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Editorials

Message from Trump administration about marijuana use is right on the money

As more and more U.S. states look to decriminalize recreational marijuana use, which also seems to become more socially accepted every day, we are in agreement with an announcement made Thursday by the Trump administration highlighting the dangers of using cannibis, especially adolescents and ...

Racism exists in this nation, yes, but it is not ‘institutional’

Despite comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this week, racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States. But it does exist — and that simply is unacceptable. We as a people need to do more to stamp it out. No form of bigotry, including the ...

If you feel different, you drive different

As Labor Day, seen by many as the unofficial end of summer, approaches this coming Monday, many people who are fortunate enough to have the day off will take the opportunity for one final summer blowout, which for some will include consuming alcohol. And while adults of age drinking ...

Using deficit spending as political ploy will not fix the problem

A new complaint is coming from President Donald Trump’s critics — though the wiser politicians among them probably will hesitate before saying too much. Some analysts were predicting recently that the federal government’s budget deficit during the coming fiscal year will exceed $1 ...

Federal control of health care means higher taxes and more limitations

Medicare for all sounded to a substantial number of Americans like a wonderful it, until they learned and thought more about it. Democratic candidates for president noticed the shift. Now, some who backed the proposal initially are altering their rhetoric. In essence, “Medicare for all” ...

Bipartisan approach in Ohio could be example for those in DC

Ohioans have a specific reason for concern about mass murderers. The current round of angst regarding them was sparked in part by the deaths of nine people in Dayton, at the hands of a deranged gunman who was prevented from killing even more by the swift action of police, who shot him ...

Most who wear badge do so the right way and for the right reasons

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are accused regularly — and as a class — of being too eager to use violence, especially against African-Americans. Those who have that attitude ought to consider what happened Wednesday night in Philadelphia. During the day there, police went to ...

Is today’s Taliban any better than pre-2001 Taliban?

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election — one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...