Texas: Can’t tie water contamination to drilling

HOUSTON (AP) — The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it...
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Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

AP Photo/JULIE JACOBSON DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months. It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over...

Lane: Michael Kinsley was right about government secrets

Any freedom, no matter how precious, is subject to abuse. Liberty minus the rule of law equals anarchy. Unless tempered by “a little practical wisdom,” Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson famously warned in 1949, the Bill of Rights might become “a suicide pact.” That is why...

Pre-authorizing a war with Iran is not the way to go

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The EPA’s new coal-plant rules will be a bureaucratic nightmare

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The IRS should not be the speech police

In her May 21 op-ed column, “Illuminating dark money,” Ruth Marcus ignored perhaps the most important question surrounding recent Internal Revenue Service efforts to restrict the activities of social welfare organizations: Should we regulate political speech through an...

Tom Robbins taught an invaluable lesson

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Free to be me at the public library

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US Aid For 12 Communities To Attract Manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has named the first communities that will receive special attention to help them attract global manufacturers. The initiative was started last September and is meant to encourage communities to develop long-term strategies to compete for...

Ignatius: Obama’s foreign policy repeats some avoidable mistakes

President Obama’s measured defense of his foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday made many cogent points to rebut critics. Unfortunately, the speech also showed that he hasn’t digested some of the crucial lessons of his presidency. Obama wisely said he wants “to...