Opinion

Don’t enable abusers in Congress

Editorials

When most men are found to have harassed or attacked women, they pay a price. It may be dismissal from a job. It may be a hefty lawsuit judgment or out-of-court settlement. Sometimes, that helps predators escape criminal prosecution. You will not be surprised to learn things are different in ...

Keep your shopping local

Editorials

Today is known as Black Friday and originally it signaled the start of the holiday shopping season. In recent years, however, the shopping season has gotten off to an earlier start as many stores have offered specials the week before Thanksgiving and some merchants have opted to be open all day ...

Still, it’s a day to be thankful

Editorials

A year ago today, we offered the hope that the nation could stop being Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, and just enjoy being together and being thankful, to enjoy a family style holiday. A year later, we don’t offer such hope because the nation has spent the better ...

Zimbabwe deserves better

Editorials

U.S. officials have taken the traditional stance regarding last week’s military coup in Zimbabwe: This country does not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, they said. That simply is not true. In essence, it amounts to diplomacy-speak for, “We’re not certain what happened ...

Good food, good company

Editorials

In Columbiana County and the surrounding area there is much to be thankful for again this Thanksgiving season. Included in our many blessings are the generous community-minded people who make sure the less fortunate among us are able to have a bountiful holiday meal. Community Thanksgiving ...

Meet the problem head on

Editorials

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media ...

When the big trees fall

Editorials

“Operation Big Oak”... “Down the way gang.” If these sound like code words used during a war, it’s because they are — they’re code names used in a war on drugs that has been waged locally for years. These particular terms have been associated with an investigation that has been ...

More focus on the families

Editorials

If a bipartisan assessment of the U.S. Senate’s tax reform bill is accurate, lawmakers need to go back to the drawing board. A measure being billed as tax relief should not force millions of Americans to pay more. Analysts for Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation have concluded the ...

Probe the Russian connection

Editorials

If you believe those linked to the 2010 deal in which a Russian company gained control of one-fifth of U.S. uranium supplies donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation out of the goodness of their hearts, we have some swamp land in Florida that may interest you. And if you believe former ...

The art of compromise

Editorials

Keep your eyes on the prize, members of Congress. And remember, politics sometimes has to be the art of compromise. With just days to go before important votes on tax reform packages are planned in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, a major difference of opinion has reared its ...