Editorials

. . . and you’re out

Can anyone doubt seriously that if California teacher Gregory Salcido had lashed out in class with a tirade directed at, say, illegal immigrants, he would have been disciplined harshly? But neither that nor anything else politically correct was Salcido’s target. Instead, his venom was ...

Be ready when ACA is repealed

Liberals often claim that because government is too stingy with entitlement programs, some people have to choose between seeing a doctor or putting food on the table. Well, what if people could afford both if government would just butt out of their lives? The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare ...

Be part of all the facts

In 1994, the Morning Journal introduced a new annual publication — the Columbiana County FactBook. Chock full of useful facts about our county and every community within it, the FactBook became an instant hit with our readers. Through the years we added features on places of interest in our ...

Use the technology available

Medicare beneficiaries who are prescribed certain medicines must jump through some terribly outdated bureaucratic hoops to get them. Prior authorization is required for Medicare beneficiaries to have some drugs paid for by the government program. Often, that can mean pharmacists must spend ...

Ignore all the grandstanding

Perhaps some liberal voters will be fooled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “coup.”. Thoughtful Americans will not. After a weekend “government shutdown” provoked by Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow Democrat hardliners, the Senate voted Monday to approve a spending bill thatgot ...

The warning signs were there

In the aftermath of violent sprees students seem to launch with some regularity in schools, the question asked often is why no one saw it coming. Profiling children as potential killers is such a difficult task it does not even fall into the category of “inexact science.” Deciding ...

It is time to get to work

With drama over the “government shutdown” — engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and fellow liberals — over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Time is of the essence, because of unconstitutional action taken ...

The sooner the better

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill should have stepped down from the bench when he announced he was running for governor. But he did not. Instead, he continued campaigning, expressing opinions on various issues. We Americans have a tradition of discouraging such behavior, simply ...

A school calendar for all

The Lisbon school board last week touched on a subject that is sure to stir fervent arguments on all sides of the issue — changing the traditional school calendar. Moving away from the traditional school year with summers off to adopting a calendar calling for year-round classes was ...

Actors display their gifts

Let us be crystal clear about the stampede of entertainers distancing themselves from stars who are accused of sexual misdeeds: For at least some of those expressing outrage, it’s all an act. Many of them have known for years that the sexual harassment was rampant in their industry. Many ...