Today's Editorials: Hasta La Vista, Universal Healthcare

WSJ: Notes that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's universal health-care plan for California is about to collapse, and argues that if the plan fails, it should cause universal health-care supporters to think twice about raising the issue on the national level.

USA Today: Says that as a result of Congress's failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform, local governments have attempted to write immigration laws themselves. "The result? Dozens of infuriating, unjust, unworkable -- and often heartless -- immigration policies."

NYT: Noting that Mattel announced yesterday that it would be recalling millions of Chinese-made toys, argues that it is "definitely not in America's interest -- economic, political or strategic -- to erect a barricade against Chinese imports, which could spark a mutually destructive trade war." The editors add: "What China needs is an effective and transparent regulatory system to enforce product safety standards."

WaPo : Notes that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments today on the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program, and predicts that the left-leaning San-Francisco-based court will issue an "anti-Bush administration" ruling that will cause the case to end up in the Supreme Court .... Urges the international community to launch a comprehensive investigation into who launched a failed missile attack against the Republic of Georgia, and to "hold accountable whomever the evidence implicates," even if the culprit turns (as expected) out to be Russia.

By Rob Anderson |  August 15, 2007; 9:04 AM ET
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