Editorials

For decades, Colombia’s rural poverty rate was so high that it provided the main fuel for Latin America’s longest-running civil war. The nation’s exploding drug trade pumped billions of dollars into the insurgency and blocked efforts to bring relief to the poor. Today, help is arriving from the...
If British Prime Minister Theresa May has her way, today “Londoners will get up and go about their day as normal.” On Wednesday, a vehicle ran down pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge before crashing into a railing outside Parliament. The attacker then attempted to make his way into the Houses...
At a turbulent moment in the online media business, the fate of Yahoo and buzzed-about CEO Marissa Mayer offers cautionary tales for policymakers and the public. Mayer, who has been the boss since 2012, is to step down when Yahoo closes its sale to Verizon, it was announced last week. Like the...
FBI Director James Comey revealed that the bureau is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections, but he offered no details or evidence of wrongdoing. That left room for each party to try to bend news of the FBI probe to its own purposes -- which Democrats and Republicans...
If you woke up grumpy, tired and a little irritated last Monday morning, you are not alone. You are one of the many Americans dealing with the “loss” of an hour of sleep with the government-ordered, time-meddling edict known as daylight saving time. Some set their clocks ahead an hour at bedtime...
The increasing likelihood that Los Angeles will be chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games comes as good news to the vast majority of Southern Californians. A poll last year showed more than 80 percent of L.A. County residents either “strongly supportive” or “somewhat supportive” of the Summer...
Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, touched off the most easily predicted firestorm in agency history last week when he announced on CNBC that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. “I think that measuring with...
The combined actions of North Korea, South Korea, the United States, China and Japan have probably made the Korean peninsula the most dangerous potential flashpoint in the whole world at the moment. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — North Korea — has fired off four more ballistic...
Conservatives across the United States pinned a target on the back of Planned Parenthood long before a doctored videotape circulated in 2015 purporting to show the organization’s abortion providers talking about harvesting fetal tissue for research. They didn’t care that the truth is only a...
The most insidious thing about public records exemptions is that they sometimes seem so reasonable. Examples can be seen in some exemptions that the Florida Legislature is considering this session. Bills aimed at preventing attorneys from abusing the records law for profit, barring the release...

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