Parking tickets are an irritating fact of life for city dwellers. But a parking-tickets case before the New Hampshire Supreme Court last week turned on the right of free speech and the proper role of government.
Sitting out an election is not always an act of apathy or civic disengagement. Sometimes it can be the right choice, when the options are as unappetizing, as they are in the nation’s capital this year for voters charged with choosing a successor to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.
We’re in the homestretch of the campaign, and voters can look forward soon to blessed relief from the yard signs, telephone calls and television commercials.
Perhaps nowhere else has the Democrats’ phony “Republican war on women” narrative boomeranged, and in such force, as in the race for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Frank R. Wolf, the Virginia Republican incumbent.
The Ebola threat seems to have subsided, and that’s cause for cautious relief. The operative word is “seems,” but three weeks have passed since an unemployed Liberian man flew into the United States and infected two health care workers with the deadly virus.