Opinion

Ryan: a chance for change

Editorials

It can be hoped that at least some of the viciously partisan atmosphere in the U.S. Senate will fade away, now that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is on his way to retirement. But what about the House of Representatives? There, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has vowed ...

The U.S. is not a monarchy

Editorials

French President Francois Hollande declared last week the Paris pact calling for drastic reductions in use of fossil fuels to battle climate change is “irreversible.” Because outgoing President Barack Obama agreed to the deal, Americans must comply with it, Hollande added. Really, ...

Obama realizes his mistake

Editorials

Don’t make the same mistake I did, President Barack Obama seemed to be advising European leaders last week. Obama was on his last big trip abroad as president. Part of his purpose, as White House aides confirmed, was to reassure European leaders President-elect Donald Trump will keep key ...

There’s no reason to be alone

Editorials

In Columbiana County and the surrounding area  there is much to be thankful for again this Thanksgiving season. Included in  our many blessings are the generous community-minded people who make sure the less fortunate among us are able to have a bountiful holiday meal. Community ...

Let Keystone project proceed

Editorials

Among the most blatantly political of President Barack Obama’s actions has been blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Upon taking office, President-elect Donald Trump should change that. Designed to bring Canadian oil to the United States, the pipeline has been under review ...

Gitmo should not be shuttered

Editorials

In anticipation of the end of his presidency, Barack Obama has accelerated an initiative to empty the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and shut it down. Not long after he took office, Obama announced he would keep a campaign promise to close the center. In one of the most ...

Crack down on sanctuary cities

Editorials

If you are a school district that refuses to allow students to use the restroom of their choosing, you could be in big trouble. Your federal funding could be reduced or eliminated. But if you are a city proclaiming to illegal immigrants that you will help them dodge federal law, no ...

The terrorists were watching

Editorials

Leaders of other countries were not the only people overseas watching the U.S. presidential election last week. Many of them are concerned with maintaining good, if not friendly, relations with us. But others monitoring our leadership have no such desire. All they want to do is kill as ...

Time for election signs to go

Editorials

Let us hope the energy displayed by candidates for office and their supporters in placing the thousands of campaign signs that litter our area is matched by their speed in removing them. It has been impossible for weeks to travel anywhere without having one’s eyes assaulted by placards ...

Trump’s message was clear

Editorials

Donald Trump’s message can be summed up by something he said in May, regarding his pledge to erect a barrier to block illegal immigration across our southern border. Asked about the Mexican president’s dismissive comment regarding the plan, Trump said this: “The wall just got 10 ...