Editorials

Ready to negotiate

After weeks of fiery rhetoric from both North Korean and U.S. leaders, there were indications this week both sides were ready to negotiate their way out of a crisis. But let it be remembered that if talks among the various parties occur, they will repeat a decades-long pattern. It is that ...

Lessons from Virgina

Neither in the plain wording of the First Amendment nor in numerous court decisions reaffirming and elaborating on it is there any license for violence or inciting it. Yet some of those who use free speech as a shield clearly are bent on doing harm to others. A small group of bigots was ...

On the brink of chaos

President Donald Trump is right to be concerned about what is happening in Venezuela. He is wrong to consider use of U.S. military force to correct the situation. Venezuela appears to be on the brink of chaos as a result of action taken by that country’s leftist president, Nicolas Maduro. He ...

The challenges ahead

Enormous challenges lie ahead in rebuilding Mosul, Iraq, after many months of occupation by Islamic terrorists. But liberation of the city last week spotlighted an incredibly important turning point in the war against murderous extremist groups. Once a city of 3 million people, Mosul was ...

Enemies on all sides

For decades, U.S. military strategy could be focused on the single nation capable of launching an attack on our mainland, the old Soviet Union. A secondary, though still important, consideration was China. There were no other major threats to Americans here in the United States. That has ...

More explanation needed

The installation of traffic monitoring cameras in the city of East Liverpool has been a volatile issue to say the least. Since the cameras went into use and motorists began receiving fines for speeding in the mail in April, many have voiced their anger over the issue at City Council meetings ...

Trump has fueled a comeback

Liberals in the “we told you so” crowd frequently attempt to have their politics both ways. With President Donald Trump, they are gleeful in claiming he has not kept his promises to coal states — while neglecting to remind Americans many of the challenges facing fossil fuels are of ...

Don’t rely on sanctions to work

Leaders of most countries would buckle under the weight of economic sanctions such as those the United Nations is preparing to implement against North Korea. If fully effective, the steps could slash that nation’s exports by as much as one-third. President Donald Trump and other U.S. ...

On closer inspection . . .

Apparently undetected by anyone, rust had been eating away at the inside of a steel support beam on the Fire Ball ride erected at the Ohio State Fair last month. By July 26, the rust had done its deadly work. A young man was killed and seven other people were hurt when the Fire Ball flew ...

Wrong penalty for sanctuaries

Cities that refuse to help the federal government enforce the laws, including those on illegal immigration, should be penalized. But making it more difficult for them to crack down on violent criminals is not the way to do that. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week threatened to withhold ...