It is pointless to argue whether the atomic bomb attacks on the civilian populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified. It is a fait accompli. Instead we should be working towards banning all nuclear weapons through diplomatic negotiations with all the current nuclear powers: China, India, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and of course the United States. How can we tell Iran it cannot have a nuclear weapon when it is surrounded by nuclear powers? It is interesting that both Truman and Nixon were urged by some in the military to use nuclear weapons in Korea and Vietnam respectively; both said no.
August 16, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.
And the bar tenders always wear crisp white shirts and colorful ties.
August 16, 2015 at 8:46 a.m.
A year from now we will still be talking about Youngstown's failing schoolls. The system is descending into a malestrom.
July 29, 2015 at 6:21 p.m.
How about the state theatre? The facade of that building stilll stands unfinished after promises to restore it. Promises, promises. Youngstown's motto.
July 29, 2015 at 6:11 p.m.
As Kasich's inspiration, he can look to these nondescript Ohio presidents: Benjamin Harrison, a one termer; Garfield, assassinated; Taft, too fat for the White House bathtub; McKinley, assassinated; and Harding, corrupt and a philanderer,
July 21, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.
"Mr. Excitement" hasn't got a chance of winning the GOP nomination. No one will notice him in the gang of 16 and counting.
July 21, 2015 at 8:28 a.m.
Governor Kasich will never stand out among the GOP candidates for president because he is so bland. He, like Woody Allen’s Zelig, blends in so completely he is hardly noticeable. He is Mr. Bland. He has a plain, face that you would never recognize in a crowd; he speaks in plain, bland Ohio cadences;and his uninspired speeches are delivered with all the excitement of a chess game commentator. No, Mr. Kasich is no match for the likes of Trump, Cruz, Walker, Huckabee, Perry, JEB, or even Lindsey Graham. Hillary would positively annihilate him in the general election.
July 19, 2015 at 1:27 p.m.
The park has always been a good neighbor and I was always proud to show it off to my out-of-town friends and relatives. I didn't know I was subjecting them to possible E Coli infection. Pollution of the three lakes is the saddest thing to happen to Youngstown since the closing of the steel mills. The pols offer no solution. So I guess we are stuck with our own Love Canal.
July 15, 2015 at 8:21 a.m.
As Bertram says, "Save Our Schools," means "Maintain the Status Quo." Everyone opposed to the Plan should read Bertram's Sunday column and then memorize it. The schools cannot be allowed to fall further and further behind under the "leadership" of inept, sophomoric Board members who haven't got a clue. I fear, however, that the CEO will meet organized opposition the minute he arrives in town.
July 14, 2015 at 9:43 a.m.
Use your head, people. If it weren't for the competition from the foreign car manufacturers, we'd still be riding around in the junk that GM, Chrysler, and Ford forced on us for years. If those companies now produce "absolutely wonderful" cars today, you can thank foreign car competition. And I love competition; it's so American.
July 8, 2015 at 9:43 a.m.