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Opinion

Be skeptical of pre-election social media

Russia and other foreign foes continue to probe both election mechanisms and the political network in this country in attempts to find ways to commit mischief electronically, it is being reported. With the presidential election now less than three months away, that should come as no ...

Get addiction help for you, your kids’ sake

There can be no argument that children have the best chance at lifelong success if they are guided by strong role models and strict boundaries in their formative years. That’s why we are so saddened when we must publish news stories in the Tribune Chronicle about parents who fail in their ...

Nursing home residents must be protected

About 40 percent of the more than 146,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 have been residents of nursing homes. Somehow, despite knowing older people with pre-existing health conditions are most vulnerable to the virus, we as a nation allowed that to happen. Many of the deaths occurred during ...

‘Build the Bridge’ program teaching athletes life lessons

High school sports is about so much more than just competition. Most athletes, coaches and parents already know it’s about building character, learning discipline on personal fitness or time management, and perhaps most of all, teamwork. And now it’s about even more than all that. ...

John Lewis inspired youth from Valley

The congressional website hosted by recently departed humanitarian and civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis remains active. Near the top of the site is a press release dated July 17, the same day he died, in which the Democratic congressman from Georgia explains a letter that he and fellow ...

Get inside the minds of ‘maskophobes’

DEAR EDITOR: Has the White House or Gov. Mike DeWine thought of recruiting maskophobes — those who reject mask-wearing — for focus groups to find out what their thinking is? Why not accept at face value the rationales offered by the maskophobes themselves? Well, maskophobes amount to ...

Program cuts will affect poor, elderly

DEAR EDITOR: The majority of Americans, including Republicans, do not want Social Security benefits to be cut, but 95 percent of House and Senate Republicans do want benefits to be cut. There are also a lot of Republicans who would love to abolish Social Security and every other program ...

Democrats doing little to stop mob rule in US

DEAR EDITOR: It is not about Black Lives Matter anymore. When protests turn to burning buildings, looting, vandalizing, defacing, taking over six blocks in Seattle, taking down and destroying our monuments and our American history, this needs to stop. These are anarchists; we do not govern ...

Great wave of people will vote for Biden

DEAR EDITOR: I was listening to a conversation describing Democrats as unenthusiastic in their support for Joe Biden compared to the energy and fervor among Republicans to re-elect Donald Trump. This belief is completely false. Here is the truth: the disgust Democrats hold for Trump is ...

Biden, Democrats will raise our cost of living

DEAR EDITOR: If Democrats win in November, here is what to expect: higher taxes even on your 401(k)s. First, you lost your pension, now they want more of this. They will change the retirement rules for you in the middle of the game. The green deal will take the “green” right out of ...