Tag Archives: Washington Times

Driver rams car into Lee's Summit police department

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) – Lee’s Summit police are investigating after a driver crashed into the department’s front lobby. Police said the car’s 43-year-old driver was taken into custody after the crash early Monday. The investigation into the cause is continuing. KMBC-TV reports the driver would have had to navigate several obstacles, including several limestone Read More…

Russia: Spy arrests reflect anti-corruption fight

MOSCOW (AP) – The Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia’s top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked about the arrests that the Kremlin has coordinated anti-corruption efforts that targeted “all agencies and officials of any rank without exclusion.” Read More…

EDITORIAL: Iran's hostility seems implacable, but a tiny flame of reconciliation burns in Korea

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The two most obstreperous children in the “family” of nations are at it again, rattling sabers as if in unison. Iran’s furtive provocations in the Persian Gulf are roiling the Middle East and North Korea’s resumption of missile testing is once more putting Asia on edge. America’s responses are distinctly different, because the Islamic Read More…

EDITORIAL: No cheating on friends

ANALYSIS/OPINION: A president who talks and acts tough on trade has been a long time coming. Donald Trump made getting fair dealing on trade a major plank in his campaign platform and has followed through. China can’t say it wasn’t warned about the imposition this week of additional tariffs on selected goods coming into the Read More…

EDITORIAL: Here come the driverless cars

ANALYSIS/OPINION: America’s lengthy love affair with the automobile is about to be put to the test. Self-driving cars, or as the techno-geeks call them, “highly autonomous vehicles,” are revving up to take over the road, and sooner rather than later. Giving up the keys to a collection of rolling computers will require adjustments. Prevention of Read More…

EDITORIAL: Losing the war in Afghanistan

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The war in Afghanistan, which was an expensive losing proposition for the Russians, is proving to be an expensive losing proposition for the United States as well. The American struggle to root out terrorism and establish stability in Afghanistan, paid for by American blood and money, is failing. The United States pursued Islamic terrorists Read More…

EDITORIAL: The unfixed broken health care system

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Presidents from Bill Clinton forward have made bold pledges to fix America’s broken health care system. Indeed, the broken system and what to do about it is usually a theme of presidential campaigns. Yet the system is still broken, and government interventions in the medical marketplace have created more problems than they solved. Donald Read More…