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Editorials

Federal Reserve focus must be on pandemic recovery, not inflation

At this point in the economy’s recovery from COVID-19, the concern needs to be stagnation, not inflation. Good for Federal Reserve officials for recognizing that. Central banks are looked to for help in situations such as that facing the economy today. By holding down interest rates, they ...

Hearts of those in college admission scandal were not in the ‘right place’

Virtually all of the rich and powerful parents caught in the federal probe last year of cheating schemes meant to get their children into prestigious colleges and universities have insisted their hearts were in the right place. They just wanted to help their children. What mom or dad cannot ...

Housing market rebounds despite pandemic woes

Among the brightest bits of news linked to the COVID-19 epidemic was the report last week that home sales are booming in the United States. The pace of home purchases jumped by a record-high 24.7% last month, according to the National Association of Realtors. Analysts credited low mortgage ...

No matter how you do it, make plans now to vote this November

In what is perhaps the understatement to end all understatements, 2020 has been a year unlike any other in most of our lifetimes. So, it stands to reason that the presidential election scheduled to happen later this year will be unlike any previous one in our nation’s history. With the ...

Fed must be careful not to repeat mistakes that burst housing bubble

Among the brightest bits of news linked to the COVID-19 epidemic was the report last week that home sales are booming in the United States. The pace of home purchases jumped by a record-high 24.7% last month, according to the National Association of Realtors. Analysts credited low mortgage ...

Clinesmith case should be disturbing to any American who values freedom

It is more than unfortunate that virtually everything seems to be colored by politics these days. It also may be hazardous to our freedoms. More and more, it is becoming apparent that a few powerful people in the government broke the law in spying on a candidate for president in 2016. Just ...

Responses to letters belong here, must be professional

Each day, we share our thoughts and opinions in this space. We don’t reasonably expect everyone to agree with us, but we expect any response to what we say will be courteous, even if disagreeable. On some days, we share the opinions of our readers through letters to the editor. Again, ...

Killing of children must stop. Period

During the week that ended Aug. 16, more than 30 American children were killed or wounded in shootings across the United States, according to one gun violence archive. Among the most recent tragedies was one in Akron, Ohio. There, Mikayla Pickett, 8 years old, was hit by a bullet fired by one ...

Congress fails Americans with self-serving action, failure to act

Politics often seems to be an all-or-nothing contest — even when the American people are those who will get nothing. Whatever happened to common-sense compromise? When did putting off a battle in order to help the people survive a war become a bad idea? It was reported last Friday that ...

Colleges will be proving ground for safety of future of education

Fall classes already have begun at some colleges and universities. During the next few weeks, hundreds more will attempt to do so. COVID-19 is enough of a threat in many states that some institutions of higher learning will not be allowing in-person classes, at least at first. Students will ...