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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The same federal judge who last week threw out Washington, D.C.'s, ban on carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional has given the District of Columbia 90 days to figure out what it wants to do next. That means legal gun owners will continue to see their legally registered weapons restricted to their homes or businesses. Criminals armed with illegal guns, of course, will continue to roam the streets with impunity. ... We're heartened to see that The New York Times has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. But what took it so long? And The Times calls itself “progressive”? Heck, we've been in favor of full marijuana legalization for years. That said, Pennsylvania remains among the states with full marijuana prohibition. It's time to get with the program. ... The National Park Service is spending more than $140,000 to send 10 college students to Australia for a “climate change journey” in November, reports The Washington Free Beacon. And, by golly, the students even will be expected take notes. Imagine that! And we're sure that in no time at all, some or all of the 10 will show up in the media being quoted as “experts.” ... Speaking of climate clucking, Western Pennsylvania broke records this week for summer cold. “What was that, honey? Why, yes, of course, I'll throw another log on the fire, baby — all that global warming is making it cold outside.”

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