Opinion

No need to drill in Chaco Canyon

Editorials

The United States has become the world’s leading producer of petroleum, beating even Saudi Arabia. That means we can be somewhat choosy about where we drill for oil. Two key conflicts exist in that regard. One, of course, is protection of the environment, including natural treasures that, ...

Always mobile

Letters to the Editor

Editor: On behalf of the Board of Mobile Meals of Salem, we would like to extend our appreciation to the outstanding staff of the Salem Regional Medical Center which prepares our meals for delivery and the volunteers who braved minus zero degree weather to keep our delivery history ...

A disaster waiting to happen

Editorials

Perhaps Democratic candidate for president Sen. Kamala Harris wasn’t thinking when she cut loose with a sound bite she hoped would gain traction among voters. More likely, she was hoping listeners would not stop and think about what she said. Harris, a Californian, is making ...

Choose America

Letters to the Editor

Editor: An intensifying storm looms. At its epicenter is our American culture and biblical values. The Republican establishment, Democrat Socialists, anarchists and ideological religious militants are advancing the storm front. They don’t rally as one, yet demonstrate some very striking ...

Roasts & Toasts

Editorials

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. Signed submissions from readers may be considered, but are not automatically ...

I’m no victim

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I am am writing in an effort to correct inaccuracies stated in the submission from Karen Seidner of Lisbon titled “Law Should Bite Back at Someone” regarding an incident that happened in August at the Columbiana County Dog Pound. I am the volunteer who was bitten. I applaud and ...

Prayers for us all

Letters to the Editor

Editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their behalf, ...

Safety first

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I have been watching the Morning Journal articles concerning the proposed half percent tax increase. I have a few thoughts I would like to share. I have been watching how many calls our emergency technicians are not able to cover through no fault of the personnel. Our fire and ...

Questions Virginians must face

Editorials

It is easy to understand why some Virginians did not the same amount of attention as they would in a normal year to the president’s State of the Union address. Residents of the Old Dominion have their own political preoccupation this week. Credit Gov. Ralph Northam for that. He has posed a ...

A clear message to the Taliban

Editorials

To Americans of a certain age, the conflict in Afghanistan is beginning to look a lot like the Vietnam War. There are crucial differences, however, and they need to be borne in mind. U.S. troops continued to fight — and die — in Vietnam long after Washington stopped trying to win that ...