Editorials

Rail safety needs addressed

Two crew members were killed last week when an Amtrak passenger train on the wrong track crashed into a line of freight cars. More than 100 people were injured in the accident, which occurred in South Carolina. Rail accidents seem to have become a regular occurrence. Sunday’s was the third ...

Explore all options on ECOT

Ohio education officials say they have “other options” for recovering the $80 million owed to the state by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, now that the online charter school has shut down. For months, the state Department of Education had been deducting money from state funding for ...

Dreamers in no imminent danger

Liberals have wasted no opportunity to accuse President Donald Trump of wanting to deport hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the “dreamer” category. They are people who came here as children; many know no other life than that in America. One wonders what the president has to ...

Two online petitions not worth the paper they’re not written on

Online petitions are a relatively new phenomenon launched by private citizens in an attempt to right something they believe to be wrong in our world. Currently these petitions have no legal standing, and judging from two that were launched in the last couple of weeks, we’re glad they ...

How far will the FBI go?

When both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act last month, many lawmakers had their reservations. The House vote was 256-164. In the Senate, the tally was 65-34. Perhaps members of both houses should demand a “redo.” A short ...

Leave it to the private sector

Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...

Release the entire memo

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

Gitmo must be kept open

Though former President Barack Obama pledged in 2009 to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he was never able to accomplish it. Why? Because he could not propose an acceptable alternative site where terrorists could be held securely, without threat to the ...

Avoid the political potholes

In terms of our everyday lives, the most important thing President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union speech was to call on Congress to approve a campaign to restore and improve the nation’s infrastructure. We drive potholed roads and cross rusty bridges every day. We fret over ...

No surprise, it’s Schumer

It is unusual to see the extended hand of friendship slapped away before it is even offered — except in Washington. There, Democrat leaders rejected President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech attempt at conciliation before Trump began speaking. Hours before the president’s ...