Editorials

Immigration is a real problem

President Barack Obama and his chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, would have voters believe illegal immigration - by whatever name the politically correct crowd calls it these days - is not much of a problem.Tell that to those at the Department of Homeland Security who keep track of the number ...

Can we keep our republic?

As we celebrate our nation's birthday, it would be well for we Americans to reflect upon whether we have maintained the political philosophy the founders knew was essential to our continued independence.Upon leaving the convention at which the Constitution was written, Benjamin Franklin ...

A threat to our independence

Just how independent are Americans financially this Independence Day weekend? Not very.By the time President Barack Obama leaves office, the official national debt will have topped $20 trillion. During his time in office, the debt has nearly doubled.But that is not the full story. An incredible ...

Sit-in was about blame, not guns

Proponents of new limits on gun ownership should be furious with Democrats in the House of Representatives for the purely political "sit-in" demonstration they staged over gun control.It was an attempt to pin the blame for failure of gun control measures in the House on the Republican majority ...

Have a happy, safe holiday

Fourth of July celebrations in the Columbiana County area will start off with a bang this evening.Fireworks will be set off at dusk today at the Rogers Community Auction. A free concert beginning at 6 p.m. will kick off the celebration there.The community of Toronto in Jefferson County will ...

What Brexit means to campaign

One of Hillary Clinton's most often-repeated slams at her opponent for the presidency, Donald Trump, is that he allegedly would be a disaster for U.S. relations with other world powers. Trump, his critics insist, is not liked or trusted by many U.S. allies and the people in those countries.That ...

A natural conclusion

Advocates of swift, severe action to curb climate change are fond of pointing to "hottest ever" temperature reports, severe storms and droughts to back up their contention. We have heard a lot of that kind of talk during the past several months.Federal officials say the Earth in general has had ...

FDA can’t drag its feet

We have been accustomed to hearing about recalls of food products because of concerns they may make us sick. But according to a federal watchdog, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sometimes drags its feet on recalls.An extremely unusual "early alert" report on the problem was issued this ...

Agencies do no make the laws

Like a toddler throwing a tantrum because mom and dad didn't let him have his way, President Barack Obama lashed out over a federal judge's ruling. The difference is that while the child is rebelling against parental authority, Obama is upset because he is not being permitted to circumvent the ...

Motive behind Moody’s report

If elected president, Donald Trump would be a disaster for the U.S. economy, Hillary Clinton claimed during a speech Tuesday in Columbus. Why, Moody's Analytics has reported a Trump presidency would lead to a recession and about 3.5 million lost jobs, she added.Well, there was such a report. It ...