Editorials

Never forgetting Sept. 11, 2001

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, four American aircrafts, under the control of 19 Al-Qaeda hijackers, careened down from the skies over lower Manhattan; Arlington, Virginia; and Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania before smashing down in four jet-fueled balls of flame, while spectators from the farthest reaches of the nation stared on helpless and aghast at their television sets as the world unraveled around them. By evening, three smoldering mounds of twisted concrete and steel lay…
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Fool me twice, shame on me

Well, they’re at it again, trying to pit Americans against each other and thus, disrupting the upcoming presidential eletion. The Russians? We don’t know, although it is certain that the Kremlin’s online campaign of inciting dissention among us never stopped. Someone decided Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was a good target. Soon after the identity of the man who massacred seven people in and near Odessa, Texas, a few days ago was released, someone took…
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New York leads the way

Attorneys general in 49 states may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents’ consent. In addition, Google has agreed to pay $34 million to the state of New York over similar allegations. Federal law requires that online services such as YouTube are prohibited from…
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Infringing on the rights of innocent Americans

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to Americans. But adding names to it based on flimsy or no evidence is both wrong and dangerous. Maintaining such a list is also unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Anthony…
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Don’t throw up our hands and quit

We Americans are renowned worldwide for our ingenuity and resourcefulness. When we encounter challenges, we find ways to overcome them. That makes proposals by several Democratic candidates for president quite puzzling. Where, pray tell, is the can-do American spirit? Five of the candidates — Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, along with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro — this week released proposals…
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Let’s not forget the Bahamas

What happened to people in the Bahamas during the weekend is difficult to comprehend. For a full day and a half, Hurricane Dorian parked itself directly over Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Sustained winds as high as 185 mph, torrential rain and 20-foot storm surges brutalized our neighbors to the east to the point that some towns were reduced to rubble standing no higher than a person. “The devastation is unlike anything we’ve ever seen…
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