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Corral the cameras

September 9, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Technology is not inherently good or bad. That depends on how it is employed. Nuclear fission, for example, can be used to power whole cities — or to annihilate them. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle, but you can erect moral, ethical and legal frameworks to try to influence its usage only [&hellip...

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U.S. stretched thin around world

September 9, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor, Just this morning I heard a talking head say that nation building was working in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you call nation building putting up a building or a school or constructing a water treatment plant only to have it blown up when it’s...

09/08/12

September 8, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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World Opinion

September 8, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

U.S. military deserter The Canada Border Services Agency is right to order American deserter Kimberly Rivera to return to the U.S. by Sept. 20. Rivera has been living in Toronto since 2007 with her husband and children — ever since she decided she didn’t...

09/07/12

September 7, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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Important campaign issues

September 7, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: Appearing in the Record on Tuesday, Aug. 21, was a political cartoon titled “Important Campaign Issues.” On one side it showed President Obama championing the issue of Romney’s tax returns and on the other side was Romney with a deluge of...

National Opinion

September 7, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Campaign distortions In the heat of battle this presidential election year, accusations are flying from both campaigns of lies, half-truths and contradictions. Yet, the candidates no longer show contrition when a statement is unmasked as a distortion or an...

People need to take back elections

September 6, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Americans heard a lot about the Founding Fathers during the Republican convention last week. The founders’ names are sure to be dropped this week as the Democrats meet. But James Madison and George Washington said a few things you didn’t — and won’t...

Romney puts focus on jobs

September 5, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Mitt Romney closed the Republican National Convention on Thursday with an upbeat invitation for Americans to join him “for a better future” that would necessarily include “jobs, lots of jobs.” Romney’s wife, Ann, in her speech Tuesday, spoke to the...

Preschool investment pays off

September 4, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s a common, and fair, question: Does spending money on public preschool programs really pay off for taxpayers? It’s also a question that can be answered definitively: Yes. Why so much certainty about the value of preschool? The scientific research,...