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Editorials

Check the facts

One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. In a nutshell, one of its conclusions was simplistic - and very misleading.Trump gave a major speech Monday, outlining his plans for tax cuts intended to ...

Does anyone at UN, WHO even care enough to stop incompetence?

One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died - no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers - as a result of the failures.In February, the World Health Organization, an arm of the U.N., shipped more than six million doses of yellow ...

Viewers will turn into hits on field rather than hits on stage

By late September, even voters interested in the presidential election may be ready for some football as an alternative to politics. Yet two of the three televised debates between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have been scheduled on nights when NFL games are to be ...

If Obama is concerned about US credibility, he has only himself to blame

With many Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, questioning the wisdom of a proposed 12-nation trade pact, its supporters are offering what they hope will be a persuasive argument. Rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership plan would damage our credibility abroad, they say.On Tuesday, ...

Finding vaccine and cure for Zika virus should be a major priority

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory that pregnant women should stay out of a section of Miami is not the most disturbing news about the Zika virus this week.CDC officials' warning was bad enough, to be sure. The agency said an outbreak of 14 cases of Zika in Miami's Wynwood ...

Some things are more important than politics

While it can be hard to do sometimes, we're going to put aside the presidential election and the partisan politics that come with it for a moment to do something that is long overdue.We want to thank anyone, anywhere who has ever lost a family member in military service to this great nation. ...

More needs to be done to point out positive things our police are doing

Only William Gossett knows with certainty what he would have done had police in Monaca, not arrested him outside a movie theater.His father told reporters he was relieved when he learned Gossett, 21, had been arrested. And a prosecutor said there was a "real possibility" Gossett, of Covington, ...

Harsher penalties needed for completely unacceptable behavior

If you are among the perverted class who engage in "upskirt" photography, Georgia may be the place for you."Upskirting," using small cameras, cellphones or other devices, is the practice of taking photographs of women in skirts from below. The whole idea is a sleazy invasion of privacy.But a ...

Mosby should not be let off hook for botching Freddie Gray death case

On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. He was placed into the back of a police van, where he fell into a coma. He died in a hospital seven days later, of injuries to his spinal cord.Some in the ...

It’s long past time to focus on eradicating IS terrorists

Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during morning Mass Tuesday. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat.The attack was the most recent in a string of atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists, who seem to be ...