Editorials

If there is one topic that a man who claims to be worth $10 billion ought to be good on, it’s economic policy. But on Monday, in a speech before the Detroit Economic Club, Donald Trump disappointed. Trump won the Republican presidential nomination by combining braggadocio with populist appeals...
The Social Security Administration has created a potentially huge, but avoidable problem for millions of account holders in an overzealous attempt to fight computer hackers. As of this month, online users have been required to own a cellphone, register that number and obtain a text-messaged...
Although a very small team of special operations forces began working out of the Misurata and Benghazi areas of Libya at the end of last year — and Pentagon officials have spent months eyeing the Islamic State’s contingent of forces in the city of Sirte on the central coast between them — only...
Veterans Affairs hospitals across the nation have been plagued in recent years by unacceptable wait times for veterans — some even died waiting for an appointment — but that did not stop the Department of Veterans Affairs from spending nearly $20 million on artwork over 11 years, according to an...
Excerpt of recent editorial of national interest: There will not be a national election this fall — not really. Instead, we will have 50 state elections where officials in more than 3,000 counties administer a patchwork of different rules and ballots. And if applying those rules keeps citizens...
Hillary Clinton has less than 100 days to show the country why she, rather than Donald Trump, should be the next president. It’s time she started acting like the president she wants to become. The first thing she can do is stop hiding from the news media. It’s been months since she has held a...
As the 2016 Summer Games open Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the multi-sport event is setting Olympic records for anxiety. That’s not easy to do, considering that all recent Olympic Games have been beset by worries about terrorism, financial problems, political conflicts, cheating or...
Political VIPs and others attending the Republican and Democratic national conventions recently were free to get liquored up a little longer and call Uber or Lyft for a ride back to their hotels, thanks to some special exemptions passed by the host cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia,...
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has highlighted “two underlying trends” affecting Medicare Part D, the prescription-drug program. The trends cited in the March 2016 status report follow the classic good news-bad news scenario. The good news: Between 2007 and 2014, “an unusually large...
Think a few votes or a few thousand voters’ signatures on a petition don’t matter much? Think again, because a voters’ petition in Upland has blown up into a case before the California Supreme Court that could determine how taxes get raised in the state. Not only that, but the initiative might...

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