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Editorials

Past presidents are teachers, elder statesmen

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Detailed rules needed with NCAA plan

Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Mixed reviews on governor’s gun proposal

We are sure Gov. Mike DeWine meant well when he introduced his new gun law proposal on the heels of the mass shooting in Dayton. DeWine unveiled his “Strong Ohio” last month, a proposal that includes a voluntary background check for gun sales between private sellers, would increase ...

Treat equally all accused lawmakers

The resignation of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., is being questioned by some observers who say she is being held to a higher standard than male members of Congress accused of wrongdoing. It is not dodging the issue to point out the answer to that is no. Hill resigned her position. She was ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the 15 immigrants who this week raised their right hands in Mahoning County and swore the Oath of Allegiance to the U.S., making them American citizens. The new citizens from all around the world celebrated the event with friends, family and new fellow Americans. What a wonderful ...

Sound off

• It’s interesting that Youngstown is thinking about no longer using the speed cameras. When these cameras were first used, it was all about safety. As the money kept rolling in, more and more communities participated. Now all of a sudden when the camera money will be subtracted from the ...

New leader of IS, too, will be US target

It is doubtful that ISIS — the Islamic State terrorist organization — was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Be cautious of our children out tonight

No doubt many adults are annoyed by reminders that we need to be on our toes to protect children in our communities. After all, we are adults, are we not? We don’t need to be told to watch out for the kids, do we? Apparently, we do, especially on Halloween. Children are twice as likely to ...

Follow Ohio’s example of re-checking

When Ohio experimented this year with releasing ahead of time the hundreds of thousands of names it intended to purge from voter rolls before the November election, organizations such as the League of Women Voters and other volunteer groups were asked, essentially, to double check the state’s ...

Founders Fathers saw impeachment differently

Democrats in the House of Representatives remind us of the old West judge who promised defendants he would give them a fair trial — then hang them. The ongoing “impeachment inquiry” engineered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no more than her attempt to pursue a vendetta. Our nation’s ...