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For a few weeks in 1992, US politics were all about “family values.” President George H.W. Bush was in electoral trouble because of a weak economy and rising inequality.

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According to the lawsuits that four drug companies agreed to settle last week, the “opioid epidemic” was caused by overprescription of pain medication, which suggests that curtailing the supply of analgesics such as hydrocodone and oxycodone is the key to reducing opioid-related deaths. But …

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Cuba has had disappointing economies for decades in its sagging history and Wall Street Journal Columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady has dug deeply into the reasons in a column in the WSJ published Monday.

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I have never bought the conspiracy theories that COVID-19 was a diabolical political plot to undermine the country. But what is apparent with each passing week is that the virus has been the springboard for the Left’s agenda to transform America in a way that Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michael Moo…

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As cities across the world open up, urban planners and architects – and the rest of us — are looking around, asking whether our streets and buildings will be, or should be, the same again.

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Critical Ethnic Studies couldn’t get in the front door of California’s public schools, so now adherents of the historical perspective that’s considered by many to be both anti-white American and anti-Semitic are trying to enter through the rear.

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Right now, selling a home is akin to selling beer on a troopship: Buyers are so eager they’ll pay almost any amount. The median home sales price in the United States was nearly 23% higher in June than a year earlier.

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With the Delta variant quickly spreading, not only in Los Angeles County, but also other parts of the country, it seems that more people are masking up again.

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A state legislative bill that could have killed rooftop solar installation in California is now itself dead, but the issue that sparked it lives on, now left to be resolved by a state commission that has long been a utility company lapdog.

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WASHINGTON — The British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender recently broke away from the HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group to conduct a Black Sea mission that triggered Russia’s reflexive dishonesty. This was one episode among several lately that demonstrate increasing resistance to Ru…

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Residents in one La Crescenta neighborhood have said “not in my neighborhood,” when it comes to a convicted, violent sexual predator moving in. Now, residents in Sun Village might have to deal with him, instead.

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When Governor Charlie Baker first proposed that sales taxes in Massachusetts be suspended this summer — not, as in years past, for two days but for two months — my reaction was lukewarm. Rather than eliminate the sales tax for one-sixth of the year, I reasoned, why not reduce the sales tax r…

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In what may be July’s most important global story, US President Joseph Biden has issued a stern warning that the United States will “take any necessary action” to defend critical American infrastructure following a massive ransomware attack by suspected Russian cybercriminals.

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Nostalgia is an essential ingredient in class reunions, wedding anniversaries and Baseball Hall of Fame inductions. But it’s a poor source of guidance for public policy. Often, rose-colored memories serve to obscure dangers and cloud judgment.

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Are we taking a step backward in the battle against COVID-19, or did health officials act too soon in relaxing the rules of wearing a mask indoors?

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California voters resoundingly backed the idea of cash bail last fall, when they rejected Proposition 25 by a 56-44 percent margin, more than a 2 million-vote majority relegating a state law passed early in 2019 to the trash bin.

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On Sept. 17, 1787, America’s founding fathers signed the new nation’s preamble to the Constitution, which declared “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general W…

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The way it was: Some years ago, I attended a meeting in which President Barack Obama asked a group of economists for unconventional policy ideas. I distinctly remember him saying: “Don’t tell me that I should spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure. I know that, but I can’t do it.”

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It’s finally cooling down a bit after what seemed like an eternity of triple-digit temperatures reaching as high as 111 some days. It seems that high 90s are more tolerable than triple digits, even though it’s still hot out.

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The price of oil surged to $75 a barrel the other day under President Joe Biden’s green energy policies. The price was as low as $35 a barrel under former President Donald Trump because he believed in American energy dominance (“Drill, baby, drill”).