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‘Let’s keep it going,' Obama urges Dems

Ted Rall, the cartoonist wrote:
"...it is absolutely imperative that no one watching the first woman accept the presidential nomination of a major American political party be fooled into believing that she did it on the up and up.
Hillary Clinton did not run a clean campaign.
She cheated."
Mr. Rall wrote this before "the "Russians" leaked the emails that proved what most people had long suspected- that Clinton was colluding with the DNC and major media outlets.
Had she played by the rules, Bernie Sanders would probably have won the primary and the democrats would have found themselves with a nominee with principles and fewer worries regarding Trump come November. As it is , Trump may very well win and maybe that is the punishment the establishment deserves for forcing this woman on us this year.

July 28, 2016 at 2:36 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning County mulls moving offices to Oakhill

Has the empty Legal Arts Building across from the courthouse been considered as a potential new location for the recorder, auditor and treasurer?
Of course it needs to be restored, but the location is convenient and it would be a smart use of that building, in my opinion- especially since it is one of the first things visitors see upon exiting the Market Street bridge.
Furthermore, a walk-over bridge could be constructed in the future AND the Hub coffee shop could become operational again!
The Oakhill location is a better option for agencies whose offices aren't affected by their proximity to the courthouse.

July 17, 2016 at 1:10 p.m. suggest removal

Poll: GOP voters want delegate leader to win

None of this seems to matter-until recently, but Trump's style, long on gut instincts, short of reading briefing books, has taken a toll. His opponents have called him reckless' and 'unfit to be commander in chief.'
President Obama has said Trump doesn't know much about foreign policy, or nuclear policy, or the Korean peninsula, or the world generally.

Mr Trump's rhetorical journey on letting Japan and korea build their own arsenals was instructive- he first suggested that he was open to arming the 2 nations, during an inter view with the New York Times. He also began saying he would pull out of NATO if European members didn't pay a greater share of its costs. If it breaks up NATO, it breaks up NATO, he said at a rally in Racine, WI. As Japanese and Korean officials objected to his comments, Trump might have begun to recognize that the idea of letting the 2 countries defend themselves against North Korean threats flew in the face of another of his goals: avoiding proliferation.

A Trump presidency would be something like allowing a chimpanzee to fly a commercial airliner, no implied offense to chimpanzees.

April 16, 2016 at 5:34 p.m. suggest removal

Attacks on Cruz’s wife could hurt Trump with female voters

The 23 'trusted friends' announced this month as part of Mr Cruz' national security 'coalition' are led by Victoria Coates, his adviser on foreign policy (and an expert on Renaissance art) who has never held a national security job. The team includes Eliot Abrams, convicted of lying to Congress about his role in the Iran-contra affair and later an advisor in the GW Bush administration; and frank Gaffney Jr., whose Center for Security Policy has been labeled a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center and has spread the falsehood that President Obama is a Muslim.
On the domestic side, Mr Cruz has taken on board former Texas senator Phil Gramm, whose opposition to virtually every form of financial industry regulation e3arned him a villain's role in the 2008 financial crisis.
Trump says he consults mostly with himself on foreign policy but has lately released a list of five advisors, only some of whom people had actually heard of. One is Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, die-hard anti-immigrant conservative whose aide, Stephen Miller, now works revving up anti-immigrant sentiment at Trump rally. On domestic matters, Mr Trump has mentioned corporate raider turned shareholder activist Carl Icahn as someone who wants to 'be involved' in trade negotiations, such as the proposed 45 per cent Tarif Mr Trump threatens to slap on Chinese imports. Mr Icahn is similar to Mr Trump in several respects, including a capacity for bombast and an ability to explain away business reversals.
Give John Kasich has reached back to to the first Bush administration and into the dwindling pool of Republicans who focus on issues like trade and manufacturing. These include John Sununu, White House Chief of staff under Bush 1,noted beltway insider Sen Ron Portman of Ohio and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin.
One can take the measure of others by the company they keep. It is sadly illustrative of the state of the Republican party that some of its least tolerant characters are now guiding presidential nominees whose inexperience makes them more vulnerable to dangerous advice.

March 29, 2016 at 3:38 p.m. suggest removal

Manufacturing will be revived, Clinton tells Youngstown rally

Sherrod Brown endorsing the Windsock is beyond disappointing!

March 13, 2016 at 9:16 a.m. suggest removal

Mill Creek shake-up prompts calls to repeal MetroParks levy

Bob K-

The private interests you list as encountering difficulty are just that--private interests.

Mill Creek Park is tax supported, FYI. As a voter and tax payer in Mahoning County, I can be as interested, or disinterested, as I Please, if you don't mind.

How the park is managed is of some concern to me as a tax payer. It isn't 'the end of the world,' but it IS important, and one of the VERY few resources in this community worth the concern of all. Jus sayin'

February 20, 2016 at 2:54 p.m. suggest removal

Pa. girl, 16, gets probation for pushing teacher down bleachers

Probably much different had the teacher pushed the student down/
Massive lawsuit(s) followed by demonstrations, perhaps those led by redoubtable 'leaders' from various communities, loss of teaching certificate and/or license, eventually fired. Probably no apology required, however.

February 20, 2016 at 2:39 p.m. suggest removal

Betras rebukes Humphries after request for role when presidential hopefuls visit

Wise up Jerry- don't be a sap. Betras is the ELEcTED LEADER of a political party on the local level. He3's very heavily invested in Politics in that regard.

Humphries, contrariwise, has no official 'party' status per se but wanders from pillar to post pretending to represent some vast political infrastructure that leans to the right, hard right in some cases. He might stick to having Rubio, Cruz et Al visit the fringes of Mahoning County, unable for some reason to find their collective way into the city. Odd isn't it?

Nest ce-pas?

December 30, 2015 at 9:09 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown police closing in on 5,000 speeding citations for year

Dmackers correct, of course.

No semblance of due process for camera-issued tickets.

December 21, 2015 at 2:01 p.m. suggest removal

ICE CASTLE MELTDOWN

It is interesting that all the "character" aspects usually associated with being part of a football Team, I.E.,self discipline, sacrifice, self control, sportsmanship (good, preferably), doing things for the good of the team, sort of got flushed when the head coach lost his poise.

Apparently NOT an isolated incident.

A little introspection from ALL members of the organization's leadership team might be a bit useful right about now; in the meantime, a delightful week of practice and a trip to Terre Haute await. It will be interesting to see how the coach(es) choose to finish the season.

November 15, 2015 at 3:53 p.m. suggest removal

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