Editorials

Let chips fall where they may

Politics rules everything in Washington, even at the top levels of the Justice Department. That can place the many people at the agency who dedicate their lives to enforcing the law impartially in very difficult situations.They are in one now. It seems clear that while secretary of state, ...

Bias claims should have a limit

A lawsuit has been filed in the Ohio, demanding the state stop collecting sales taxes on feminine hygiene products because such action allegedly discriminates against women.Four Cleveland-area women are behind the suit, according to their attorney, Sandra Kelly. Their action argues the tax ...

‘Name and shame’ doesn’t work

Hackers from China, Iran and North Korea who infiltrate U.S. computer networks really do not care whether Americans know their names. In fact, that could make them heroes at home.That is why one highly touted strategy against the hackers is merely a demonstration that many U.S. officials just ...

Address the threat of hacking

About four times a week, on average, hackers gain access to information in the federal HeathCare.gov website, the Government Accountability Office revealed last week. Millions of people seeking information about health insurance or signing up for it use the website, often providing highly ...

The best defense against terror

Throughout Europe on Tuesday afternoon, heads of state made pledges similar to that from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her country stands in "full solidarity" with Belgium, where 31 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded in bombings by Islamic terrorists, Merkel said.European Union ...

Seal the deal, quicker

It was all a mistake, the Navy told U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. There is no shortage of rifles for Navy SEALs. Those whose rifles were taken so other SEALs could have weapons during deployments have had their guns returned.Earlier this month, Hunter demanded answers after some of the ...

MY TURN

Respect and restraint.During two incidents this week involving East Liverpool police officers, I witnessed an appalling lack of one and an impressive display of the other.Both incidents involved the same African-American man who claimed to be from New Jersey but whose identity has - at this ...

The war on natural gas

If there was any doubt Hillary Clinton is dedicated to devastating West Virginia and much of Ohio, she has erased it.Her plan to intensify President Barack Obama's war on coal and reasonably priced electricity is just a start. Clinton also wants to put a stranglehold on natural gas.She ...

It is only a matter of when

U.S. officials cannot say - or at least, will not - whether North Korea has managed to miniaturize nuclear weapons enough to use them as missile warheads. If that has occurred, it is an extraordinarily serious threat to world peace.North Korean officials claim they have built a nuclear device ...

You can make a difference

Tuesday is primary day in Ohio.In Columbiana County we have only a handful of races and issues to decide, but on the national level, our votes in Ohio may go a long way toward determining who the Republican and Democratic candidates for president will be.Local Republicans will decide between ...