Editorials

There’s long been a cherished belief among some education reformers that student performance can be lifted by giving private school tuition vouchers to children stuck in low-performing public schools. That belief took a big hit last month, the latest in a series of big hits. The U.S. Department...
Some government officials are being condemned by millions of Americans for a strange reason: They are enforcing the law. That makes no sense except to those who have forgotten our very freedom is based on rule by law, not by the whims of powerful individuals or whatever happens to be the...
The $1 trillion federal spending bill agreement brokered Sunday evening in Washington can be seen as one of those rare occasions in the hyper-partisan times in which we live: A budgetary deal that has the backing of top Democrats and Republicans, and a deal that acknowledges some of President...
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, went a little crazy Tuesday at the White House. He showed off a photo display of steel-barrier construction and launched into a frenzied attempt to describe how President Donald Trump is already making good on his promise to build a...
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to loosen controls on big telecommunications corporations would be a setback for internet content providers and consumers. Both have benefited from regulations that keep powerful broadband companies from raising prices and squashing small...
For all the talk of deep partisan divides on the Supreme Court, justices found ground for unity last week on the controversial topic of asset forfeiture. Seven of the eight participating justices rejected a Colorado requirement that people must prove their innocence before they can recover assets...
Article 28 of the Russian Federation Constitution declares, “Everyone shall be guaranteed the freedom of conscience, the freedom of religion, including the right to profess individually or together with other any religion or to profess no religion at all, to freely choose, possess and disseminate...
Murders, assaults and suicides have all been available for posting and viewing by nearly 2 billion Facebook users around the globe. Facebook needs to re-evaluate the merits of its live video feature and ask whether the advertising income it generates is worth horrifying audiences. The posting on...
— Park and pay ... and pay: Two transportation development districts on Washington Avenue didn’t pass state Auditor Nicole Galloway’s smell test, so the St. Louis Development Corp. is going to investigate further. Galloway says an audit of the districts shows they were collecting sales tax at...
America is schizophrenic when it comes to rules. We celebrate the rule of law, rightly so, as a founding principle of our nation. Respect for the law has been essential to America’s survival because it sets an orderly process to hold all accountable according to what’s supposed to be a universal...

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