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World Opinion

July 28, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

U.S.-Japan defense cooperation When a country comes under attack, its allies can regard it as an attack against themselves and try to stop it by using military force under the Charter of the United Nations, which grants the right of collective self-defense to member countries. The government has been taking the position that Japan does [&hellip...

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07/27/12

July 27, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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Support for Obamacare

July 27, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: Dear Ms. Lehman, your initiative to purchase supplemental health insurance to your Medicare is commendable. In your letter, you describe how you applied for Medicaid to make up the 20 percent not covered by Medicare, but were rejected because you...

National Opinion

July 27, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Dispiriting times Yes, the latest Gallup poll numbers showing the public’s lack of confidence in some of our country’s major institutions are distressing. A nation needs to believe that its political and economic leaders have the character and vision to...

Syrian tragedy

July 26, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

As the weekend began, it had become apparent that Syria’s horrific 17-month uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had entered its final stages. It remains only to be seen how many people must die before Assad realizes that and what, if...

07/22/12

July 22, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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Editorial

July 22, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Texting and driving Teens just don’t get it. And neither do legislators who persist in trying to overcome obduracy by passing laws that cannot be enforced. In 2006, the General Assembly imposed a cell-phone ban on teenage drivers. That year, the Highway...

Stop glorifying Billy the Kid

July 22, 2012 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Dear Editor: Each year Lincoln County stages “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” pageant. Pageant: “An outdoor drama celebrating a historical event” — like the “outlaw” Billy the Kid, murdering jailer James Bell and Deputy Sheriff Bob Olinger...

07/21/12

July 21, 2012 • CartoonsComments (0)

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World Opinion

July 21, 2012 • EditorialComments (0)

Taliban polio vaccine ban The reputation of the Taliban was already well-established and did not require the use of child hostages to convince anyone of the extremists’ venal nature. Even so, the ban on polio vaccination in northwestern Pakistan — and the...