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Editorials

Treat all defendents the same

By DIANE DIMOND Equal treatment under the law, right? I think every American agrees that when it comes to law enforcement, all citizens should be treated the same way. So, how to explain the disparity in post-arrest treatment between last year’s George Floyd protesters and this year’s ...

Why spending matters

By VERONIQUE DE RUGY A lot of people don’t care about the nation’s growing debt. Some believe that low interest rates for the foreseeable future essentially means a free lunch for the government. Others believe that no matter what the cost of this debt, it is all worth it because of the ...

It’s easy to hate billionaires

By Kathleen Parker More than half a century ago, when the Apollo 11 astronauts took a giant leap for mankind and landed on the moon, my aunt, first cousin and I watched on a tiny tabletop TV — and wept. We were not alone in our emotional response to that earth-shattering event. Recently, ...

COVID death counts shameful

Plattsburg Press Republican Via the AP The discrepancy in the number of deaths from COVID-19 in New York state is disconcerting and shows that politicians will stop at nothing in order to cater to their self-serving interests. The Associated Press reported that the total figure of COVID-19 ...

Unending COVID laps

Advance Media New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing himself no favors by invoking comparisons to the way he responded to COVID-19. Cuomo’s pandemic baggage weighs down everything that comes after, including a gun violence initiative that actually might do some good. On July 6, after 51 ...

Chicago is wrong, again

By LAURA HOLLIS Chicago keeps making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this month, Chicago Public Schools announced that it would be making free condoms available in schools, beginning with children in the fifth grade. In case you’re wondering (or too old to remember), fifth ...