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In a photo provided by the Humane Society of the United States from Wednesday, May 14, 2014, shows two dogs at a suspected puppy mill in Howell, Mich. Officials say more than 90 dogs and puppies were removed Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from the site. Several agencies were involved in the removal of the dogs from the Howell-area property, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Investigators found large-breed dogs and puppies, mainly poodle mixes, living in what the Humane Society says were substandard conditions. The Humane Society says their fur was matted and untreated medical conditions were found, including dental and eye problems. (AP Photo/Humane Society of the United States)

EDITORIAL: The inhumane society

Eight million stray dogs and cats find their way into animal shelters every year, and the lucky ones are adopted into a warm home with a loving family. Shelters are operated by small charities usually called “humane societies,” whose good deeds are funded by private generosity. The Humane Society of the United States trades on the good of others to finance a radical agenda.

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In this photo taken Monday, July 14, 2014, a person stands alongside a sculpture depicting a giant dead parrot measuring 15 meters (49 feet) as it is unveiled to promote what is being billed as the final Monty Python live stage show which will be broadcast on Sunday, July 20, near Tower Bridge, London. (AP Photo/PA, David Parry) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

EDITORIAL: Mr. Monkey's business in merry old England

There's a bounty, sort of, on the head of Mr. Monkey in Old Blighty, where he made sport of the South Tyneside Council. Mr. Monkey is a blogger with a sense of humor, which is dangerous. The borough's councilmen spent more than $365,000 on a search that brought them across the sea to the steps of California's second-highest court.

FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, looks at a 64oz cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg Anagnostopoulos stands behind him, during a news conference at the cafe in New York. The New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, June 26, 2014 that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when it restricted the size of sodas. The court is siding with a lower court that overturned the 2012 ban.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

EDITORIAL: The food police trying to arrest soda, again

San Francisco and Berkeley nestle on the opposite side of the country from Manhattan, but they're all kindred spirits. City officials in these Bay Area bastions of bean sprout do-gooderism are attempting to accomplish what Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, couldn't.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled: "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Janet Yellen's choice

Janet Yellen, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave the markets a fright last week. She closed her testimony before Congress with a firm rejection of the notion that the central bank should be subject to monetary policy rules that would get in the way of the central bank's "independence."