Opinion

Immigration is a real problem

Editorials

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?

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Job one: security

Letters to the Editor

Editor:Here in America we pride ourselves on our freedom of religion and fights against judging groups of people so it seems a contradiction to our teachings to judge Muslims and set restrictions on them.However, almost every terrorist in recent time has pledged to Islam and this must not be ...

What Brexit means to campaign

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...