Our Opinion: Purchase of city house raises policy issues
Having the city buy a house on East Hillcrest Avenue because of neighbor complaints is bad public policy. The house in question was the scene of a shooting in October, in which three people were injured.
Our Opinion: Famed musician faces hate speech charges in France
Bob Dylan always has something interesting to say. Even when it’s not particularly wise or insightful. But Dylan still can contribute something instructive regarding free expression in the process.
Our Opinion: Wilmington district avoids trouble with tuition vote
The Wilmington Area School Board’s decision against giving non-resident teachers free student tuition was the right one.
Our Opinion: IRS seeks tougher rules for advocacy organizations
Americans have a fundamental First Amendment right to espouse and advocate their political views. But do they have a right to expect others to subsidize those views?
Our Opinion: Nation fails to take clear stand on drug’s medical use
To understand the shortcomings in putting state power ahead of federal authority, consider the matter of medical marijuana. Slowly but surely, states have been liberalizing marijuana laws. Every year, more and more states authorize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Our Opinion: Senate Democrats use ‘nuclear option’ and moderation is the victim
Last week’s decision by Senate Democrats to limit use of the filibuster will widen Washington’s partisan divide. Democrats argue they had good reason to end the practice of blocking votes on judicial and executive branch nominees — and they are right.
Our Opinion: The curious need to post ‘In God We Trust’
Apparently, Pennsylvania lawyers don’t have nearly enough to do. So some lawmakers want to keep them busy. That appears to be the most likely outcome of a proposed piece of legislation requiring the national motto “In God We Trust” to be posted in every school in the state.
Our Opinion: Program will give Americans more insight into their culture
The information available on the Internet is nothing short of astonishing. Of course, a fair amount of it consists of little more than trivial nonsense, celebrity gossip and a seemingly endless stream of cat videos.
Our Opinion: Fate of nuclear talks with Iran remains uncertain
Hope flickered for a while last week regarding a possible breakthrough nuclear deal with Iran. But this week, things appear to be a bit more muddled.
Our Opinion: Whigs are attempting a comeback in America
The two-party system has dominated American politics ever since — well — the beginning. Although George Washington avoided party labels as the first president, even during his tenure in office, the Federalists and Anti-Federalists parties were taking shape.
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