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Opinion

Medicaid must be addressed

Editorials

Health care reformers, not to mention tens of millions of other Americans who understand money does not grow on trees, are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. The rock is this: President Barack Obama’s signature health care takeover law encouraged states to expand the ...

Protect elections and privacy

Editorials

Controversy over a federal commission’s request for information on American voters is more than a bit overblown. Claims the panel is asking states to invade the privacy of voters are simply inaccurate, as a matter of fact. Still, secretaries of state Mac Warner in West Virginia and Jon ...

A killer’s ill-gotten gains

Editorials

Let us hope Omar Khadr never gets to enjoy a dime of the $8 million the Canadian government has awarded him, or gets to send any of it to his terrorist chums in Afghanistan. Khadr, a native of Canada, was 15 when he was captured by U.S. troops battling Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan. ...

Balance between nature, needs

Editorials

Under former President Barack Obama’s Waters of the United States rules, even fields dry most of the time and ditches rarely filled with water fell under the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority. That expansive power clearly was unneeded to safeguard the environment. As so often ...

What integrity?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Kris Kobach, vice chairman of Mr. Trump’s newly formed commission, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, sent a request to all 50 states asking them to provide “voter data.” This request wants the voters’ full names, including middle names, addresses, ...

What integrity?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Kris Kobach, vice chairman of Mr. Trump’s newly formed commission, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, sent a request to all 50 states asking them to provide “voter data.” This request wants the voters’ full names, including middle names, addresses, ...

Be sensible, safe on the road

Editorials

Four people from our area died in automobile accidents over the July Fourth holiday, making this one of the deadliest holiday weekends we have experienced in awhile. Speed and alcohol were cited as contributing factors for at least one of the crashes. Summertime is one of the most dangerous ...

Be sensible, safe on the road

Editorials

Four people from our area died in automobile accidents over the July Fourth holiday, making this one of the deadliest holiday weekends we have experienced in awhile. Speed and alcohol were cited as contributing factors for at least one of the crashes. Summertime is one of the most dangerous ...

Protection against scammers

Editorials

Criminals who specialize in scams often target the elderly. Their hope is that they can wipe out the life savings of people sometimes more vulnerable to being misled. Elderly Americans lose billions of dollars a year to scammers. It is puzzling that state and federal governments do not do a ...

Divine comedy

Letters to the Editor

Editor: How do we explain the laughter and applause of the audiences who listen to the filthy and agenda driven hate of Stephen Colbert and Kathy Griffin? It is because they are conditioned to laugh much like Pavlov’s dog who salivated when he heard the bell and then was given a ...