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Opinion

Reining in the bureaucracy

Editorials

On Jan. 30, President Donald Trump issued an order that requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one they establish. It was in keeping with his pledge to reduce the cost and intrusiveness of government. Now, two organizations and a labor union have filed a lawsuit ...

Charters not the biggest issue

Editorials

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education means the end of public schools as we know them, her critics have charged. There was enough concern about that among senators that 50 of them voted against her. For the first time in history, a tie vote over a Cabinet nominee had to be ...

Meter math

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Does anyone in favor of metered parking own or operate a downtown business? How would you feel if you owned a business, and in one month, had seven customers say they would no longer buy from you because of the $10 parking sting if they spend a few extra minutes shopping in your ...

ELO should wait for clearer picture of traffic cam issue

Editorials

The city of East Liverpool seems to be going full-speed ahead with installing a portable photo-laser speed enforcement system. In fact, it could be in place by month’s end. It might be wise, however, if city officials would slow down and wait for a decision from the Ohio Supreme Court on ...

Fairness is the key ingredient

Editorials

An independent federal election commission intended to help states with their voting systems should be eliminated, members of a House of Representatives committee voted this week. Created after the 2000 presidential election raised questions about fairness and honesty, the Election Assistance ...

A partnership worth keeping

Editorials

Keeping any sort of structure in good condition requires regular maintenance and, on occasion, replacement of worn-out components. Ensuring money is available to do that can be a challenge, but it is prudent financial management. That, in essence, appears to be the rationale for a bill ...

We’re still an exceptional nation

Editorials

Donald Trump is president in part because many Americans disliked his predecessor’s habit of refusing to recognize the exceptional nature of our government and the American people. Too often, former President Barack Obama cited our nation’s challenges — and there are many — in ...

No need for a third

Letters to the Editor

Editor: It is a shame that our history is being destroyed. History is important and should be preserved. Our whole county is rich in history and could be a busy area for travelers and history buffs bringing in tourist dollars for the county. We have a number of historical buildings and the ...

Waste no time to fill FERC seats

Editorials

A major natural gas pipeline serving our region will be built as a result of a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline should ease the problem of gas “locked in” to West Virginia and East Ohio because there is no way to ship it. But the ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

The Morning Journal welcomes readers’ contributions for inclusion in the Letters to the Editor column. All letters must be signed (a typewritten name will not suffice) and must include a full address and telephone number for verification. Letters should be typewritten and be 500 words or ...