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Editorials

Part of the education problem

Some proponents of taxpayer-funded charter schools are outspoken critics of public education. But a few, in making excuses for their own failures to perform, sound very much like they are part of the problem, too.State officials in Ohio have begun holding charter schools accountable both for ...

What? Us worry? Yes

Don't worry, liberals ranging from Hillary Clinton to President Barack Obama assure us. The government can check all those immigrants from the Middle East to ensure none of them are terrorists.Last week, The Associated Press reported, an internal Homeland Security audit revealed the government ...

No improvement yet at VA

Revelations of mismanagement, waste and outright criminal behavior at the Department of Veterans Affairs have become a regular thing. From veterans forced to wait weeks or months to see VA doctors to outrageous spending by the agency, the VA is an ongoing train wreck.Quickly, now: How many VA ...

Vets, share your stories

We can never do enough to show our appreciation for the men and women who have served in our country's military. So here at the Morning Journal we would like to feature the unsung military heroes in our midst.To share the stories of our local military veterans with our readers. the Columbiana ...

Help for gambling addiction

Public schools, and local and state government entities in Ohio raked in about $10 billion during the past four years, some of it by feeding an addiction that can ruin lives and wreck families.It is revenue from illegal gambling. An analysis of it in the Buckeye State estimated about $63 ...

We don’t need more of same

Applications for unemployment benefits were up during the first week of September. Retail sales slumped in August. Manufacturing was down in many areas of the country.Despite the White House's touting of statistics chosen very selectively in an attempt to show the U.S. economy is recovering ...

Aid and comfort to the enemy

It took just hours for the liberal political class to switch gears into reverse over the terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota during the weekend.At first, some resisted blaming the assaults on Islamic terrorism. But then, they realized they were dealing with an opportunity: ...

Start with our credibility

The loud yawn you may have heard last week came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was a reaction to a statement by President Barack Obama condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test.The United States will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power, Obama ...

Giving the panda a chance

China's brutality in punishing criminals makes it easier for the government to enforce its will, of course. Still, Beijing deserves credit for a striking achievement in conservation.The giant panda, native to China, no longer is an endangered species, an international conservation group has ...

United against terrorism

Among the most striking aspects of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks for many of us in the news media was how easy it was to get "local" stories about what happened.When the second airliner crashed into the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. that day, it became apparent to tens of millions of ...