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Opinion

How far will the FBI go?

Editorials

When both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act last month, many lawmakers had their reservations. The House vote was 256-164. In the Senate, the tally was 65-34. Perhaps members of both houses should demand a “redo.” A short ...

Leave it to the private sector

Editorials

Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...

Release the entire memo

Editorials

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

Gitmo must be kept open

Editorials

Though former President Barack Obama pledged in 2009 to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he was never able to accomplish it. Why? Because he could not propose an acceptable alternative site where terrorists could be held securely, without threat to the ...

Avoid the political potholes

Editorials

In terms of our everyday lives, the most important thing President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union speech was to call on Congress to approve a campaign to restore and improve the nation’s infrastructure. We drive potholed roads and cross rusty bridges every day. We fret over ...

No surprise, it’s Schumer

Editorials

It is unusual to see the extended hand of friendship slapped away before it is even offered — except in Washington. There, Democrat leaders rejected President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech attempt at conciliation before Trump began speaking. Hours before the president’s ...

Another blow for Lisbon

Editorials

We were sad to report the closing of Morgan’s Drug in Lisbon, one of the many businesses that gave this little village its charm. Morgan’s had been a fixture in the downtown since 1915 and its closing shocked many residents. The Snyder family, which had owned the pharmacy since its ...

. . . and you’re out

Editorials

Can anyone doubt seriously that if California teacher Gregory Salcido had lashed out in class with a tirade directed at, say, illegal immigrants, he would have been disciplined harshly? But neither that nor anything else politically correct was Salcido’s target. Instead, his venom was ...

Be ready when ACA is repealed

Editorials

Liberals often claim that because government is too stingy with entitlement programs, some people have to choose between seeing a doctor or putting food on the table. Well, what if people could afford both if government would just butt out of their lives? The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare ...

Be part of all the facts

Editorials

In 1994, the Morning Journal introduced a new annual publication — the Columbiana County FactBook. Chock full of useful facts about our county and every community within it, the FactBook became an instant hit with our readers. Through the years we added features on places of interest in our ...