Opinion

U.S. needs back in space race

Editorials

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards last week when a ...

Due process, even for a sleaze

Editorials

Entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein was chosen long ago as the poster pervert for the #MeToo movement. Yet this past week, he became a reminder that justice in America is for everyone, not just people we like. Weinstein has been accused by many women of having used his power to victimize ...

Haley has tough shoes to fill

Editorials

Some in the White House are not especially fond of Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who became this country’s ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. Still, there is evidence Trump himself understood her great value to Americans. Haley revealed this ...

Help, as quickly as possible

Editorials

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Our state needs to provide whatever help is within our power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

Time for Democrats to move on

Editorials

Behavior by some Democrat leaders in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice reminds one of some sports fans who just can’t believe their team lost. You know the refrain: We was robbed! But Democrats who engaged in character assassination against Kavanaugh ...

Learn not to burn

Editorials

This week is National Fire Prevention Week — a time set aside to honor our firefighters and review fire safety procedures. Sponsored annually by the National Fire Protection Association, this year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” This theme ...

Don’t waste DNA technology

Editorials

More than a few “cold case” crimes, some years old, have been solved by using DNA samples. Those taken from crime victims or scenes sometimes can be matched to DNA taken from previously arrested offenders. That works only if information about previous offenders’ DNA is on file, ...

Cyberware also a threat

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

Mueller should wrap up probe

Editorials

As often is the case when special counsel investigations are launched in Washington, the one headed by Robert Mueller has become far more complex and wide-ranging than some observers expected. It was in May 2017 that Mueller was told by the Justice Department to form a team and investigate ...

Still your source for news

Editorials

Today is the beginning of National Newspaper Week, the time when newspapers pay homage to ourselves and celebrates the ways we affect your everyday life. This year’s theme, “Journalism matters NOW more than ever” celebrates the role newspapers play in local communities and in our ...