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Opinion

Racism comes under Democrats’ leadership

DEAR EDITOR: First of all, the death of George Floyd was terrible, and the officer, if convicted, should be sentenced to life. That said, it is quite upsetting hearing the press and progressive politicians continually talking about systemic racism. The USA has made great strides in race ...

McConnell, not Trump, is our biggest threat

DEAR EDITOR: Before Donald Trump assumed the presidency in 2017, Mitch McConnell became the Senate majority leader in 2015. He undertook a series of actions ordered by a small coterie of the ultra-wealthy. The purpose was to line the pockets of those rich folks. They put their need of ...

Two kinds of justice operate in America

DEAR EDITOR: As protest and violence rage through the country over the death of George Floyd, why are there no protest marches and calls for justice for the people who are shot and killed in Detroit and Chicago each week? Don’t those lives matter? Or is black people killing black people OK ...

GOP not helping to stop COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: I just heard the car companies are asking for help during the coronavirus crisis. Excuse me, but didn’t they get bailed out at least once before? And didn’t they get a huge tax break from Donald Trump, as well as the Republicans? What did they do with all that money? Did ...

Bishop Murry’s strong legacy will remain

DEAR EDITOR: Some come and go, and leave nothing. Some come and go, and leave something. Bishop Murry came to this world and left everything! He left his mark of leadership, scholarship, humility, simplicity, charity and love. He was the inspirational and spiritual leader, not just of ...

Police-complaint openness big part of reform

In Ohio, like most states, residents may easily access a public database of disciplinary records involving any educator licensed to teach our youth in the state of Ohio. Same goes for medical doctors, psychologists, dentists and even lawyers who practice here. Easy public access to this ...

It’s time for all local libraries to fully reopen

We are disappointed that, despite the reopening of bars, hair salons, tattoo parlors and other locations where customers may visit, sit and spend time, many of our tax-supported public libraries are choosing not to allow visitors or library users to come inside. Yes, we realize many libraries ...

Bishop embodied Christian qualities

DEAR EDITOR: It was a great joy and wonderful blessing to have Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., lead the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown during the last 13 years. He truly embodied the qualities that Pope Francis urges all members of Catholic ministries to embrace: hospitality, temperance, ...

We have right to be free from evil-doers

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding these protests, Martin Luther King Jr. never burned down businesses or mistreated police, even when President Lyndon Johnson had him arrested! He brought us together in peaceful marches, not the way the people today are doing it, lying to young people that all police ...

Columnist Cal’s racial bias is on full display

DEAR EDITOR: I suggest your newspaper ceases wasting money on syndication fees for Cal Thomas. I don’t know if he was ever “with it,” but he is certainly far past it. His tone-deaf interview with Newt Gingrich had their racial bias on full display. Could he not comprehend the sad ...