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Not on the school supplies list

Editorials Every kid wants to start the school year with sharpened pencils and a full supply of notebook paper. Guns aren’t usually part of a back-to-school arsenal. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that’s why Walmart is apologizing for a sign reading “own the school year like a hero” hanging over a display of guns. The phrase is part of the company’s back-to-school campaign, but... 4:00pm 08/16/17

GI Bill receives worthy bump

Editorials This summer, the Rethink Vets program launched by The Heinz Endowments has been encouraging employers to consider hiring more veterans. The advertising campaign -- “Don’t just call veterans heroes. Call them for an interview” -- also worked to influence the public perception of veterans and underscore their readiness to join the workforce. The goals of this campaign have just... 4:00pm 08/12/17

Bridges: Feds need to get serious

Editorials This week marked the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minn. That tragedy, in which 13 people died and 145 were injured, was seen as a wake-up call to the nation about our aging and deficient infrastructure. Unfortunately, despite a decade in which to act, most of the nation has done very little to upgrade its infrastructure. According to the... 4:00pm 08/11/17

Protecting against newest scams

Editorials Once upon a time, being on the Do Not Call list meant that marketers Did Not Call. There were always scams, of course, and fake charities, but federal regulators say the volume of scam calls is on the rise, a message underscored by Friday’s news release from the Florida Supreme Court warning that state’s residents to beware of a new rash of calls claiming to be from court... 4:00pm 08/10/17

Thoughts on grand juries

Editorials Equal justice: Blogger Pocahontas says no grand juries were empaneled for Benghazi, Clinton Foundation, Russia uranium transfer, 30,000 Clinton deleted emails, Iran cash transfer, Fast and Furious gun running, DNC media collusion during 2016 election campaign, political espionage through intelligence agencies, or illegal unmasking of Americans but Trump investigations, absent... 4:00pm 08/08/17