Editorials

Graduation requirements don’t make better citizens

If something does not change, about one-third of the juniors in Ohio public high schools will not be given diplomas when they had hoped in spring of 2018. That is because they will not have complied with all the state’s requirements to graduate. Obviously, something is wrong. The problems ...

We were born at night but . . .

There’s an old saying in the newspaper business that when a politician tells you it’s not about the money, you can bet the house it is most certainly about the money. We were reminded of this in recent weeks after East Liverpool, Wellsville and now Liverpool Township announced one by one ...

North Korea is the top priority

President Donald Trump is being criticized for dropping complaints about currency manipulation by China, while he attempts to gain Beijing’s help against North Korea’s rogue regime. It is true that China’s currency manipulation has been harmful to some U.S. businesses and workers. At ...

The facts of a very real life

It’s hard to believe that prom season is upon us already, but at least one area school will hold its annual dance tonight and more will take place during the next few weeks. Every year as prom time approaches, we have graphic photos on our front page of young accident victims. ...

Roasts and Toasts

ROAST the inconsiderate jerk responsible for letting his or her dog defecate in the Morning Journal parking lot several times in recent weeks and leaving the piles for employees to step around or accidentally drive over. The idea of cleaning up after your dog in public is apparently a foreign ...

Don’t hide the visitor logs

Some of what Americans knew about former President Barack Obama came through knowledge of visitors welcomed to the White House. Many represented ultra-liberal points of view. Now, however, President Donald Trump reportedly plans to keep White House visitor logs confidential. He should alter ...

Keep generic medicine available

Many of us have found generic medicines to be good alternatives to more expensive brand-name drugs. But sometimes, they are not available. If we need a certain pharmaceutical, we have no choice but to pay the higher price for the brand-name version. There may be good, acceptable reasons for ...

Veterans deserve the best care

Depression among military veterans too often leads to them commiting suicide, in numbers some view as a crisis. Apparently the Department of Veterans Affairs does not consider dealing with it a priority. A few weeks ago, the VA inspector general released a report highly critical of the ...

Remember His words

The life lived by a simple itinerant rabbi some 2,000 years ago has a lasting power that believers are sure came from God. The words of Jesus of Nazareth are remembered, celebrated and lived around the world, echoing into the hearts and minds of generations across the millennia, in a world ...

Start reform from square one

With a new move to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance law gaining steam, President Donald Trump and members of Congress already are being urged to not go too far. Trump is being urged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations representing the health care and health ...