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US policy on ISIS remains delusional

November 23, 2015 Islamic terrorists think big and realistically. Their goal is to bring the world to its knees in front of them. more »»

Will America fight the IS or simply wait around to be attacked again?

November 21, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terrorism. more »»

Don’t be fooled; Clinton plans to intensify Obama’s ‘war on coal’

November 20, 2015 Hillary Clinton must be hoping voters will miss the point of her radical environmental agenda. Perhaps a little misdirection will help in that regard, she may have reasoned. more »»

More judges need to check Obama’s abuse of separation of powers

November 19, 2015 It has taken nearly seven years, but finally federal judges seem to be taking the constitutional separation of powers seriously. more »»

Obama could learn a thing or two from France’s reaction to IS attack

November 17, 2015 France’s reaction to terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris was an air strike against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria. more »»

Oversight needed to ensure effective fight against IS

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Missouri professor’s misbehavior is indicative of attitudes of many in academia

November 14, 2015 Many people are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biased. more »»

Climate change discussion must start out with the truth

November 13, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Kentucky voters send clear message on effectiveness of Obamacare

November 12, 2015 In what many observers viewed as a referendum on Obamacare, Kentucky voters last week elected only the second Republican governor the state has had in four decades. GOP Gov. more »»

Thank you, veterans

November 11, 2015 Our nation was founded July 4, 1776, and every second of every day since the moment John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and 52 others put quill to paper to sign the... more »»

Congress needs to stand up and stop Obama from closing Gitmo

November 10, 2015 Our system of government uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinion. more »»

Second thoughts on second chances

November 9, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Setting limits on children’s ‘screen time’ is more important than ever

November 7, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Obama continues his unrealistic strategy to deal with IS in Syria

November 6, 2015 Members of U.S. military special operations units are very, very good at what they do. But they are not that goo. more »»

Conservatives must use 2017 deadline as means for spending discipline

November 5, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measure. more »»

It’s time to support the election winners

November 4, 2015 With Election Day now behind us, it certainly has been refreshing to see the high level of enthusiasm exhibited by area residents for many of the local races in this year’s election. more »»

Winners of local races will have biggest impact on our daily lives

November 3, 2015 Let’s say for a minute that there are two major road construction projects going on — one in Gary, Indiana and the other in Lewistown. more »»

Robo-cop out

November 2, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Boehner tried to ‘clean the barn’ for Ryan but did just the opposite

October 31, 2015 Let us hope U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the new speaker of the House of Representatives, is as creative, energetic and dedicated to reform as his record seems to indicate. more »»

It’s up to adults to make sure kids are safe this Halloween

October 30, 2015 Youngsters decked out as everything from princesses to zombies will be ringing doorbells throughout the our area during the next few evenings, primed to yell “trick or treat” when someone opens the... more »»



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