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Opinion

Veterans deserve the best care

Editorials

Depression among military veterans too often leads to them commiting suicide, in numbers some view as a crisis. Apparently the Department of Veterans Affairs does not consider dealing with it a priority. A few weeks ago, the VA inspector general released a report highly critical of the ...

Remember His words

Editorials

The life lived by a simple itinerant rabbi some 2,000 years ago has a lasting power that believers are sure came from God. The words of Jesus of Nazareth are remembered, celebrated and lived around the world, echoing into the hearts and minds of generations across the millennia, in a world ...

Start reform from square one

Editorials

With a new move to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance law gaining steam, President Donald Trump and members of Congress already are being urged to not go too far. Trump is being urged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations representing the health care and health ...

Keep deconfliction in place

Editorials

Russia’s saber rattling in reaction to a U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase was to be expected. For the most part, it was nothing about which to be concerned. But one of Moscow’s actions is exceedingly worrisome. After the U.S. attack, Russian officials said they were severing ...

The grad mill

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Is there a crime called snookery? If so, our universities should be indicted for it. The taxpayers are burdened with over a trillion dollars in student loans because of these snake oil peddlers. High school graduates who can’t pass English or math proficiency tests or get a loan ...

Roasts and Toasts

Editorials

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. Signed submissions from readers may be considered, but are not automatically ...

The right man for the job

Editorials

One sentence in the Associated Press story about the Monday swearing in of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court makes it clear he was the right choice for the position. Gorsuch, 49, is known as an “originalist” or a “strict constructionist.” According to the AP, that means he ...

Trump walked the walk

Editorials

It did not take long for our nation’s enemies to learn that when former President Barack Obama warned certain actions would constitute crossing a “red line,” they had nothing about which to worry. “Red line” after “red line” was crossed with no consequences. That no longer is ...

Address the entitlement issue

Editorials

Certain expensive government programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, often are referred to as “entitlements.” That is because many Americans view them as virtual rights. Unfortunately, the list of entitlements has grown beyond what taxpayers can sustain. Last week, we learned ...

Route 30 plan may be worth it as long as ODOT goes along

Editorials

The U.S. Route 30 project, which would make the road a four-lane highway from East Canton to state Route 11 near West Point, has been kicked around for more than 50 years. Now, Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson, who has been a perennial proponent of the project, has another idea for ...