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6/30/2014 11:36 PM
Jihadists’ foothold
Editorials
These are heady times for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It controls a wide swath of territory across the two countries in its name, and boasts on the Internet of obliterating the boundary drawn by the French and British nearly a century ago. …

7/1/2014 12:00 AM
Not a prayer
Editorials
Never mind the adage about fools rushing in where angels fear to tread. The U.S. Supreme Court defers to those who invoke religious belief, even if their personhood is invested in a for-profit corporation. …

7/1/2014 12:00 AM
Falling drones spur wake-up call
Letters to the Editor
In response to your June 21 article “Hundreds of drones have fallen out of sky; Crashes raise worry as civilian use looms”: These aircraft do not yet have the redundant mechanical and communications equipment necessary to fly in residential space. Drones haven’t reached a level of reliability to be safe. …

7/1/2014 12:00 AM
Suing and fuming
Editorials
Most Americans would agree that this nation has too much partisanship and too many lawsuits. In announcing last week that he will seek legislation that would allow the House of Representatives to sue President Obama, Speaker John Boehner of Ohio embraces a double dose of negativity. …

6/30/2014 12:00 AM
World Cup is an oasis in a desert
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
I’ve figured out why soccer, a game that excites the rest of the world but elicits yawns most of the time in America, gets our attention for a few weeks every four years during the World Cup: …

6/30/2014 12:00 AM
Problem with Iraq all on Bush
Letters to the Editor
Op-ed columnist Charles Krauthammer’s take on Iraq is predictable: In his narrow mind, it’s all President Obama’s fault (“Obama paying the price for dithering on Iraq,” June 22). George W. Bush bears sole responsibility for this disaster. …

6/30/2014 12:00 AM
Primitive justice
Editorials
In 2012, a young woman was sentenced to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian. Meriam Ibrahim was charged with the capital offense of renouncing Islam, the religion of the father who abandoned her when she was 6 years old. …

6/30/2014 12:00 AM
Road to ruin
Editorials
Straight talk in Washington is as rare as smooth pavement. But Congress got a dose on transportation funding this month from Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.). …