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Editorials

Who stands as real enemy of climate change?

Curious, is it not, that the major industrial power doing the most to battle climate change is the target of the bulk of criticism regarding that concern? With a new general session of the United Nations underway, multiple world leaders are citing worry about a range of issues. In fairness to ...

First ladies do good work for America

Whether the exquisite furniture in the Blue Room at the White House is genuine antiques or department-store reproductions is nowhere near as important as, say, the war in Afghanistan. And whether the wallpaper in the Red Room is refurbished or, at high cost, replaced has no effect on the ...

Fossil energy research should receive funding

Members of Congress are on a time clock regarding appropriations bills. Unless they are enacted by Oct. 1, one more of the dreaded government “shutdowns” may occur. That sort of pressure often pushes good things through the cracks. That should not be permitted in regard to a proposal that ...

Missing body camera footage would be crucial

Police officers involved in the shooting death of a Niles man will not be charged criminally on the state level, according to Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins and a Trumbull County grand jury that heard the case. In a 35-page report released in recent days, Watkins agrees with a ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Akron Children’s Hospital, which this week announced a sizable expansion of its youth behavioral health program in the Mahoning Valley by the end of 2019. Sadly, the need to address these types of youth issues is growing. Akron Children’s recognizes that need and is stepping ...

Would reaction differ with a conservative?

How Canadian voters react to revelations about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up to them, of course. But the episode is one more demonstration of the hypocrisy demonstrated by liberal politicians who are always eager to use “the race card” in criticizing conservatives. Trudeau ...

Law fought the law, and Law won

Being considered an independent candidate for public office in Ohio isn’t that hard. You really only have to not be affiliated with a political party — which typically means you don’t hold an office with that party, and after you file as an independent you don’t turn around and vote ...

Corruption in county must end

The black eye that Mahoning County has sported many times in the not-so-distant past returned last week when longtime public contractor Raymond Briya pleaded guilty to charges indicating that he took money from the private firm he worked for to bribe public officials. In the plea deal, Briya ...

Lessons about Constitution worth having

Tuesday, we honored our Constitution, the foundation of our society. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years before. There to reform the ...

Don’t involve government in private deals

Let’s say you decide to go into business for yourself. You’ve always wanted to be a home construction contractor. Why not? Credit could be a problem. Even if you have socked aside enough to build a few “spec” houses, how will you operate while you wait for them to sell? You’ll need ...