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Editorials

Clinton’s comments make her just like other ultra-liberals

Hillary Clinton made her feelings toward those who dare to disagree with her clear on Friday.Speaking at a fundraiser in New York, Clinton said half of those who support Donald Trump for president belong in a "basket of deplorables." She went on to label them "racist, sexist, homophobic, ...

America’s top priority has to be rebuilding its credibility

The loud yawn you may have heard Sunday came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was a reaction to a statement by President Barack Obama condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test.The United States will never accept North Korea as a nuclear power, Obama added.Really? ...

Zika needs to be treated like the public health threat it truly is

Public health officials say more than 670 pregnant women in the United States have been diagnosed with the Zika virus. At least 17 babies already have been born with microcephaly linked to the disease.And the federal government, specifically the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is ...

Eliminating use of ‘lone wolf’ attackers needs to be priority

It is no longer as easy as it was 15 years ago for terrorist groups to mount major assaults within the United States. They have turned to a more effective strategy, use of "lone wolf" attackers who have lived among us, sometimes for decades.In some ways that is a more serious threat. As we have ...

Consumers need to be saved from outrageous costs of health care products

In both 2014 and last year, Mylan Pharmaceuticals made more than $1 billion on its EpiPen. Of the more than 1,400 products the drug giant markets, the Epipen has been its shining star during recent years.Until just about a week ago. Now, after more than a week of negative publicity regarding ...

9/11 revealed America’s true character

It's long been said that adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it.There has been, perhaps, no tougher day in American history than Sept. 11, 2001. And on that day, despite the shock and devastation we all felt as we watched terrorists use hijacked airplanes to attack us, and on the days ...

Changes to VA need to be focused on ensuring veterans receive care

Members of Congress finally are showing some overdue concern about another outrage at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are demanding an explanation for why a new VA hospital in the Denver area is costing taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.The original estimate for the facility was ...

Government needs to take care of coal miners’ problems it caused

Coal miners understand taking responsibility for one's actions. They also share a concern in watching out for one's co-workers.Some of those retired from the mines must be bewildered that so many in federal government do not have those values.For decades, mining coal was among the most ...

Obama misplaces trust again, this time with China

Politics has made stranger bedfellows under President Barack Obama than at any other time during recent memory.He insists he trusts Iran to put its nuclear weapons plan on hold, despite evidence Tehran already is cheating on its promise to do so.Obama has normalized relations with Cuba, even ...

Pushers selling deadly drugs know the dangers, therefore are violent criminals

First Huntington, West Virginia. Then Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Louisville, Kentucky. An epidemic that might be called the White Death is sweeping that region of the country.It is heroin with an additive that makes it even more dangerous than the primary product, which is what many buyers think ...