Editorials

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he will filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining the New Yorker in attempting to block Gorsuch were two fellow Democrats, Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Sen. Thomas Carper of Delaware....
FBI Director James Comey delivered a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump on Monday, telling the House Intelligence Committee that there was no evidence that former President Barack Obama had overseen or ordered any wiretapping of the president’s former residence at Trump Tower. Trump had...
There’s a move afoot in the Wisconsin legislature to join 28 other states in calling for a constitutional convention to write a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s a bad idea for two reasons: First, the amendment is a political gimmick, nothing more than a trick. Second, such...
There is now a wealth of evidence that public charter schools, private schools and other school choice policies tend to improve educational outcomes, but a new study shows that they can have economic and community revitalization benefits as well. The study from EdChoice, a nonprofit school...
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...

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