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GUEST EDITORIAL: Mexico reels, and the US looks away

The violent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: More women in Congress doesn’t necessarily mean progress for women
Posted: November 19, 2014

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: ‘Wastebook’ senator is wrong about the value of studying mountain lions
Posted: November 18, 2014

As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Monday 11/17/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Congress should give the FCC authority to bar ISPs from blocking sites and manipulating data for a fee
Posted: November 17, 2014

Ever since he first ran for the White House, President Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality — the notion that Internet service providers shouldn’t interfere with their customers’ choice of online destinations and services.

Friday 11/14/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: FAA had no business curbing the press
Posted: November 14, 2014

The Obama administration has not been a friend of the media — and the latest example comes from Ferguson, Missouri, where in August a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, sparking weeks of sometimes violent street protests.

GUEST EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court takes up Obamacare, again
Posted: November 14, 2014

The first week of November 2014 saw two court decisions that eight months hence, could well bring answers to two important questions:

Thursday 11/13/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: GOP elects batch of remarkable female leaders
Posted: November 13, 2014

Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over!

GUEST EDITORIAL: The US must end embargo on Cuba
Posted: November 13, 2014

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last. Late last month, a nonbinding resolution condemning the U.S. economic embargo passed, 188-2, in the 193-member organization.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Tune out cable news and turn away fear
Posted: November 12, 2014

I miss the days when people would say “Bon voyage” to travelers heading off. Today, Americans instead say “Travel safely.”

GUEST EDITORIAL: Inspiration lost in commercialization of space exploration
Posted: November 12, 2014

Gone are the inspiring images of heroic astronauts marching toward the gantry, helmets cradled in their arms and smiles on their faces. The latest portrayals of American space travel suggest it has devolved into an odd combination of futuristic trucking firms and pricey amusement park rides.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: 50 years later, another Republican ‘time for choosing’
Posted: November 11, 2014

Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him — Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication from the presidency four years later.

GUEST EDITORIAL: No-media-fly zone cover-up threatens trust in police
Posted: November 11, 2014

The police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County have apologized for some of their actions in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Monday 11/10/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Pope on point in reiterating Vatican’s stance on evolution
Posted: November 10, 2014

When Pope Francis said that evolution and the Big Bang theory did not conflict with Catholic teaching, it really wasn’t news. This pope just has a talent for framing long-held beliefs in a fresh way, as he has done before in taking up the cause of the poor. Instead, this news was more a timely reminder.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Forward on Ukraine - U.S. should steer clear of a new Cold War
Posted: November 10, 2014

Developments in the evolving relationship among elements in Ukraine and Russia continue to play out, most recently with disputed elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas of eastern Ukraine.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Gun crazy - Killing out of anger draws a just sentence
Posted: November 10, 2014

A Florida man who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store was sentenced recently to life in prison without parole.

Friday 11/07/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: A radical cancer therapy: Don’t treat
Posted: November 07, 2014

We learned about my husband’s inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.

Thursday 11/06/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Improving elections through technology
Posted: November 06, 2014

One thing this election cycle has taught us is that although recent court battles and political arguments over voter identification laws, gerrymandering, and the Voting Rights Act tend to grab the headlines, election officials across the political spectrum are improving how well elections actually work by implementing some of the technological improvements the private sector has been using for years.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Shameful benefits for expelled Nazis
Posted: November 06, 2014

Jakob Denzinger gets about $1,500 a month in Social Security payments, but the 90-year-old retiree isn’t a typical senior citizen.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Leaders ought to set up state-run exchanges, and quick
Posted: November 05, 2014

When a vaccine for a serious illness is available, it’s a savvy patient who steps up to be inoculated — more so if the immunization comes at little or no cost.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Verizon Wireless crosses privacy line
Posted: November 05, 2014

Verizon Wireless, the country’s most popular mobile phone operator, has been quietly inserting into its customers’ Web browsing sessions an identifier unique to each device they use, making it possible for websites and advertising networks to build profiles of individual customers based on their browsing habits.

GUEST EDITORIAL: A better plan for Afghanistan
Posted: November 05, 2014

The mission is far from accomplished in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, but U.S. and British commanders felt enough confidence in Afghan government forces’ combat abilities to withdraw all troops there and shut down the Camp Bastion and Leatherneck coalition military bases.

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