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Editorials

Weinstein unchecked for too long

As the floodgates opened for a tidal wave of sexual assault allegations against former movie magnate Harvey Weinstein this week, quite a few in the entertainment industry have some explaining to do. It appears that Weinstein’s sexual predation was an open secret among many in Hollywood and ...

Be prepared for fire emergency

This week, Oct. 8-14, has been National Fire Prevention Week — a time set aside to honor our firefighters and review fire safety procedures. Sponsored annually by the National Fire Protection Association, this year’s theme, — “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” — focuses on ...

Countries must help themselves

Developed nations probably could do more to alleviate hunger and illness in third-world countries. But blaming ourselves solely for every outbreak and famine that occurs simply is not honest. Dr. Peter Salama, head of the United Nations’ World Health Organization, engaged in a bit of ...

Keep the CHIP bill clean

Few members of Congress seem to disagree that federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be continued. It serves an estimated 8.9 million youngsters whose parents have moderate incomes, but not low enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A bipartisan bill extending ...

ECOT not a political issue

With all the issues over which Democrats and Republicans should be doing battle in Ohio, it is a puzzle why some have chosen to focus on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. There is no good reason for any disagreement about ECOT. ECOT is an entirely online institution which is among charter ...

Let reason guide the debate

The massacre in Las Vegas will spark a furious debate in America. How can we as a people not wonder what, if anything, could have been done to prevent an attack that claimed at least 59 lives and wounded more than 500 other people? Knee-jerk reactions will abound. Some will say nothing less ...

Not good medicine for Ohio

Issue 2 on the November election ballot in Ohio sounds good. But that is the problem with the so-called “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.” It only sounds good. The proposal’s premise is that it would save taxpayers tons of money by requiring that state agencies and those receiving funds from ...

Generalizations, good and bad

A CBS television network attorney, Hayley Getfman-Gold, had this to say, via social media, about the massacre at a country-western music concert in Las Vegas: “I’m actually not even sympathetic (because) country music fans often are Republican gun toters.” CBS promptly and properly ...

Rumors accomplish nothing

Already, the rumor mill is grinding out an assortment of allegations regarding the horrific massacre in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Among the most troubling — and, unfortunately, easy to accept — is that the mass murderer, Stephan Paddock, did not act alone. Firing from a 32rd floor hotel ...

Compete in the face of evil

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...