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Opinion

Fixing USPS problems must be a priority

Told in school that a really, really big test was coming up and that passing it was critical not just to you but also to your entire school, you’d probably do all you could to be prepared. Were you told that no expense would be spared in providing resources for you to prepare for the exam ...

Be watchful of foreign election interference

If last week’s announcement that Russian and Iranian operatives are using technology once again to influence U.S. politics came as a surprise, you clearly have not been paying attention. That makes you preferred prey, by the way. We were warned in advance of the 2016 election of how the ...

Simply ‘following science’ not always key

We’ve been urged to “follow the science” so many times during the past eight months that we suspect many people are growing sick of the advice. Besides, what if the scientists aren’t following the science? Some of them are not. Americans became justifiably suspicious of the World ...

American workers are tired of the lies

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump is bragging about his jobs record in the Midwest. So why didn’t he lift a finger when 14,000 GM workers were laid off? In 2016, Trump won big in the Mahoning Valley. Voters here believed Trump when he said he would be the “greatest jobs president that God ever ...

Disability advocates compare candidates

DEAR EDITOR: The mission of Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the soul of our work is rooted in empowering Ohioans with disabilities to make the best choices for ...

Unorthodox November quickly approaches

These days, white silken ghosts hang from the hooks on my front porch that only recently held my purple flowering hanging baskets. Halloween is quickly approaching, and just like that, the Nov. 3 election will be here, and then Thanksgiving. (I already know what I’ll be thankful for ...

Christina Hagan is ‘right Hagan’

DEAR EDITOR: Tim Ryan is obviously desperate to stay in Congress, and it appears he is willing to go to low depths to accomplish it. Take the recent ad he created with state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, in which residents of the 13th District were instructed not to vote for the “wrong ...

Gains should keep his seat as Mahoning prosecutor

We have little doubt that Marty Desmond, the attorney hoping to win his former boss’ Mahoning County prosecutor’s post, is focused and smart. Desmond, 46, a Republican from Poland, showed great attention to detail and preparedness when he spoke with us about his candidacy, relaying what ...

Powerful words can create support

DEAR EDITOR: We hear the speeches, and we often see the attendees clap and cheer. So do those words and statements really work? Do they bring support? Words and statements such as: “Today I am at the head of the strongest Army in the world, the most gigantic Air Force and of a proud ...

How Trump failed with coronavirus

DEAR EDITOR: So, as we watch maskless Donald Trump brag that he was blessed to have contracted COVID-19 and that he’s found a cure for it, let’s look at some facts. The therapeutic drug the president was prescribed, antibody Regeneron, has shown even more promise as a prophylaxis to ...