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shouldn’t worry too much about North Korea shooting a nuke this way. The regime isn’t capable of it, for one thing. Read what he has to say in the Chicago Tribune.
On the subject of illegal immigration, Rabbi Sandy Sasso writes in the Indianapolis Star that national laws on immigration should uphold the best of American values. Excerpt: “In 1939 the term ‘illegal immigrant’ was first used as a slur by the British toward Jews who were fleeing the Nazis and entering Palestine without authorization. But Elie Wiesel reminds us, ‘No human being is illegal.’
The Deseret News in Salt Lake City notes that cameras are being allowed in Utah courtrooms beginning this month. In an editorial, the paper urges news outlets to use this new privilege responsibly, and it also applauds the move as a way to bring greater insights into how the judiciary functions and to increase accountability.
Gun control continues to be a big topic nationally. The Amarillo Globe-News in Texas says too many people are guilty of a knee-jerk reaction, blaming the National Rifle Association, when other factors besides guns may have been to blame for Adam Lanza’s tragic massacre of schoolchildren and teachers in Connecticut. Authorities found more than just guns in Lanza’s room. “… why single out one entity (in this case the NRA) when it is just as probable that this person was influenced by an unhealthy fascination with a violent video game?”
Stockton, Calif., has declared bankruptcy, the latest city to give up the fight to balance its books. But this is more than just a local story. The Sacramento Bee says the biggest question to be resolved is whether the city has the right reduce public employee pension costs to get its books in order. Many people will be watching for the answer with interest.
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has nearly 40 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.