Saturday, July 26, 2008
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McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
The divide between gun-rights advocates and those who think every firearm in the United States should be smelted down into a giant pile of molten mush wasn't narrowed by much with the Supreme Court's ruling on the Washington gun ban.
A 9-0 vote one way or the other couldn't do that.
The gun-rights folks did have more to celebrate after last month's decision was announced. Finally, Americans have a bright-line answer of "yes" to the question of whether the Second Amendment outlines an individual right to keep a firearm, at least in one's home.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
A drilling platform off the California coast.
U.S. Department of Energy photo
McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
The following editorial appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, June 29:
At $4 a gallon, the high price of gas is hurting American families and putting a stranglehold on the nation's economy. This month, a survey funded by the nonpartisan Surdna Foundation found that families across the nation are paring budgets to pay for skyrocketing fuel costs, with poor families even scrimping on food and medicine. Days ago, Northwest Airlines' Doug Steenland grimly warned Congress of the risks of "out-of-control" fuel prices for his industry and others.