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With USA Freedom Act America finally moves beyond Sept. 11

In the end, Congress did the right thing. The USA Freedom Act, which ends the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records,...

Obamacare plan ignores what’s broken and breaks what works

There’s good reason for Congress to remodel some aspects of Obamacare. More than half of people who get health coverage through the insurance exchanges...

Best fix for drug approval process is incremental change

The process for approving new drugs in the U.S. takes a long time and costs a lot of money. But in trying to speed...

Bank settlements are significant for their guilty pleas

Five of the biggest banks in the world pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal charges and essentially admitted they defrauded their customers. What’s significant about...

Saving the middle class means cost controls on health care

The U.S. health-care system has been squeezing the country’s middle class for years. The passage of the Affordable Care Act has relieved some of...

How the U.S. economy can reclaim its dynamism and growth

America means business -- or used to. Time was, anyone with a good idea and some startup money could take a chance and open...

The challenge of addressing middle-class economic anxiety

No one can quite agree on what it means, much less what to do about it, but that hasn’t stopped every announced candidate for...

Violence in Baltimore undermines earlier peaceful protests

It is pointless to ask which is more outrageous: deadly police misconduct or when violence erupts in response to it. Both are -- but...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s work is cut out for her

After an inexcusable five-month delay, the Senate last week finally confirmed The Editors to be attorney general. The vote is definitely good news for...

Simpler rules are the right way to support community banks

Legislators say they want to clear an obstacle to U.S. prosperity: burdensome regulation of the community banks on which much of small-town America relies....
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