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Editorial: Look beyond safety forces for fixing financial woes

It happens every year. The annual city budget comes up for approval and talk turns to cutting safety forces. Compounding the problem this year is the absence of a $1.2 million SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response)...

The hidden geopolitics of fracking

The geopolitics of fracking Events in the United States occurring during the past two weeks promise to shake up global energy markets and undermine Russian power, unless President Obama or Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

Here’s to the bride and groom

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Your childhood friend is getting married, and he’s asked you to be his best man. So now what? You’ve coordinated the groomsmen, paid for the tux, taken care of all travel arrangements,...

Hillary Clinton’s solar energy baloney

Hillary Clinton’s solar energy baloney One of Hillary Clinton’s wackier ideas is to build half a million solar panels – at taxpayer expense. It would be one of the largest corporate welfare giveaways in American...

Eight examples where ‘fact-checking’ became opinion journalism

Eight examples where ‘fact-checking’ became opinion journalism The media coverage on the presidential contest seems to have come down to “fact-checking,” with The New York Times, The Washington Post and Politico...

Defeating jihadists with force works every time

Defeating jihadists with force works every time Apologies to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who this week claimed we are in a “narrative war” with the Islamic State, or ISIS, but here’s the only narrative that...

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