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Editorials

  • Your mileage may vary

    The following editorial was published in the Detroit News on March 7.

    If President Donald Trump orders a review of automotive fuel economy standards as he reportedly will do, he will be affirming an important principle: Government should keep its promises. The president is expected to grant a request made by 18 automakers, including Detroit’s Big Three, to review the mileage mandates the companies and President Barack Obama agreed to in 2011.

  • Tapped out (of credibility)

    The following editorial originally published in the Norwich Bulletin (Conn.) on March 6.

    If President Donald Trump’s boundless temerity hadn’t already tested and exhausted the tolerance of every American who doesn’t own a red hat, he probably alienated those last few holdouts on Saturday.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 10, 2017

    THUMBS UP! REACHING FOR THE SKIES

  • Drug war revived

    The following editorial originally appeared in the Portland Press Herald (Maine) on Feb. 26.

    Just when you thought the useless and wasteful drug-war philosophy of the past was slowly receding in the rear view mirror, the Trump administration is pulling a U-turn.

  • Was it another campaign speech?

    Editor’s note: The following editorial excerpt is from the Dallas Morning News, published March 1.

    President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress Tuesday was one of his better moments since his election. It marked a welcome change of tone since his inauguration just weeks ago, when he painted such a dark, insular picture of America and its role in the world.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - March 3, 2017

    THUMBS UP! ALUMBRA CARES
    March marks one full year that Las Vegas has been without an OB department.  Since the closure, Alumbra Women’s Health and Maternity Care, LLC, a for profit nurse-midwifery practice, has lost half its income, and yet is still trying to keep its doors open and improve the health and lives of women in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.  They have applied for and received a federal 501c3 designation creating a non-profit organization that can receive tax-deductible donations, and are raising funds at the office and through crowdrise.com.

  • Civil rights is federal issue

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from The Concord Monitor (N.H.) and was published Feb. 23.

    We were reminded this week of an old George Carlin quote that was printed on the Monitor’s Forum page not long ago:

    “Save the planet? We don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another.” It’s true, especially that last part, and if you need evidence just ask a transgender person.

  • Drivers and technology

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the (Macon, Georgia) Telegraph and was originally published on Feb. 20.

    With all our technological advancements in the vehicle arena, more people are dying in crashes than at almost any time in history according to the National Safety Council. The NSC estimates that 40,200 people died in automobile accidents in 2016, up 6 percent over 2015. We haven’t seen this level of vehicle death in a decade. ...

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 24, 2017

    THUMBS UP! INSPIRING GIRLS TO REACH FOR STARS

  • The moral high ground

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Salem (Mass.) News and was originally published on Feb. 13.

    “Torture works. ... And waterboarding is your minor form. Some people say it’s not actually torture. Let’s assume it is. But they asked me the question: What do you think of waterboarding? Absolutely fine. But we should go much stronger than waterboarding. ... They’re chopping off heads.”
    — Donald Trump, Jan. 17, in Sun City, South Carolina