Editorials

The real promises of socialism

The paradises promoters of socialism promise often turn out to be bottomless pits of misery. Even questioning the totalitarian regimes can be dangerous. Central and South America are proving to be incubators of repression and economic want because of socialism. In Venezuela, which should be ...

Keep wind farms save as possible

Wind farms to generate electricity are wonderful for the environment, Americans have been led to believe. The truth is more complicated. Tall towers on which enormous spinning blades are mounted can be massive killers of birds. Officials at the Ohio Power Siting Board want to minimize that ...

The real promises of socialism

The paradises promoters of socialism promise often turn out to be bottomless pits of misery. Even questioning the totalitarian regimes can be dangerous. Central and South America are proving to be incubators of repression and economic want because of socialism. In Venezuela, which should be ...

Fast track Johnson’s legislation

Expanding high-speed internet access to rural areas is critical in our region. Too many West Virginians and Ohioans lack what has become a virtual necessity. One obstacle to that is knowing precisely what areas already have broadband service. The system relied on by the Federal Communications ...

Lessons Detroit could learn

Politicians in the big-government crowd would have us believe that spending tons of money on public schools is the way to ensure children get good educations. Really? Ask parents in Detroit about that. At $14,259, Detroit public schools’ per-pupil spending is the eighth-highest of the 100 ...

Pause for a moment to reflect

It has been 17 years since the terrorists’ attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 changed our world in many ways. The attacks were the deadliest terrorist act in world history, and the most devastating foreign attack on United States soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, ...

Stop the delaying tactics

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

South Field may be the real deal

Too many times over the last 30 years, big economic projects have been proposed for Columbiana County, only to have them fall apart at the last minute. Remember Baard Energy in Wellsville, or the electric car plant planning to locate in East Liverpool? To be fair, a couple of proposed ...

Farm subsidies and poor ethics

Occasionally, members of Congress become ensnared in technicalities in ethics rules. Some have been criticized officially for potential conflicts of interest involving personal businesses that might be affected by bills upon which the lawmakers vote. What about measures providing billions of ...

Working for country’s benefit

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...