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Editorials

Everyone working in health care industry is deserving of our thanks and praise

People in our health care industry — not just the doctors and nurses, even though their work is vital — but anyone who works to support the industry deserves the highest of commendation. While it’s easy to see what a nurse or doctor does to save the life of a critically-ill patient, the ...

Patience will be needed to complete a most-trying year of education

As much as we’d all like for the COVID-19 pandemic to be but a memory, the fact is, despite the development and distribution of vaccines, it will still be a considerable amount of time before life returns to anything resembling what it was in February 2020. That applies to our schools as ...

Our law enforcement officers worthy of recognition for keeping public safe

How appropriate that we recognize law enforcement officers — and the rule of law — in the aftermath of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol. Saturday was is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, meant to recognize the men and women in blue for upholding the oath to protect and ...

Those who pushed opioids despite knowing the dangers deserve no leniency

It seems difficult sometimes to keep up with all the lawsuits against drug companies without a scorecard. But the more we learn about the truly evil practices in which some engaged, the more it seems the punishment cannot be too harsh. A bipartisan congressional report issued in early ...

We must do better to ‘lower the temperature’ of our political discourse

We all saw what happened Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Violent protesters broke into the building, ransacked the place, forced entry into both the House and Senate chambers and the offices of several lawmakers, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. ...

Approaching 2021 with cautious optimism

As America begins its trek through the “2021 Experience,” no one should be content with just shallow, general expressions of hope that the next 12 months will be better than the year just ended. If 2021 plays out as an anemic response to the many bad aspects of 2020, the citizens of this ...

Work must be done to fix educational damage wrought by COVID-19

Miguel Cardona, Joe Biden’s pick to become secretary of education, would have a full plate even without COVID-19. But the epidemic has been an education catastrophe, and dealing with the fallout from it simply must be Cardona’s top priority, assuming he is confirmed by the U.S. ...