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Editorials

Crack down on sanctuary cities

If you are a school district that refuses to allow students to use the restroom of their choosing, you could be in big trouble. Your federal funding could be reduced or eliminated. But if you are a city proclaiming to illegal immigrants that you will help them dodge federal law, no ...

The terrorists were watching

Leaders of other countries were not the only people overseas watching the U.S. presidential election last week. Many of them are concerned with maintaining good, if not friendly, relations with us. But others monitoring our leadership have no such desire. All they want to do is kill as ...

Time for election signs to go

Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards ...

Trump’s message was clear

Donald Trump’s message can be summed up by something he said in May, regarding his pledge to erect a barrier to block illegal immigration across our southern border. Asked about the Mexican president’s dismissive comment regarding the plan, Trump said this: “The wall just got 10 ...

VA demands Trump’s attention

President-elect Donald Trump has made many promises during the more than a year he has been campaigning. He may have been reminded of one on Friday. It was Veterans Day, an annual observance during which we Americans pause to remind ourselves of the many sacrifices made by those who have ...

Franklin’s words still ring true

Throughout the nation, approximately half of the people who had hoped to be elected to public office on Tuesday have been disappointed. So have their supporters. The aftermath of any election calls for a period of reconciliation. By their very nature, political campaigns aggravate the ...

Thank a veteran today

The celebration of Veterans Day, which we mark today, began on Nov. 11, 1918 on what was originally known as Armistice Day. It was the celebration of the end of World War I — “the war to end all wars.” Since “the war to end all wars,” however, Americans have been involved in ...

Trump’s biggest challenge

Finally, one of the most divisive presidential election campaigns in history is over. Now comes the task of restoring Americans’ faith in government to serve us, not special interests and big-government bureaucrats. Donald Trump’s victory in the election Tuesday was a clear indication ...

Hold the Saudis accountable

Of course, Americans who harm people overseas intentionally and wrongfully should be punished. Villains should not be able to hide behind the American flag. Our government seems to support that idea. President Barack Obama’s administration has not tried to block lawsuits filed by four ...

How will the voters judge?

Once again, FBI Director James Comey has let Hillary Clinton off the hook. On Sunday, he announced a rushed, second investigation of her illegal use of private email servers while secretary of state had turned up nothing new. But what the intial probe, concluded in July, found was ...