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Monday 12/15/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Official courtesy used to be automatic
Posted: December 15, 2014

The sad thing about President Barack Obama’s visit Tuesday to Nashville was the complete politicization of the occasion.

GUEST EDITORIAL: The million dollar question on Ebola
Posted: December 15, 2014

The World Health Organization admits that it has not been able to stem its rapid spread and the continent of Africa is a major victim of the epidemic.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Keep economic liberty in mind
Posted: December 15, 2014

The Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of North America Report is out, and once again, West Virginia ranks among the “least free” states, at 45th.

Friday 12/12/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: China opens up to Western capitalism
Posted: December 12, 2014

On a train from Xi’an to Beijing, traveling 180 miles an hour as it cuts through air so polluted you can’t see the tops of city skyscrapers, a female attendant mops the speeding car’s floors between stops to keep the compartment tidy. Clean floors, dirty air. This is China in the 21st century.

Thursday 12/11/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Medical marijuana program to provide needed research
Posted: December 11, 2014

The selection of Rochester as one of Minnesota’s eight medical marijuana distribution sites — and the only one south of the Twin Cities — means our region will be at the forefront of research into its medicinal uses.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Make sure toy guns are seen as toy guns
Posted: December 11, 2014

Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police officer.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Find compromise on newborn testing bill
Posted: December 11, 2014

A bill in Congress to help upgrade newborn screening across the nation is stalled over privacy concerns, and while those concerns are worth discussing, they should not hold up passage. Republican senators who are concerned about genetic research funded by the bill and advocates for improved testing should work together to find a compromise.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Of vice and men
Posted: December 10, 2014

Illinois lawmakers are trying to come to grips with the law of intended consequences.

GUEST EDITORIAL: On citizenship
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 1:28 am

Who makes a better American citizen? Those born to citizenship or immigrants who must earn it?

Tuesday 12/09/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: On lending guns
Posted: December 09, 2014

In Georgia, loaning a hunting rifle to a friend or relative is a favor.

GUEST EDITORIAL: On police body cameras
Posted: December 09, 2014

In the wake of the fallout from the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., President Barack Obama announced a proposal to improve community policing efforts and address the “simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color.”

Monday 12/08/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Race. Something to talk about
Posted: December 08, 2014

Let’s talk about race. We know it’s going to be awkward, no matter how well-intentioned. We know it makes both blacks and whites uncomfortable. We know that it’s fraught with 238 years of history, most of it a sad, sorry legacy of aggression, domination and persecution by whites against a people who — it must never be forgotten — originally were brought to the new country to be put in bondage and servitude.

Friday 12/05/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Campus rape culture has no easy remedy
Posted: December 05, 2014

If you’re the parent of a college student (or preparing to be), you need to read Rolling Stone’s jarring account of a fraternity house gang rape at the University of Virginia.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Engaging Iran is the best course for all
Posted: December 05, 2014

The decision of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany and negotiating partner Iran to extend the Nov. 24 negotiations deadline was preferable to letting them expire. The talks can now continue until June 30.

Thursday 12/04/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Credit cards charge into future, belatedly, with chip technology
Posted: December 04, 2014

Will this be the last year you swipe all your gift purchases?

GUEST EDITORIAL: Will Secure Communities work for immigration enforcement?
Posted: December 04, 2014

The federal government’s Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we’re glad the Obama administration’s new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program’s demise.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Google needs to debunk European charges and improve privacy policies
Posted: December 03, 2014

There is a war going on in Europe that could have a significant impact on the U.S. and its economy.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Barbie should break the geek ceiling
Posted: December 03, 2014

Q: How many young women does it take to design and program a computer game?

Tuesday 12/02/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: On Common Core standards
Posted: December 02, 2014

If the review of Common Core standards ordered by the state legislature is a waste of time, at least it’s not costing any money.

GUEST EDITORIAL: On immigration enforcement
Posted: December 02, 2014

The federal government’s Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we’re glad the Obama administration’s new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program’s demise. Yet we also harbor some skepticism about its successor, the Priority Enforcement Program — and wonder whether there will be much difference.

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