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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
May 4, 2014
An inhumane death
The technology of execution has evolved over the centuries, with each innovation — the guillotine, the electric chair, lethal injection — arriving with promises that it will finally make the process of state-sponsored homicide humane. But another botched execution by lethal injection,...
May 4, 2014 - 5:07pm
May 1, 2014
The Supreme Court considered two cases this term in which somewhat unclear wording in the federal Clean Air Act left sensible environmental rules open to challenge. On Tuesday, in the first case, the justices rightly sided with the sensible rules.
May 1, 2014 - 4:19pm
April 30, 2014
Reining in pensions
The economics of public-sector pension reform are straightforward enough. Funds that states and municipalities must devote to employees’ retirement benefits are funds that they cannot spend on parks, libraries, transportation, public safety and other services. This trade-off is...
April 30, 2014 - 7:11pm
April 29, 2014
Secure in their phones
Just how much does the Constitution protect your digital data? The Supreme Court is only just coming to grips with that question. On Tuesday, it will consider whether police can search the contents of a mobile phone without a warrant if the phone is on or around a person during an...
April 29, 2014 - 6:12pm
Blocking the college door
Rising student debt poses a serious problem, as do colleges that mislead students, take advantage of taxpayer-funded student aid or do a poor job of preparing students for work. But as much as we would like to believe that the Obama administration is serious about tackling these issues,...
April 29, 2014 - 12:09pm
April 28, 2014
The Aereo argument
At the Supreme Court on Tuesday, some observers have noted, the justices seemed flummoxed by the case of Aereo, a company that pulls network TV broadcasts off the airwaves and streams it to online users for a monthly fee. That is not because the court’s jurists are hopelessly incapable...
April 28, 2014 - 12:31am
April 25, 2014
FDA asserts its authority to oversee cigarette alternatives
In 2009, Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration wide authority to oversee tobacco products. The agency has moved cautiously in flexing that power. On Thursday, for the first time, the FDA “deemed” several tobacco products to be under its watch, including cigars, pipe tobacco,...
April 25, 2014 - 8:55pm
April 24, 2014
Keystone XL's absurd delay
If foot-dragging were a competitive sport, President Obama and his administration would be world champions for their performance in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
April 24, 2014 - 4:39pm
April 23, 2014
Weak strategy on Syria
Bashar al-Assad is feeling confident enough to schedule an election six weeks from now that will extend his term as president by another seven years. And why not? Three years into the country’s civil war, Syrian government forces continue to make significant gains against rebels....
April 23, 2014 - 4:13pm
April 22, 2014
Obama, diregarding his 'red line', dithers on Ukraine
After an agreement to “de-escalate tensions and restore security” in Ukraine was announced Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry was very explicit about U.S. expectations. “We fully expect the Russians . . . to demonstrate their seriousness by insisting that the pro-Russian...
April 22, 2014 - 7:47pm
April 21, 2014
Stem cells: Good or evil?
Controversies over stem-cell research are so last decade — or so it seemed until last week.
April 21, 2014 - 6:05pm
April 17, 2014
A mental health checkup
The country’s inadequate mental health system gets the most attention after instances of mass violence of the sort that the nation has seen repeatedly over the past few months. Not all who commit these sorts of atrocities are mentally ill, but many have been. After each, the national...
April 17, 2014 - 4:16pm
April 16, 2014
Crimes against humanity
The United Nations Security Council will hold an informal meeting this week about the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, one of the most significant and startling investigations into human depravation of recent times....
April 16, 2014 - 5:12pm