Editorials

Good choice for science post

Government policy ought to be guided by solid science, not political correctness. That seems obvious, and President Donald Trump appears to agree. Last week, he nominated Uni1versity of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier to head the White House Office of Science and Technology ...

No link to fires, climate change

With destructive, deadly wildfires in California making both headlines and dramatic pictures, expect a new round of claims that climate change is to blame. But if there is a link between global warming and wildfires, it is a negative one. Solid, scientific research indicates the area burned ...

Time to end the Russia probe?

For more than a year, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, as has occurred previously in special counsel probes, Mueller and his staff have branched out. Wrongdoing not connected directly to the election has been ...

Giving Manafort a fair shake

Give U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III credit for insisting that Paul Manafort get the fairest trial possible. Manafort, at one time during 2016 a key adviser to Donald Trump in his bid for president, went on trial this week on charges unrelated to that campaign. Manafort is accused of a ...

The proper frame of mind

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has made it clear he has mixed feelings about the availability of firearms in America. Gun, gang and drug violence “has plagued all of us,” Kavanaugh wrote in one opinion from his current position as a federal judge in Washington. He added a ...

Positive signals from Mexico

Most illegal immigrants come to the United States for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own homelands more ...

The European Union blinks

His critics labeled President Donald Trump a dangerous bull in the economic china shop when he threatened to slap new tariffs on some goods imported from European Union members. They were long overdue in response to unfair trade tactics aimed at the United States by the EU, Trump ...

Memories of Hanoi Jane linger

Actress Jane Fonda’s active support for America’s enemies during the Vietnam War — and her terrible, unfair criticism of U.S. troops — earned her the hatred of many veterans. Now Fonda, 80, claims she has regrets. Of the infamous 1972 photograph showing her at the controls of a North ...

Do not buy Kim’s promises

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea last week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

Wheel on down to the fair

It’s time once again to “Wheel on Down” to the Columbiana County Fair. The 173rd edition of the annual fest is scheduled to kick off officially at 6 p.m. Monday with the crowning of the 4-H king and queen. Preliminary events start today with the garden tractor pull at 1 p.m. While the ...