Editorials

The time to confirm Kavanaugh

An FBI report focusing on allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has found no evidence to back them up. Yet — of course — many Senate Democrats insist Kavanaugh is guilty. He should not be confirmed, they insist. Was there ever any real doubt that ...

Leniency on FEMA deadlines

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

The Romans would be proud

Unless the FBI uncovers facts to back up allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, members of the U.S. Senate should vote to confirm him. The situation is that simple. Senate Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh have perfected the art of the moving target. First, they insisted that ...

Be careful what you post

Forget the paper trail once relied upon by investigators. As the near-continual parade of politicians, celebrities and athletes accused of misbehavior — often long ago — reminds us, it’s the electronic trail that matters these days. And, in contrast to paper documents that can be ...

Junk those unsightly vehicles

St. Clair and Liverpool Township trustees have taken action recently to help beautify their townships and others should consider following suit. Both decided to clamp down on property owners who like to display junk vehicle collections. Both townships passed resolutions instituting ...

Keep economic heat on Iran

Even defenders of the deal former President Barack Obama’s administration negotiated with Iran admitted that it would delay Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons only about 10 years. That was three years ago. Now, some are warning that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the ...

Viciousness poisoning country

As U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley pointed out Thursday morning, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have one thing in common: Both are victims of the viciousness that has taken over our public discourse. Grassley, R-Iowa, was opening a ...

Reauthorize the LWCF

If you enjoy outdoor recreation, whether that means camping in a wilderness area or just taking the kids to the playground at a city park, there is an excellent chance you owe a debt of gratitude to a federal program of which you may never have heard. It is the Land and Water Conservation ...

Is there a solution in sight?

Last year, drug overdoses claimed 4,854 lives in the Buckeye State, according to an analysis of coroners’ reports by the Columbus Dispatch. That is an increase of about 20 percent compared to 2016. Substance abuse is growing worse. It also is changing, as is the case in other states, ...

Political weaponry

One may be tempted to wonder why, if they are so eager to get at the truth, powerful Democrats in the U.S. Senate kept allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh under wraps for so long. Actually, there is no question about the cynical game being played by Sen. Dianne ...