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Opinion

Updating is necessary for terrorist watch list

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

Some change will do you good

Change isn’t often easy — and at 52, I haven’t been a fan of it for several years. But sometimes when change is thrust upon you, you find yourself wondering why you were concerned. That was the position I found myself in a couple of months ago when The Vindicator suddenly ann-ounced ...

Become pro-active on gun violence

DEAR EDITOR: Again, we are faced with a mass shooting in our country. Texas is the target again. We, as a nation, must come to some common sense approach on how to control gun violence. Taking certain types of guns off the street is not the answer. We must take the person who pulls the ...

Give close watch to NY online decision

Attorneys general in 49 states — including ours — may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents’ ...

Voter roll purge dispute all about politics

I was a little girl growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania when I recall hearing some aunts and uncles in my large extended family engaging in discussion about an upcoming election at that time. Some in my family were not regular voters, and I recall them chatting about the chance that ...

Drug-free pain care gaining recognition

DEAR EDITOR: In the face of evidence that drug manufacturers and distributors knowingly pushed huge numbers of opioid pain pills on Americans, people are searching for safer cost-effective pain solutions. In response, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a proclamation designating September 2019 Drug ...

No one in Washington swamp seems to care

DEAR EDITOR: Kate Steinle was killed, allegedly by Jose Zarate, on a pier in San Fransisco. Zarate’s defense was that he found the gun and it went off accidentally and killed Kate. The sanctuary city of San Fransisco bought this line and let him go. He was charged with gun possession as ...

Thanks for new Vindicator edition

DEAR EDITOR: Thanks for bringing The Vindicator to the Tribune Chronicle. I received my Sunday paper last week, no big thing. I like it so far. Very informative. I especially liked reading Patty Kimerer’s column. I remember her from going to St. Matthias. Great job and I can’t wait ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To dozens of local school districts in Trumbull and Mahoning counties that have been operating ahead of the curve on social-emotional learning guidelines that recently were adopted at the state level. These important programs already have been successfully implemented for years in most ...

Eliminating fossil fuel use not practical

We Americans are renowned worldwide for our ingenuity and resourcefulness. When we encounter challenges, we find ways to overcome them. That makes proposals by several Democratic candidates for president quite puzzling. Where, pray tell, is the can-do American spirit? Five of the candidates ...