Editorials

Most puzzling is what drives mass murderers

Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding — as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has — that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick ...

New gun law effectiveness should be part of discussion

A 33-year-old Southern California man’s murderous rampage last Wednesday was a reminder of the futility of relying on gun control laws to curb violence. He used knives to kill four people in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. After the man was apprehended, one police official described him as ...

Sometimes ‘intellectuals’ are anything but that

The problem with people who say things that make us scratch our heads — we call them “intellectuals” — is that too often, we accept their ideas simply because they are credentialed members of the deep-thinker community. It helps if they hold doctorates and have been published. They ...

Some guidance for college-bound students

Schools will be starting soon and although when it comes to safety and students, the first thought — and certainly merited — usually regards the safety of younger children. But older students will be off to college soon. And their safety should be a consideration especially for the parents ...

Stop the false outrage, academia

Academia makes a good show of standing up for the oppressed, championing the rights of the most vulnerable, advocating for victims … until it comes time to put their money where their false outrage has been. In the case of Ohio State University, there will be a lot of money to pay when the ...

Preventing more mass murders

Exactly why the pitiful, sick weaklings who murdered 31 people in Dayton and El Paso committed their horrific deeds may never be known. But as always, the reaction has been calls that the government do more to prevent mass killings. Stricter gun control laws already have been suggested by ...

Make drug abuse crisis villians pay

More than 10 years ago, a representative for a drug distributor wrote of the opioid products his company was receiving, “Keep ’em comin’! Flyin’ out of here. It’s like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are…” In reply, a sales representative for ...

Not jumping to militarize communities the right call

In what sounds as though it might have been, shall we call it, a difference of opinion between Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, Gov. Mike DeWine was roped in about the best way to handle an escalation in violent crimes in the city. In fact, Deters ...

Veteran bill is just good common sense

Sometimes good things can happen in Washington. One did this week when the Senate approved a common-sense bill to help veterans of military service. Among those pushing for the measure, the Veteran STEM Scholarship Improvement Act, S 2011. It was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. ...

Time for Ryan to turn his attention back to Congress

The presidential bid being carried out by Trumbull County’s own Tim Ryan for the last few months has generated quite a buzz locally. Since traveling to New York City to announce his bid in April on national television, the longtime congressman now has appeared on stage in two national ...