 stripes. All of us defending the United States of America.” The Barack Obama [&hellip...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...