Opinion

Shoe now on the other foot

Editorials

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. Why, with more than a dozen viable candidates for president at one time, the GOP was going to be fractured so badly it could not recover in ...

Old Glory

Letters to the Editor

Editor:Our nation's fabric in stars and stripes has been taken from its place in the wind and placed under our feet in shame. Communities have become offended by the colors of red, white, and blue. And in this, our porches have become bare. Millennials are scuffing their shoes upon it across ...

An end and a beginning

Editorials

It's time for high school graduations once again in Columbiana County and the surrounding area. A time for celebration for many, but a time for caution as well.The season officially opened Friday when Sebring High School seniors were the first to receive their diplomas. American Spirit Academy ...

Use Zika money wisely

Editorials

Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later.Too often that is not the philosophy in Washington, where the cost of imprudent spending can be in the ...

Help Libya, not Islamic State

Editorials

One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States.This country and a few other world powers have revealed a plan to supply weapons to the government of ...

Lawmakers take the lead

Editorials

It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana - or at least, the active ingredient in it - for medicinal purposes within the next year or so. Some people believe that would be a blessing to those suffering from certain diseases.It could be a curse for many other Buckeye ...

An invasion of your privacy

Editorials

If you are an Ohioan who has received help from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, you may not want that fact to be common knowledge.Your mail carrier may know. So may others who see your mail.For the past five years, the department has been asking clients how ...

The master of the game

Editorials

Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and behave. This time around, the revelations came from Barack Obama's deputy national security ...

No apologies required

Editorials

President Barack Obama's aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. Americans have nothing for which to apologize.Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima later this month. ...

Case in point

Letters to the Editor

Editor:What disturbs me the most about Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is how the identities of our secret agents were compromised. Foreign countries have bizarre and cruel ways of punishing them.Case in point, Kim Philby was the son of a British bureaucrat who worked for the civil service in ...