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  • When is a war not a war? When Americans can't get hurt, Obama says

    When is a war not a war? When Americans can't get hurt, Obama says
    The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the congressional approval required by the Constitution and the War Powers Act of 1973. American planes are taking off, they are entering Libyan...
  • Justice Department scrutiny comes when the state budget is tight

    The threat of a lawsuit by the Justice Department if Virginia doesn't improve its support system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities comes at a time when the state is hurting economically. Revenues are down due to the recession,...
  • Man suing government over raid at 7-Eleven fled to U.S. because of death threat

    Sitting on a bus in Honduras in 2002, Denis Alvarez Alvarado says he overheard two men in front of him discussing how he was going to die. Unaware that he was there, the men said that members of a gang called MS3 — who had kidnapped Alvarez a few...
  • Ron Kaye: The political system only serves itself

    Drive down any main street and it is hard not to notice all the empty shops, the “Going Out Of Business” and “For Lease” signs, the proliferation of 99-cent and dollar stores. Book stores and record shops have largely disappeared....
  • Council undermines respect for law

    To close an $18-million budget gap, the city proposes cuts in some worthy services and [increase] user fees for others. At the June 21 City Council meeting, a council member sought to shift the blame for these measures to those whose efforts resulted...
  • Illegal immigrants do not have constitutional rights

    A delusional progressive mindset has polluted the American legal system ( "ICE raid suit alleges gang death threat" June 26). For the ACLU to claim illegal immigrants have constitutional rights on the taxpayers dime goes beyond ridiculous. For the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Won't Drop "Under God" From Pledge of Allegiance

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case last week to determine if the Pledge of Allegiance violates the Constitution, allowing a lower court decision — that it violates neither the First nor Fourteenth Amendments — to stand. The case,...
  • In Theory: Leaving 'under God' out of the Pledge

    Q. The NBC television network has come under fire for omitting the words “under God” from a broadcast of the Pledge of Allegiance shown before the U.S. Open golf championship. The video montage of patriotic images including the American flag...
  • Are Jews better at science?

    Are Jews better at science?
    Do Jews understand science better than, say, Christians? Whoa, red flag question. But a rabbi goes there in a lengthy article on the Science + Religion website. In "Why Can Judaism Embrace Science So Easily?", Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman of Chappaqua, N....
  • Education Matters: Government by committee and board

    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • Redevelopment agencies face elimination

    Redevelopment agencies face elimination
    The Glendale Redevelopment Agency is preparing for war and a worst-case scenario in the wake of passage by state lawmakers of a budget that could eliminate local redevelopment agencies. Lawmakers voted late Tuesday night to kill all 400-plus...