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Editorials

Who stands as the real enemy of climate change?

Curious, is it not, that the major industrial power doing the most to battle climate change is the target of the bulk of criticism regarding that concern? With a new general session of the United Nations under way, multiple world leaders are citing worry about a range of issues. In fairness ...

Improve health of women, children

Ohio still has work to do — just as much as this time last year, as a matter of fact — when it comes to the health of women and children. According to data released by the United Health Foundation, Ohio is unmoved from its spot at 32nd in the nation on the 2019 America’s Health Rankings ...

The Kavanaugh smear campaign continues on

Last year, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced confirmation hearings that at times seemed more like an inquisition than an effort by senators to get at the truth. In the end the fact Kavanaugh had been subjected to a purely partisan assault became clear when the full Senate voted on his ...

Vaping dangers should be obvious

How it is that few in government regulatory agencies thought to question the safety of a new nicotine delivery system four years ago is a question that needs to be answered. For now, however, reversing what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling “the youth nicotine epidemic” needs ...

Keep working toward energy independence

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said damage from an attack on oil production facilities last weekend is being repaired quickly. By Wednesday, about half the production capacity affected had been restored. Still, the interruption in exports from the oil-rich kingdom ought to serve as a reminder ...

Trump right in rejecting talks with the Taliban

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

Episode drives home 2nd Amendment value

An attack last week just up the road in Warren by a would-be purse snatcher is the perfect example of how pistol-packing law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves. A Willard Avenue woman told a reporter for our sister newspaper, The Tribune Chronicle, she “prayed I never had to” ...

Trump plan for mortgage companies could be bad

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is right to be concerned about a proposal to privatize two mortgage industry giants that have been under federal control for about a decade. But Brown, D-Ohio, may be missing the big picture. Before the so-called “subprime mortgage crisis” several years ago, two ...

Show support for Chinese protesters

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Temporary pause in purge is prudent

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose indeed is required by law to oversee a cleanup of voter registration lists in the state’s 88 counties. However, reports of serious errors in the process suggest pausing it for a time may not be a bad idea. Some Democratic Party leaders, in a pattern seen ...