Editorials

Education plan could work

For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has outlined a plan that could make a very real difference to them.Kasich has not fallen victim to taking the easy way out on college costs. That is the path ...

Speed up income tax relief

Every dollar Ohioans have to send to local, state or federal government in taxes is a dollar they cannot use to improve their lives or those of their children. For businesses, it is a dollar they cannot use to create new jobs.So Gov. John Kasich is right: State government should take as little ...

Kasich staying the course

In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum last week in which he called for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the race to become the Republican ...

Who do you think will pay?

How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, "I'm going to have to add some to your bill. We have to cover the costs of state-mandated $15 an hour minimum wage. Also, we're charging more to cover the city-required ...

Let chips fall where they may

Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. That can place the many people at the agency who dedicate their lives to enforcing the law impartially in very difficult situations.They are in one now. It seems clear that while secretary of state, ...

Bias claims should have a limit

A lawsuit has been filed in the Ohio, demanding the state stop collecting sales taxes on feminine hygiene products because such action allegedly discriminates against women.Four Cleveland-area women are behind the suit, according to their attorney, Sandra Kelly. Their action argues the tax ...

‘Name and shame’ doesn’t work

Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home.That is why one highly touted strategy against the hackers is merely a demonstration that many U.S. officials just ...

Address the threat of hacking

About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal HeathCare.gov website, the Government Accountability Office revealed last week. Millions of people seeking information about health insurance or signing up for it use the website, often providing highly ...

The best defense against terror

Throughout Europe on Tuesday afternoon, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her country stands in "full solidarity" with Belgium, where 31 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded in bombings by Islamic terrorists, Merkel said.European Union ...

Seal the deal, quicker

It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEALs. Those whose rifles were taken so other SEALs could have weapons during deployments have had their guns returned.Earlier this month, Hunter demanded answers after some of the ...