Editorials

Editorials

The conservative case for a carbon tax

Most days the news about climate change and the human response can be highly discouraging. President Donald Trump has picked climate skeptics, if not deniers, to lead the federal energy and environmental protection agencies, and the new U.S. president once called global warming a hoax cooked up by China.

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Why is vaccine safety still debated?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report in 2014 that estimated vaccinations would prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born during the 20 years prior. But, as is often the case, we don’t know a good thing when we see it.

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Flynn fiasco will test Trump

Michael Flynn had everything President Donald Trump was looking for in a senior White House national security adviser. He is a retired lieutenant general and though Trump was deferred from military service, he has been enamored of generals. He is a tough-talking, America-First true believer. And, he was a critic of President Barack Obama. Flynn fit the Trump mold of wanting to get in-your-face with Democrats and career government officials.

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Shock-and-awe migrant crackdown requires articulation of a plan

If President Donald Trump truly wants to conduct mass arrests and deportations of undocumented migrants in this country, there’s little secret where they’re hiding. He merely needs to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to sweep through the nation’s vast chicken farms, restaurant kitchens, or fruit and vegetable fields of California to net hundreds of thousands of migrants working here illegally.

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Flynn is just the first target

If we are to believe the Trump White House, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn just resigned because he lied about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the vice president. As White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told NBC’s “Today Show” on Tuesday: “Misleading the vice president really was the key here.”

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Dentistry pilot worth small state investment

Some research has showed that treatment of gum disease in patients with diabetes can reduce the costs of their overall medical care. Similarly, treating a pregnant mother’s dental decay may reduce both a mother’s and a baby’s risk of developing complications and cavities later in life.

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Warren in the right

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will rue the day he moved to shush Sen. Elizabeth Warren for trying to read a 30-year-old letter from Coretta Scott King critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general.

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Focus elections reform on problems that exist

Secretary of State Kim Wyman doesn’t believe illegal voting took place under her watch in November. For context, Wyman says there have been just 18 verified voter fraud cases over the past 20 years in this state, and improvements including a decadeold statewide voter registry have reduced risks of illegal voting.

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Kelly twins offer data for space travel

When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after nearly a year on the International Space Station, he was 2 inches taller than his twin, astronaut Mark Kelly. When Scott left, he and his earthbound brother were the same height.

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GOP outrage changes

Republicans loved to complain about the federal government picking winners and losers under the guidance of President Barack Obama — that’s why the GOP base screams about Solyndra as often as it does George Soros, even though it is a safe bet the majority of those people have no idea what Solyndra is or why they should care about Soros.

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Democrats follow GOP playbook

Democrats will probably overwhelmingly oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. That’s a reflection of the party’s growing conviction that all-out opposition to the Republican agenda is a winning political strategy.

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ACA faces death spiral

The first executive order that President Donald Trump signed gave federal agencies broad powers to change, delay or waive provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The order was short on specifics. At first, it seemed like a gimmick aimed at fulfilling Trump’s campaign pledge to start repealing Obamacare on his first day in office. But in its vagueness lies a major problem.

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