Opinion

True disgrace

Letters to the Editor

Editor:The disgrace of the Benghazi affair is that the lives of our civil servants and soldiers were subordinated to Barack Obama's re-election.When over 600 pleas were sent out for help the pundits in the situation room in Washington were debating whether the soldiers should come to the aid of ...

It does not all fall on the cops

Editorials

"We're asking cops to do too much in this country," Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. "Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve," he explained.Brown, whose department lost five officers to a racially motivated killer last week, is right to an ...

Give teeth to VA reform law

Editorials

One reason so many bureaucrats get away with murder is that the government so often does nothing more than slap them on the wrists, if even that. The standard excuse is that employment laws prevent any meaningful punishment.After the wait-list scandal erupted at the Department of Veterans ...

Another hot spot may emerge

Editorials

During President Barack Obama's administration, U.S. foreign policy has been a disaster. Longtime allies are re-evaluating their reliance on Washington. Meanwhile, old foes are flexing their muscles.One of them, Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega, kicked three U.S. officials out of his country ...

More laws not the answer

Editorials

Weeks after the massacre in Orlando, Fla., and even as Americans were celebrating their liberties, President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberals continued to pound the drums for more gun control laws.They insist that banning "weapons of war" would prevent mass murder such as that ...

Chip and unsealed

Letters to the Editor

Editor:The state of roadways in our community are always changing. Some roadways seems to never get any attention, others seem to be worked on constantly.Lisbon-Canfield Road between Franklin Square and state Route 344 has recently had some work done. In theory, this is a good thing. In ...

Give Salem residents vote on charter government

Editorials

Salem voters may get a chance to set the wheels in motion to establish a charter form of government for their town in the November general election.City Council last week held the first reading of an ordinance that will place on the ballot the issue of a charter government formation and elect ...

The Greenpeace dropout

Editorials

Advocates of drastic action to address climate change would have us believe there is no argument about the facts of the situation. But there is.Greenpeace, the global organization that sometimes uses unconventional tactics to bring attention to its environmental concerns, is among those ...

Taliban’s might has increased

Editorials

Not long after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, American troops spearheaded a military coalition that forced the Taliban government out of power in Afghanistan. As hosts of Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorists, the Taliban had sided with the enemies of civilization.Then Barack Obama ...

A few cuts could not hurt

Editorials

A bill to help battle the Zika virus and some of its victims has been passed by the House of Representatives. President Barack Obama says he will veto it if it reaches his desk.Why? Because the bill appropriates $1.1 billion -and Obama had demanded $1.9 billion. And, apparently, because ...