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Debates about immigration older than the United States of America

Opinion: By David M. SHRIBMAN Andrews McMeel Syndication Finally, after agonizing procedural wrangling


Support small farmers

Opinion: By Brian Wakamo OtherWords Summer: the season of barbecues, baseball games, and backyard fun.


Heed patrol’s sage advice: Move over and slow down

Editorial: With summer officially starting this week, many of us are more than ready to rush headlong into the


Probe Pittsburgh Police shooting promptly

Opinion: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The protesters who took to the streets and social media after Antwon


Head of the EPA is bad for US

Opinion: By Jill Richardson OtherWords Did you hear that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency,


Youngstown’s budget crisis puts city council members in a bind

Opinion: Youngstown is facing a general-fund crisis that needs to be addressed immediately. And city


US can wait no longer for just immigration reform

Editorial: Controversial develop- ments in the Mahoning Valley and at this country’s southern border this month


Libertarian Bill Weld could be best bet to restore conservatism

Opinion: WASHINGTON “This,” exclaimed Margaret Thatcher, thumping Friedrich Hayek’s 500-page tome “The


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Ohio’s GOP legislators nix a sensible gun-control law

Editorial: Republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate have largely ignored Republican Gov. John Kasich’s


Sharing a dorm room on campus

Opinion: By Danny Tyree Cagle Cartoons According to the Washington Post, at some universities, nearly 50


Trump’s comments on Kim are a nauseating betrayal of our values

Opinion: WASHINGTON Many weeks – every week? – in the age of Trump are depressing. This last one has been


Curfew sweeps in Y’town benefit youth, neighborhoods

Editorial: Two separate homicides on the East Side of Youngstown late Monday and early Tuesday reinforce the


Kid cruelty may finally hurt GOP

Opinion: By Dick Polman Cagle Cartoons It may seem crass to discuss the potential political impact of


Trumpsters target Postal Service

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords The U.S. postal system has 30,000 outlets serving every part of


Too many of us are poor

Opinion: By Mona Younis OtherWords Are we Americans unworthy? That’s certainly the message we’re getting


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