Editorials

One thing is clear

Turmoil has been the order of the day among leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Listing all the many concerns of millions of voters who have been loyalists of either party would require a book. But a book by Donna Brazile, formerly chairwoman of the Democratic National ...

Enforce gun laws

The 26 men, women and children massacred in a Texas church Sunday might be alive today if existing laws on firearms ownership had been obeyed. They were not — and the full extent of government’s failure in that regard is both horrifying and angering many Americans. Devin Patrick Kelley, ...

Remember to thank a vet

It all began on Nov. 11, 1918 and was originally known as Armistice Day. At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the armistice ending World War I was signed. The day later became a holiday to not only celebrate the end of World War I— then known as the war to end all wars — ...

Puerto Rico must do its part

President Donald Trump has been accused of discriminating against Puerto Rico in terms of U.S. aid to help the island recover from devastating hurricanes. Far from it. Trump appears to be discriminating against U.S. states with big disaster recovery bills. Trump previously had told the ...

The only real solution

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City last week? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. In mid-afternoon, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this country from ...

Do not compromise too much

Republicans writing a comprehensive tax reform bill already have made compromises. One occurred last week, when they bowed to the “tax-the-rich” crowd by agreeing to leave rates at current levels for top earners. Those are the very people most likely to have taken any tax savings and ...

Much will depend on Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day, a very important day for determining the future of our Columbiana County communities. Unlike last year when the presidential election theatrics began very early, this year’s election may seem rather dull and unexciting. Don’t let that fool you into thinking that ...

Country does need a tax cut

As conservatives in Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to enacting a major tax relief bill, liberal opponents are scrambling to find arguments against it. Their quest has taken them even to the point of disavowing — for now — one of the key tenets of liberal philosophy. Now, ...

Nothing has changed in Iran

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officials announced this week that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, has restricted the range of missiles manufactured in Iran to 1,240 miles. Oh. Everything’s all right, then. All that worry over Iran’s missile and nuclear weapons ...

We must be intelligent

Knowing what North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is thinking is virtually impossible, because of his brutal, often erratic personality. One question is whether he understands he has an ace in the hole and is using it. If so, Kim may well bring on a nuclear war. During the weekend, U.S. ...