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EDITORIAL: A court-packing payoff for Obamacare

Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday. Published September 4, 2014

Dillon Taylor was reportedly unarmed when he was shot two times near a 7-Eleven on Aug. 11 after getting into a confrontation with police officers. (Facebook)

EDITORIAL: Holder's double standard on a 'Ferguson' in Utah

There are police shootings, and then there are police shootings. The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who seem to show up at such shootings before the lawyers or the rescue squads, apparently haven't heard about the shooting of Dillon Taylor, 20, in Salt Lake City. Published September 4, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will Ferguson become another L.A.?

Twenty-two years ago, the residents of South Central Los Angeles didn't care for the first verdict in the Rodney King trial, so they decided to make their displeasure known. The result was 53 innocent people killed. Published September 3, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Automaker apprentice program works

Volkswagen's apprentice program is a winner ("Volkswagen tries to bring Germany's worker-friendly policies to U.S.," Web. Aug. 31). About 35 years ago, a top Volkswagen executive accepted an invitation to be keynote speaker at a seminar titled "Invest in the USA." Published September 3, 2014

Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat

EDITORIAL: Still no strategy for dealing with the Islamic State

President Obama still doesn't have any idea of what to do about the Islamic State, but a growing number of Democrats and Republicans in Congress do. They're determined to take the conduct of the war out of the president's hands. Published September 3, 2014

President Barack Obama walks past a portrait of former President Jimmy Carter, right, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, as he headed to the East Room for a news conference the day after the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

EDITORIAL: Another 'Recovery Summer' vanishes

Labor Day has come and gone and with it the season for white linen suits and two-tone shoes. It's the right time to ask: Where's that "Recovery Summer" we were promised four years ago? Published September 3, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: More Obama executive overreach

Big government means ideological double standards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new federal agency headed by an Obama crony, is illegally and without consequence retaliating against employees who allege discrimination. Published September 2, 2014

FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014, file photo, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. A publicist for Lawrence says the actress has contacted authorities after nude photos of her were apparently stolen and posted online. Intimate images of the Oscar-winning actress began appearing online on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, and nude images purported to be of other female celebrities were also being circulated online. The source of the leak was not immediately known.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

EDITORIAL: When a fed trolls for trouble online

Nearly everyone agrees there's a dark and smoky suburb across the River Styx reserved for child predators, but occasionally one of them shows up on somebody's payroll, even the government's. Published September 2, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 1, 2009, file photo, Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Grayson is denying he battered his estranged wife and says a video confirms his account. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

EDITORIAL: Militarizing law enforcement

There may be some good to come yet from the unfortunate events in Ferguson, Mo. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday about the perils of militarizing law enforcement. Published September 2, 2014

In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 photo from a television monitor  in Concord, N.H., U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. is seen in one of her television commercials.  The Democratic Party has been focusing much of its firepower on Brown and Walt Havenstein, one of the Republicans hoping to face Gov. Maggie Hassan, while paying little heed to Smith, Rubens or Havenstein's opponent, Andrew Hemingway.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

EDITORIAL: Delay amnesty, or deny Democrats?

Amnesty for millions of illegals — just not right now. That's the cry to President Obama of desperate incumbent Democratic senators in red and purple states. Published September 2, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop the bleeding in California

California's Democratic legislature pumping out more bills, including a vote to strike Proposition 187, denying state services to illegal aliens from the books, comes as no surprise. Published September 1, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama, take page from Cameron

Let's see if I have this right: British Prime minister David Cameron cut short his vacation last month and returned to London to deal with the Islamic State's barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley. Published September 1, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fanning the flames of racism

A lot of shootings go on in the world. People are killed all the time. Rarely do these shootings cause riots and escalating destruction. It takes idiots to burn down stores and wreck a generally peaceful community. Published September 1, 2014