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  • Published
    April 22, 2013

    Are officials’ private lives as important as skills?

    A major shift in politics seems to be under way. Elected officials and candidates for office are more often being judged not by their accomplishments or lack of accomplishments but by their private lives.

  • Published
    April 22, 2013

    Complying with court ruling on young killers

    The U.S. Supreme Court threw a sensitive issue back to the states last week, and Nebraska is one of many states trying to deal with it.

  • Published
    April 21, 2013

    Boy Scouts float lame compromise on gay scouts

    Since 1911, boys who have joined the Boy Scouts of America have taken this vow: "On my honor, I promise to do my duty to God and my country; to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."

  • Published
    April 20, 2013

    Immigration bill strikes delicate political balance

    It's no wonder it took so long. The bipartisan immigration bill introduced this week in the Senate is a hefty, voluminous achievement.

  • Published
    April 19, 2013

    Senate votes on guns thwart public will

    So the Senate has decided that no federal response is needed to the massacre in Newtown -- none at all. No wonder President Barack Obama, standing with former Rep. Gabby Giffords and families of the Newtown victims in the Rose Garden, was visibly angry as he called Wednesday a "shameful day for Washington" and called out the gun lobby for lying about gun safety legislation.

  • Published
    April 18, 2013

    Prosecutors should have accepted guilty plea in theater shooting rampage

    Prosecutors have rebuffed an offer by James E. Holmes, the accused killer of 12 people in a movie theater rampage in Aurora, Colo., last year, to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison.

  • Published
    April 18, 2013

    We can’t allow terrorism threat to paralyze us

    Commenting on the horrific explosions in Boston, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that "the American people refuse to be terrorized."

  • Published
    April 17, 2013

    Drone pilots’ service to get appropriate honor

    Defense Secretary Charles Hagel hasn't held his job very long, but he's already proved he can listen.

  • Published
    April 16, 2013

    Businesses must keep ahead of cybercrooks

    When we think about cyberattacks, it's easy conjure up images of a massive intelligence agency plotting to disable missile systems or shut down the electric grid.

  • Published
    April 16, 2013

    Congress shouldn’t block Postal Service changes

    When the U.S. Postal Service announced in February that it would end Saturday mail delivery this summer, most Americans reacted with a mixture of wistfulness and resignation. Yes, it was sad that the mail carrier wouldn't be dropping off letters on Saturday anymore, but scaling back to five days was a necessary concession to the agency's financial problems and a reflection of changes in communication wrought by the Internet.

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