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Editorials

Obama deported far more immigrants than Trump; where was outrage then?

Arresting, detaining and deporting illegal immigrants is outrageous, many leading Democrats maintain. Some have called for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be eliminated, in effect opening our borders to all comers. But where was the compassion for illegal immigrants during ...

Scorching heat brings increased risks

We are told by just about anyone whose job it is to predict weather that we will experience the hottest temperatures of the year so far this weekend, with the thermometer climbing into the mid-to-upper 90s and the heat index (how hot it feels outside) reaching triple digits during the ...

If baseball cares about its fans, it will mandate expanded stadium netting

Few sports, if any, are intertwined with history like baseball. Generation after generation, fans of America’s pastime enjoy not only debating the state of the game today, but arguing which era was baseball’s “golden age” and which stars of differing eras truly were the best of all ...

Lawmakers, Wolf must compromise on voting machines

State lawmakers recently passed a separate measure amid their budget votes that designates $90 million to pay for counties instituting new voting machines that have an auditable paper trail ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Given the state’s history of unfunded mandates inflicted on ...

Sunday hunt may put target on lawmakers

It’s easy to understand why opponents of Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania are wary regarding the apparent “compromise” legislation that passed the state Senate on June 26, sending it to the House of Representatives for consideration. The obvious basis for concern is that Sunday hunting, ...

Manchin’s US Soccer Federation bill is right on goal

Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: In an important way, the women are doing more valuable work. U.S. ...

Preventing ill, injured kids from falling behind at school is vital

When many of us who are now adults were kids, we’d view any chance to miss school as a bonus — even if that meant having to deal with an illness. And even though many of us would enjoy catching daytime TV staples like “The Price Is Right” when home from school, often times a teacher ...

US should be willing to help Mexico stem tide of illegal immigration

Even before President Donald Trump threatened to use tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the United States, that country’s leaders seemed to be doing more than their predecessors to keep potential illegal immigrants from crossing our southern border. Now, however, the campaign has ...

Sexual predators need to be kept behind bars

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...

What can be done about taxpayer-funded programs?

Still think we haven’t painted ourselves into a corner in this country with the taxpayer-funded public assistance programs that now keep so many families afloat? A study by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation shows 20 percent of Buckeye State businesses have had problems with ...