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June 5, 2014
No road work ahead
Both parties want to do nothing but squabble before this year’s election. Not much will stop them — except, perhaps, this dose of reality: If political point-scoring is all they accomplish over the next several weeks, work on the nation’s roads, bridges and rails will come to...
June 5, 2014 - 6:22pm
June 4, 2014
Congress has many ways to achieve its many purposes. The transparent way is to enact a program and pay for it annually out of general revenues or borrowing. The politically easier but less transparent method is to go “off-budget,” via government loans and credit guarantees. Guess...
June 4, 2014 - 9:48pm
May 30, 2014
A price for repression
For years the Obama administration, like its predecessors, has avoided punitive action or even harsh words against the authoritarian, populist government of Venezuela, despite its systematic violations of human rights. The thinking is that Hugo Chavez and now his successor, Nicolas...
May 30, 2014 - 4:59pm
May 28, 2014
Martinez's grief won't change the gun debate
WASHINGTON — By now, you’ve likely seen or read the angry denunciations of Congress and the gun industry by Richard Martinez, whose son, Chris, was killed in a shooting in Isla Vista, California, over the Memorial Day weekend. “Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find...
May 28, 2014 - 10:29pm
The retreat continues
You can’t fault President Obama for inconsistency. After winning election in 2008, he reduced the U.S. military presence in Iraq to zero. After helping to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, he made sure no U.S. forces would remain. He has steadfastly stayed aloof, except...
May 28, 2014 - 8:36pm
May 25, 2014
A day to honor, not celebrate
The bloody battles of the Civil War were still raging when women in the South began decorating the graves of Confederate soldiers. After the war, a day was set aside — “Decoration Day,” now known as Memorial Day — to remember and to pay tribute to soldiers’ ultimate sacrifices....
May 25, 2014 - 1:37pm
May 22, 2014
The men and women who have served their country in uniform deserve better than delay or denial of the medical care they need and have earned. So it is crucial to get to the bottom of allegations of misconduct at the nation’s veterans hospitals. America’s veterans also deserve...
May 22, 2014 - 4:53pm
May 21, 2014
A half-baked school lunch program
The federal government spends more than $10 billion a year on the National School Lunch Program, which serves more than 30 million students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For that, taxpayers should expect schools not to feed their children junk. That was the reasonable logic...
May 21, 2014 - 5:41pm
May 20, 2014
Science goes to (medical) pot
The words “medical marijuana” got most of the attention. But there’s another word in Minnesota’s new law that’s likely to make an even bigger difference — and not only in Minnesota, but also in North Dakota and other states: The word is “research.” In allowing the...
May 20, 2014 - 6:16pm
May 18, 2014
A taxing situation
Someday, the wolf and the lamb will lie down together, and, shortly thereafter, perhaps, Republicans and Democrats will pass tax reform. It shouldn’t be that hard, actually, given the broad recognition in both parties that exchanging lower tax rates for a reduction in loopholes...
May 18, 2014 - 9:40pm
May 16, 2014
Forced to forget
Many people have a link or two they wish wouldn’t pop up when they Google their own names. They will appreciate the motivation of an audacious ruling the European Court of Justice handed down Monday. But the ruling could easily damage the flow of information on which the Internet...
May 16, 2014 - 7:58pm
May 14, 2014
Dayton on wrong side on sprinklers
Would Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton really scrap nearly $1 billion of infrastructure and other projects of public benefit to Minnesotans across the state? It seems doubtful the governor would really go as far as vetoing the bonding bill, which is the main focus of legislative sessions...
May 14, 2014 - 9:27pm
May 13, 2014
Sidling up to denialism
Sen. Marco Rubio, Fla., whom many presume to be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said two things Sunday about climate change. Only one could fit into a presidential campaign worth taking seriously.
May 13, 2014 - 9:47pm
May 11, 2014
Venezuela in free fall
As Venezuela plummets toward economic and social chaos, the successors to Hugo Chavez are flailing in all directions. Some of their actions have the ring of pragmatism: With inflation nearing 60 percent and 30 percent of basic goods in shortage, the government recently modified its...
May 11, 2014 - 8:54pm
A WIN for the Warthog
The House Armed Services Committee has completed action on the fiscal 2015 defense budget, and what it has produced is a triumph for the status quo. Contrary to President Obama’s requests, the committee voted to preserve the A-10 Warthog close-air support plane, as well as a nuclear...
May 11, 2014 - 8:40pm