Editorials

Put Satan on a birthday cake. Do it now. Add an upside down cross. Confrontational cake requests could improve our understanding of civil liberties, as defined by the U.S. Constitution. Consider the case of Jack Phillips, a well-known cake artist and founder of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood...
Siren call of the selfie: Sometime in the not-so-distant future, the human survivors will look into their iPhone37 instant history modules to determine why their species nearly became extinct. A pattern will emerge. Stupid humans falling off cliffs while attempting selfies. Stupid humans walking...
Harvey Weinstein used his dominant role as a Hollywood kingpin to demand sexual favors from young women, a decades-long pattern for him and, until a few days ago, a winning strategy. Some on Weinstein’s payroll and those who wanted to curry his favor enabled his behavior and silenced his victims...
As Coloradans gathered in churches, synagogues and temples this weekend, they created soft targets for potential mass killers the likes of the maniac who shot up the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. We know about it better than most in Colorado Springs, where an active shooter showed up...
Many Americans have spent months stewing about “fake news” and how social media can pump falsehoods and mean-spirited myths into everyday life. Yet the giants of modern information dissemination — Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter, for starters — were slow to address and, in Facebook’s case,...
Missouri’s Planned Parenthood affiliates expect to expand services across the state following a federal appeals court decision last week reversing state regulations on abortion. While they do that, abortion opponents should turn their attention to helping women prevent unintended pregnancies...
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg belatedly has given investigators some 3,000 advertisements from around 470 accounts associated with a Kremlin-linked “troll farm.” Congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller are trying to determine how deeply Russia interfered with last...
President Donald Trump has a penchant for speaking to international audiences as if he’s addressing a campaign rally. He has boasted in phone calls to world leaders about the size of his adoring crowds and how big his Electoral College victory margin was. No surprise, then, that his speech...
They’re called “Dreamers,” children whose immigrant parents brought them to this country illegally years ago, and who have since become fully integrated into American society. These young men and women speak English. They succeed in school. Many are gainfully employed, hoping to start careers in...
They call themselves Aldean’s Army, fiercely devoted fans who buy country singer Jason Aldean’s albums by the millions. Sunday night, many of them flocked to hear him perform at a fall festival on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s where a sniper, firing from a 32nd-floor hotel room, rained a fusillade...

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