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Opinion

Pelosi pulled the trigger on the collective gun to Dems’

Letters to the Editor

Trump is impeached! And when Speaker Pelosi announced the results of the voting, she bit her lip to hide her smile, — and when she raised a stern finger cautioning her Democrat children to stifle their applause because the appearance of gloating was unseemly, the House melodrama was at long ...

Bad ideas never really go away

Editorials

All too often, bad ideas never really go away in Washington. Congress merely reduces taxpayer funding for them, without insisting they be abandoned. That may be the fate of President Donald Trump’s “Space Force.” Trump envisions the force as an entirely separate, new branch of the ...

Federal regulators need to protect lives

Editorials

Commercial aircraft production is a high-stakes business in more ways than one. Federal regulators should stick to their position of emphasizing one of those stakes — lives. Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jetliners have been grounded throughout the world since March, when two of the craft crashed ...

Impeachment process has been unfair

Editorials

Members of the House of Representatives — Democrats, anyway — are about to set the stage for only the third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history. Though the process obviously is a political one, Democrats’ handling of it thus far has been transparently unfair. House Speaker ...

Setting the record straight on Amazon and New York

Editorials

New York Daily News Dec. 11 Progressive pols pretending that Amazon’s decision to lease space for about 1,500 employees in Manhattan proves they were right to chase the company out of Long Island City earlier this year are fooling nobody. One, the 25,000 to 40,000 jobs promised then are ...

Accidental shootings raise red flags

Editorials

A significant number of schools throughout the United States have authorized staff members to carry firearms while at work. The idea is that armed educators and school service personnel can protect students in the event of an incursion by someone bent on violence. But an Associated Press ...

Doing the right thing for Americans

Editorials

After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday announced her caucus has ...

Just who is subverting the election?

Editorials

It is a virtually foregone conclusion that the House of Representatives — Democrats in it, that is — will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. When that happens, it will go down as the most transparently political impeachment in history. Not a single Republican in the House is expected ...

Was shooter a lone-wolf or part of larger plot?

Editorials

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

What exactly does a strong national defense look like?

Letters to the Editor

We all want a strong national defense, but what exactly does that look like? An easy way to measure would be the size of our defense budget. But there are other important things to consider. Defense is not just about defending our land. Defense is also about maintaining alliances that help ...

Does this story sound somewhat familiar today?

Letters to the Editor

“Considering the extraordinary character of the times in which we live, our attention should unremittingly be fixed on the safety of our country.” — a quote from Thomas Jefferson in his final message to Congress in 1809, 210 years ago, regarding taxes, embargos and a somewhat divided ...

Time to erect new statues

Editorials

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...