Editorials

Show support for Chinese protesters

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Temporary pause in purge is prudent

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose indeed is required by law to oversee a cleanup of voter registration lists in the state’s 88 counties. However, reports of serious errors in the process suggest pausing it for a time may not be a bad idea. Some Democratic Party leaders, in a pattern seen ...

OVI checkpoints make roads safer

Proven successful deterrents in the ongoing battle by law enforcement agencies against impaired drivers have been OVI checkpoints. The Ohio State Highway Patrol teams with regional law agencies to set up checkpoints throughout our area. They are periodically conducted at different spots at ...

Sanders’ climate plan not realistic

One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ version of the “new green deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

No plans yet to help coal miners

Coal miners “are not my enemy. Workers in the fossil fuel industry are not my enemy,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. “Climate change is our enemy,” Sanders added. Like so many ultra-liberal politicians, Sanders wants ...

Rethink breaks for drug firms

What is now public in the past two weeks, what these pharmaceutical companies have done, there can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that they are responsible. … There is no doubt that they knew these drugs were addictive; there is no doubt they lied to the public … for a long period of ...

Trying to crack down on robocalls

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to ‘robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...

Medicare for all not as good as it sounds

“Medicare for all” sounded to a substantial number of Americans like a wonderful it, until they learned and thought more about it. Democratic candidates for president noticed the shift. Now, some who backed the proposal initially are altering their rhetoric. In essence, “Medicare for ...

Voters must stand up to meddling

Voters in every state, including ours, ought to be outraged at what is going on in Maine. There, massive outside intervention in an election is occurring — and the Russians have nothing to do with it. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, made headlines last year when she announced she would ...

Dangerous pets must be contained

Fifteen-foot pythons and 7-foot crocodiles are fun to look at in zoos — but not so enjoyable in the hills of West Virginia or the creeks of Ohio. A few weeks ago, a Morgantown man somehow let his 15-foot python escape into the woods outside the city. Efforts to find the reptile have been ...